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Pan-African consortium discusses future of cinema in Africa

As part of the events scheduled for the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), the African Film Consortium (AFC) held a session tagged “The Brand and Its Stakeholders” on Monday, November 14, 2016.

The session was led by Mr. Mykel Parish, President of the AFC, was moderated by veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo and brand expert, Charles O’Tudor.

Funding the industry

Film practitioners at the event identified funding as one of the problems confronting f...

AFC MAKES CASE FOR AFRICAN CINEMA AT AFRIFF

For nearly four hours, the African Film Consortium (AFC) held sway at The Palms, with filmmakers from different African countries and the Diaspora, who converged to rub minds on the future of cinema business in Africa.

Tagged “The Brand and Its Stakeholders”, the session, in conjunction with AFRIFF, was led by Mr. Mykel Parish, President of the AFC, and had moderators like veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo and Brand Expert, Charles O’Tudor.

At the event, practitioners identified funding as one of the problems confronting filmmakers in Nigeria and African entertainmen...

Cinema is a language which I continually strive to understand - Christa Eka Assam

Interview by Isedehi Aigbogun

Christa Eka Assam is a Cameroonian actress, writer and director, known for Alma, Beleh and Ninah's and started her filmmaking career as an actress in 2006. She made her first six-minute short film, Doormat, which was selected into the Durban Talent Campus in 2012. Beleh is her second short film and then the multiple awards winning Alma. The AFC blog engages her in this chat on the journey so far.

Isd: As a filmmaker, all your movie productions have been shorts. Although, this...

Great Films are films that make you think - Sara Blecher

Interview by Isedehi Aigbogun

Sara Blecher is a South African filmmaker who has made a number of award-winning features, documentaries and drama series, notable amongst them are “Surfing Soweto” and “Kobus And Dumile,” for which she won CNN’s African journalist of the year award. Her first feature film, “Otelo Burning,” won over 17 international awards and was named by CNN as one of the top ten African films of the decade. Following the success of Otelo Burning, she got funding from the National Film and Video Foundatio...

My Films have always resonated with my surrounding - Eric Kabera

INTERVIEW BY ISEDEHI AIGBOGUN

Eric Kabera is a Rwandan journalist, filmmaker, founder of the Kwetu Film Institute, director of the Rwanda Film Festival and president of Rwanda Cinema Center. As a filmmaker, his works includes the feature film, Africa United, Keepers of Memory, Through my Eyes  and 100 Days: a feature film recounting the days ensuing the start of Rwanda’s genocide.  Eric has been recognized by the Director’s Guild of America; and is the 2012 recipient of the P...

Abuja International Film Festival - Our little way of developing the creative sector - Fidelis Duker

INTERVIEW BY ISEDEHI AIGBOGUN

Fidelis Duker is a Nigerian filmmaker, writer, columnist, public relations consultant, social critic/commentator and thoughtleader. He is the festival Director Of Abuja international film Festival , which has attracted thousands of filmmakers in the Diaspora over the time. He is a major stakeholder in Nollywood and a regional secretary for Fepaci. The depth of his chat with AFC blog's Isedehi Aigbogun, expresses alot of important information.

Isd: What prompted you to start the Abuja Internatio...

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