From only 4 in 2005, to more than 10 today, films schools are committed to creating an African Film School Festival. The arrival of the TNT (Television Numerique) urges the increased need for training.
The African cinema industry workings is the least known to its audience. To make that change, film schools have decided to unite. After an initial meeting in South Africa, it was finally in Marrakech that CARA, gathered together the CILECT group (worldwide film schools) and African film schools. This press conference was held last week at the Visual Arts School of Marrakech (ESAV). The announcement about the African Film School Festival was made in Morocco, where the first edition will take place. Moreover, a discussion about the audiovisual sector also took place and African countries, encouraged by the TNT, will have to train technicians to produce the HD quality needed content needed. Ten years ago, Africa only had 4 film schools, today, there are more than 10 and the ambition of each country is to have its own.
Source/ Read more (in french): L’Economiste, November 19th, 2015, partially translated by Mokolo