Festival Lights, Camera Africa!!! 2015 – ‘Future Forward’

Lights, Camera Africa!!! 2015 – ‘Future Forward’   In a rousing fifth year, the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival presents this year’s festival under the title, Future Forward. Future Forward is an assembly of bold and energetic pieces of African and independent cinema that portray the intrepid spirit that characterizes the force that propels us…

A Film That’s as Close to a Superhero Origin Story, Set in an African Country, as There Currently Is (Watch It!)

One of the acclaimed short films from the sophomore class of Focus Features’ seemingly now-defunct Africa First Shorts Program, “Umkhungo,” also a South African film, directed by Matthew Jankes, is now online, courtesy of the filmmaker, who alerted me to it over the weekend, and I’m sharing with you all now. The film is as…

African Media Initiative and DW-Akademie partner to launch African Stories Programme

  PRESS RELEASE Nairobi- 4th September 2015– A new platform that will enable the sharing of high quality, PanAfrican TV content between regional and global media organizations is set to be launched as part of the African Stories project. Deustche Welle Akademie and the African Media Initiative (AMI) have partnered to significantly increase the production of…