After having been to Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, South Africa and Cameroon, Mokolo is heading to the Carthage International Film Festival, in Tunisia! About thirty members, supporters and partners from Africa and its Diaspora are invited to this meeting in order to review the progress made on the Mokolo Project. Recommendations for the ongoing implementation of the functionalities of each platform will be discussed, to make sure the real needs of African practitioners and those in the Diaspora, involved in the cinema industry are met. It will also be the occasion to hold the Mokolo Foundation general meeting and elect a new committee in charge of the Mokolo Foundation activities.
Furthermore, this will help to strengthen the link to the African Film community and to encourage dialogue about the Mokolo project and promote its activities. The team will be holding a public meeting on November 23rd, 2015 at 10.30 am, at the Tunisia Palace.
The Mokolo Project, officially started in 2014 is about to launch a first version of its portal by end of 2015 or early 2016.
The Mokolo.tv and Mokolo.oer platforms have been designed and still work in progress and a public test will start in December. The OER production team are also conducting OER content production including learning materials, tutorials video with African filmmakers etc.
Mokolo.pro is being developed while the content team based in Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya are compiling information to create thematic databases. So far, 30 000 movies information, 10 000 film practitioners, 65 VOD platforms, 123 film festivals and film organizations and 50 film schools have been compiled. Meanwhile discussions have began to start the aggregating work with different identified partners.
With the web semantics technology, Mokolo is also working on the referencing of the site
as well as a Linked Open Data on African Films that helps users to get all the information they are looking for on African films.
And at last, on the Communication side, the main task of the Communications Manager, has been to develop and promote an online visibility for Mokolo. Through our information website, we have been able to disseminate content on our social networks, via our Facebook and Twitter accounts, while also developing virtual partnerships and interactions with organisations in our field; such as Cine Guimbi, Kalasha International, Belleville en Vues and Festival des Nouveaux Cinemas Documentaires, Association Project’heurts, AZTV, African Women in Cinema, Kenya Scriptwriters, etc.
Today, Mokolo is a 22 person team, spread across Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa and Germany.
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