Nollywood takes on Paris

 It’s being called “Nollywood sur Seine” – a Nigerian film festival, which is wrapping up its third edition in Paris Sunday. Nigeria is now the world’s second-largest movie producer, but film quality has not always been tops. That is changing, however. Move over Hollywood. After India’s famous “Bollywood,” Nigeria’s “Nollywood” is now the world’s second-largest…

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Report on the 1st Francophone Film Meetings in Africa

Scheduled immediately following the Discop Africa television market, these meetings brought together representatives from the movie industry from 15 French-speaking countries around the world, including European states (France, Belgium, Switzerland), Québec), the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco), and sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo). Africa is a market of primary…

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Al Jazeera’s “Liberia: Living With Ebola” documentary wins Best Documentary at Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards

Al Jazeera’s Liberia: Living With Ebola was named Best Documentary at the inaugural Mohamed Amin Media Awards (MAMA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched by Africa24 Media and Mo Sound, MAMA honours “the best quality, most innovative content and rising platforms that are changing the face of Africa.” In Liberia: Living with Ebola, Sierra Leone’s Emmy, BAFTA…

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Seedstars World competition : discover the best start-ups from emerging markets

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5mn in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 50 countries. Check out the dates of the Africa Tour Read the Competition rules and regulations Source : Seedstars world, June 2nd, 2015 Review of Maputo’s kick-off “Global seed-stage competition for startups Seedstars World has…

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“19 Feature Film Projects From Around Africa Have Been Selected for This Year’s Durban FilmMart”

New projects that I’m looking forward to discovering further, and eventually seeing some time down the road, from filmmakers whose work has been featured on this blog over the years… Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July…

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