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…

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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…

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Nigeria’s VoD platform Dobox turns its attention to Francophone markets

Nigeria’s digital entertainment platform Dobox has quietly built itself a user base by concentrating on getting a number of things right. According to its CEO, it is now looking at expanding into Francophone Africa. It is probably one of the first Anglophone VoD platforms to make this step. Balancing Act’s Analyst Sylvain Beletre interviewed Dobox’s…

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Eugénie Diecky of Africa N°1 launches Radio Télévision Africaine

Eugénie Diecky, famous presenter of numerous radio programs on Africa N°1, is the developer of this Pan African television channel which will at first broadcast its programs on Internet before being available on satellite bundles. Program clips are already available online. Eugénie Diecky is confident that her channel will “create a revolution on the African…

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Active Film Distribution Companies in Nigeria and the Vicious Circle of Movie Piracy

Nigeria has a peculiar film industry. The Nigerian film industry does not have a formal film market, but there is active film distribution in Africa’s largest film industry. The Nigerian film industry which comprises of Nollywood and Kannywood is estimated to be worth more than US$ 590 million annually; producing over 2, 400 movies annually…

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