Francophone Africa Is the New Land of Opportunity for the French Media Industry

The Francophone film industry has experienced a nice boost recently thanks to the success of a few recent films, including “Timbuktu” by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako and the Malagasy documentary “Ady Gasy“. Other successful projects have showcased the undeniable growth of the sector in the region: “Les Chevaux de Dieu” (God’s horses) from Morocco, “La Pirogue” (The Boat) from …

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IMAX Signs First Agreement in Nigeria with Filmhouse Cinemas

IMAX Corporation and Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria’s largest chain of movie theaters, today announced an agreement for an IMAX theater to be located in a new construction project in Lagos, the country’s largest city with a population of more than 20 million. The deal, announced at CineEurope, marks the first-ever IMAX agreement in not only Nigeria (continental Africa’s largest economy), but in West…

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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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The CNC (French National Cinema Center) launches “ACM Distribution” thanks to MEDIA support

With the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme, the CNC will endow World Cinema Support (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde in French, or ACM) with a component dedicated to the international distribution of the films supported at the production stage. This new mechanism, dubbed ACM Distribution, is intended to boost European and worldwide…

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Ebonylife TV and Summview Announce Launch of Premium VOD Platform Dedicated to Content Made in Africa

At the 1st edition of DISCOP Abidjan, EbonyLife TV has announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW (http://www.summview.com) enabling the launch of a premium multi-screen VOD platform. The accessibility of the service on mobile application (Apple Store, Google Play Store) and online platforms (vod.ebonylifetv.com), will allow EbonyLife TV to offer African Diaspora users around the world, the ability to…

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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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