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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Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage : appel à inscriptions / Carthage International Film Festival : call for submissions

Les Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, qui auront lieu cette année du 21 au 28 novembre, ont lancé leur appel à inscriptions pour les différentes sections : -La competition officielle, inscrivez vos films  http://www.jcctunisie.org/inscrip_film.php -La Bourse d’Aide Takmil, pour les projets ayant besoin d’une aide à la finition http://www.jcctunisie.org/inscripTakmil.php -Le Producer’s Network, pour les courts métrages,…

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Collaborative technology solutions are breaking down cultural borders

The attraction of high-growth markets is strong, and companies of all sizes are looking to develop in new regions that are full of potential. However the rules of the game have changed. There are regulatory, political, infrastructure and cultural considerations. There are also local players, who can be just as innovative, high-tech, well-branded and service-orientated,…

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FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. The deal will see eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio initially set for Botswana be made available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania,…

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ZIFF 2015 at a glance

  ZIFF CEO and festival director, Prof. Martin Mhando SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: One day after the 2015 edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) wrapped up, Screen Africa caught up with festival director, Professor Martin Mhando, who provided an overview of the festival’s major themes and highlights. The first thing that Prof. Mhando mentions…

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