The Other Side of Africa : From Nigeria to Netflix : African Cinema Goes Global

In the country that now represents Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria’s film industry has exploded in recent years, outstripping the more established Hollywood and Bollywood in various statistics. Over the last 20 years, Nollywood’s indomitable rise accounts for more than 1.4 percent of Nigeria’s GDP, which amounts to US$7.2 billion, according to the Oxford Business Group.…

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Eurodoc program : call for participants

Participants with projects : The workshops are designed for European producers with documentary projects – one-offs or transmedia – with real international potential. Participants without projects : Some participants attending the workshops will come from the documentary departments of the broadcasters or from institutions defending, promoting and funding documentary productions. This will fulfil a long-lasting…

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Encounters Documentary Festival (South Africa) is hiring a new director

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, the premier African festival dedicated to the documentary genre, is calling for applications for the position of Director of this 18 year old Festival. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate reasonable knowledge of the documentary industry in South Africa, of international platforms (broadcasters, commissioners and festivals), and good…

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