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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Demand for online video soars in SA

South Africans are racing to adopt video and are watching more and longer rich media clips on smartphones, new research shows. According to research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), locals recorded the second highest year-on-year increase in video consumption. The report, which is entitled ‘Mobile Video Usage: A Global Perspective’, says that SA increased…

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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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