Film as Africa’s key economic driver for 2016 (interview with Stuart Forrest)

Triggerfish Animation Studios walked away from the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA) as Overall Winner, along with the titles of Business of the Year and Business with Global Reach. CEO Stuart Forrest explains how film is transforming business on the continent. […] Extract 4) Definitely. Explain how film can be a key economic driver in…

The Cinema from Africa Festival in Lausanne (Switzerland) : call for projects

The Cinema from Africa Festival in Suisse – Lausanne, just launched its call for projects. The 11th edition will take place from 18-21 August, 2016. Registration: The selection is open to fictions, documentaries and animations of all kind. You can provide either a DVD or a Internet link. Download the registration form here and sent it to info@cinemasdafrique.ch…

iREP International Documentary Film Festival 2016 (Nigeria) : call for entries

Dates  : 17-24 March, 2016 Theme: Change-Documentary Films As Agent Provocateur ! Submission Guidelines -Film must reflect the African experience i.e. the subject matter must address or celevrate issues in Africa -Non-english language works must have English subtitles at the rime submitted. Dialogue list will not be accepted. -TWO DVD copies of the work, formatted…

Virtual reality: the next frontier

  The rise of virtual reality (VR) technology and devices has prompted online video subscription service providers, such as Netflix and Hulu, to launch virtual reality apps which allow users to access content in 3D. In partnership with Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus VR, Samsung Electronics has developed a product which transforms Samsung smartphones into…

The Mokolo Project is looking for illustrative images of African cinema

The Mokolo Project is a bilingual (French/English) interactive and community-driven platform entirely dedicated to the African cinema. Featuring three thematic platforms (Mokolo.tv, Mokolo.pro, Mokolo.oer) the objective is to become one-stop portal for all existing African movies portals for distribution, professional networking and exchange for both practitioners and film enthusiasts in order to reinforce the accessibility…

Festival Cinéma du Réel (Paris) : Registration of films

The selection for the 38th edition of the Cinema du Reel International Documentary Film Festival Competition is now open. The Festival will take place from the 18 – 27 March, 2016.  Check out the rules and regulations on our website www.cinemadureel.org The Festival includes 4 sections of open length non-fiction films:-International Competition-French Competition-First Features International Competition-Short Movies…