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#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

Africa screenwriter’s residency 2018 participants announced by Realness co-founder Elias Ribeiro.
African film residency announced at Cannes

Realness Africa screenwriter's residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film festival...

3 days ago

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream...

14 May 2018

FCAT panel.
The African diaspora fights for place in film

Actors and directors from the African diaspora in Europe fight for a place in the film world...

9 May 2018

Liberian film festival celebrates human rights
Liberian film festival celebrates human rights

To coincide with Europe Day, the European Union will launch the second film festival in Liberia...

8 May 2018

PF Jones/SABC1.
Favourite African adverts - Wes Phelan

South African creative director Wes Phelan recently picked his favourite African advert for Africa.film, a new site showcasing Africa's best videos...

8 May 2018

FCAT 2018 Feature Film winner: Poisonous Roses.
Best African feature film for 2018

Poisonous Roses by Egyptian director Ahmed Fawzi Saleh has won Best Feature Film at FCAT 2018...

7 May 2018

Touki Bouki film.
The best African films of all time

International critics have voted for the best African films of all time. 'Touki Bouki' by Djibril Diop Mambéty tops the list of best African films...

3 May 2018

Cinema rediscovered across Africa
Cinema rediscovered across Africa

Orange and Vivendi sign a partnership deal with the CanalOlympia cinema network to make the big screen more accessible to all in Africa...

30 Apr 2018

'Ouaga Girls', Tarifa-Tangiers African Film Festival
Feminism and activism feature in African film festival

Feminism and political activism are the main themes at the only festival held simultaneously in Africa and Europe...

30 Apr 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced

The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been announced...

26 Apr 2018

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

DRC documentary wins human rights award
DRC documentary wins human rights award

Documentary film recognised for highlighting human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

19 Apr 2018

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 Apr 2018

#Africa #Tanzania #Zanzibar #film #womeninfilm @DISCOPmarkets
Supporting women filmmakers in Africa

A history of African women in film will be presented at the DISCOP Zanzibar and Africa in Motion Film Festival (AiM) in Zanzibar this year...

12 Apr 2018

Dorothy Ghettuba, CEO, Spielworks Media.
Making it in Africa

Dorothy Ghettuba is the CEO of Spielworks Media, a TV, film, and digital media production company based in Kenya. She talks about her journey...

12 Apr 2018

Actor, John Boyega.
Hollywood actor John Boyega to invest in Nollywood

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has said that he is in Nigeria to give back and nurture talent that will end up as ambassadors for the country...

12 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018
The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018

The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, has been announced as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018...

3 Apr 2018

10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa
10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa

Ticket bookings are now open for Ciclope Africa, the regional leg of Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image...

29 Mar 2018

Next Gen programme at Discop Zanzibar
Next Gen programme at Discop Zanzibar

Discop Zanzibar has announced the preliminary backbone of the Next Gen knowledge-transfer and development programme...

28 Mar 2018

The actor Emilio Buale stands out in the official poster for the edition 2018 of the FCAT which has been presented in Madrid.
Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival launched

Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival celebrates 15 years with a look at the African diaspora...

22 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

Tributes paid to Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo
Tributes paid to Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo

Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passed away over the weekend. He was hailed as a "towering figure of African cinema"...

27 Feb 2018

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