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The foundation lettera27 presents a fund of 25,000 euros to support African filmmakers

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 The foundation lettera27 presents a fund of 25,000 euros to support African filmmakers participating at the Industry Area of the African Film Festival of Cordoba A Jury of experts will select the best script for production.   The Italian organization lettera27 , with the support of the Moleskine foundation has presented today, 14th of October, a fund of 25,000 euros for the realization of one project out of 11 African film projects, which were presented in the 4th Forum of Coproduc...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival South Africa Industry Reception

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By Maria Esteves – April 21, 2012 The Eleventh Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Festival (TFF2012) South Africa Industry Reception was held at TFF Filmmaker Industry Lounge, New York, Friday, April 20, 6:00 pm. The event hosted by the South African Consulate General in New York, the Film Commissions of Cape Town & Gauteng, and Durban Film Office in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival announced the South African film mission to New York and U.S. filmmakers. Twenty filmmakers from ...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival South Africa Industry Reception

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By Maria Esteves – April 21, 2012 The Eleventh Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Festival (TFF2012) South Africa Industry Reception was held at TFF Filmmaker Industry Lounge, New York, Friday, April 20, 6:00 pm. The event hosted by the South African Consulate General in New York, the Film Commissions of Cape Town & Gauteng, and Durban Film Office in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival announced the South African film mission to New York and U.S. filmmakers. Twen...

African Film Projects Found Producers at Tarifa and Berlinale Festivals

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Three brand new African film projects from Burkina Faso, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo found their producers at this year´s 3rd África Prouce Co-Production Forum and thus are able to enter into pre-production phase. África Produce, the only co-production forum for African films in Spain, took place in June within the 8th Tarifa African Film Festival (FCAT) in Spain. On top of that one of these three projects - The Boda Boda Thieves - was awarded the 60 000 euros grant at Berl...

locarno Open Doors 2012: francophone Sub-saharan Africa

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Following on from India in 2011, the next edition of Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab, will be devoted to francophone Sub-saharan Africa.With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Open Doors section, focusing on a different region every year, aims primarily to assist directors and producers from countries in the South and the East, where independent filmmaking is vulnerable. Application forms for Open Doors 2...

Film Africa Heralds a New Dawn for the Best of African Cinema

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  http://www.filmafrica.org.uk/ Showcasing more than 50 of Africa's best films and 15 UK premieres, Film Africa 2011 presents an exciting programme of screenings, Q&As, panel discussions and live performances from the 3rd - 13th November 2011.   Film Africa will open with the multi-award winning film Microphone, featuring a special presentation by the Egyptian actor, director and human rights activist Khaled Abol Naga and a live performance by Dele Sosimi and D...

Documentary Network Africa (DNA) unites African filmmakers

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Johannesburg - More than 150 documentary filmmakers from across Africa came together at the People-2-People Documentary Conference, and decided it was "time for African filmmakers to do things for themselves". A joint resolution that emerged after the three-day Johannesburg conference created a new organisation, Documentary Network Africa (DNA), and the participating filmmakers agreed "to work together to create a network and process to empower both our own storytelling and eac...

8th African Film Festival of Tarifa Awards

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8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) awarded eight new African movies with awards endowed with 46 500 euros. The festival jury selected winners from more than 140 movies from 23 African countries.1. The award for the best feature-length movie (15 000 €) goes to “MICROPHONE” (Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt)2. The award for the best direction (10 000 €) goes to “A JAMA” (Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco/France) 3. The award for the best actress (1 500 €) goes to DENISE NEWMAN for “SHIRLEY ...

Save cinema in Morocco

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  Save Cinemas In Morocco is launching its first international conference on the theme: « thinking about cinema differently » at the cannes festival!   The 64th edition of the Cannes Festival promises to be rich in discoveries and is likely to delight industry professionals and ultimately the general public by: revealing and  highlighting works to serve the evolution of cinema participating in the development of the film ...

8th Tarifa Africa Film Festival Presents African Projects Seeking Co-Production

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Ten African film directors will be pitching their new film projects at the 3rd Africa Produce Co-Production Forum to Spanish film producers and TV commissioning editors including representatives of Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel. África Produce, the only co-production forum for African films in Spain  takes place within the 8th Tarifa African Film Festival (FCAT) in Spain, from June 11th to 19th. There are four feature projects and three documentaries selected from Cameroon, Mauri...

Berlinale 2011: New Cooperation Partners of the World Cinema Fund / WCF Day on February 16, 2011

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  On February 16, 2011, the WCF Day will once again provide an opportunity to learn more about the programme, successes, funding strategies, films, initiatives and partners of the World Cinema Fund (WCF). On this occasion the World Cinema Fund will present its new cooperation partners, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW Akademie. Through the support of these new partners, it will be possible to launch a new WCF programme in a number...

African Film Festival of Tarifa Offers Movies Online

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    ● FCAT's 8th edition on 11th-19th June ● 3rd African-Spanish film Co-production forum's submission closed ● Submissions of films for official competition close February 25th ● Submissions of for 4th PhotoAfrica close March 1st   The African Film Festival of Tarifa (www.fcat.es), has entered into a partnership with AfricanFilms.tv, a video-on-demand internet platform with headquarter in Dakar, Senegal, aiming to help the platform build up its catal...

LFF - A SCREAMING MAN (Un Homme Qui Crie) [2010] dir Mahamat Saleh-Haroun

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 A SCREAMING MAN is most definitely a very beautifully shot piece of cinema. It tells the story of Adam, a former swimming champion and now pool attendant at a hotel taken over by the Chinese (personified through Mrs Wang), who thinks of the pool side as his life. His 20-year old son, Abdel, is his assistant and loves taking pictures of everything around him. However, war is raging outside of N'Djamena and when Adam is not able to contribute to the war effort with money, he is threatened wi...

KINOTOK Isola CINEMA Festival : a Festival for film friends off the beaten track

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   ISOLA: Port in Slovenia From: Helen Dobrensky DAY ONE : Kino Otok, Slovenia Outstanding films of developing countries, cinephiles and friends gathered together again, September 8th, 2010, on the Adriatic Coast, for the KINOTOK Isola Cinema Festival - a laid-back feast of cinema off the beaten track in SLOVENIA.        This charming Mediterranean town, until year 1796, was a former part of the Republic of Venice, across the Bay...

African directors to film in China for Rotterdam Film Festival program

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Inspired by the growing influence of China in some African countries, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asks seven filmmakers from South Africa, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Angola to make films in China. The African directors' films will premiere, along with a contextual film program, during the Rotterdam's 40th edition. The program, titled ‘Raiding Africa', includes a film workshop produced by the IFFR in collaboration with the Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and sup...

Highlights from the Tarifa African Film Festival

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  The FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO DE TARIFA (FCAT - Tarifa African Film Festival), one of the biggest African film festivals in Europe, is about to start its seventh edition on May 21st in Tarifa, the closest Spanish town to Africa on the Andalusian coasts of the Strait of Gibraltar (http://www.fcat.es/).   This year the FCAT presents, from 21st to 29th May: 113 movies from 36 countries, out of which 33 films are national premieres in competition dozens of respected film...

Mahamat Saleh Haroun, director of Un Homme Qui Crie

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                  Un Homme Qui Crie, or The Screaming Man, by Mahamat Saleh Haroun press conference was held Sunday afternoon. The director was accompanied by  actors Emile Abossolo M’bo, Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo. Extraits. Below are a few extracts of the conference.   The impact of conflicts on the film: Mahamat Saleh-Haroun: Last week, there were still confrontatio...

Tarifa African Film FestivalTarifa African Film Festival

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The FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO DE TARIFA (FCAT – Tarifa African Film Festival), one of the biggest African film festivals in Europe, is about to start its seventh edition on May 21st in Tarifa, the closest Spanish town to Africa on the Andalusian coasts of the Strait of Gibraltar (www.fcat.es).PLEASE, FIND PRESS PACK IN THE ATTACHMENT.This year the FCAT presents, from 21st to 29th May:• 113 movies from 36 countries, out of which 33 films are national premieres in competition• dozens of resp...

Senegalese director Mansour Sora Wade in Beijing

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The Senegalese director, Mansour Sora Wade, was invited from March 22 to March 27 by the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "The Price of forgiveness" to the Chinese audience. "The Price of forgiveness" (2001) tells the story of a love triangle between Yatma, Mbanik and Maxoye who are living in a small fishermen village. Their passion will lead Yatma to the killing of his friend Mbanick.The murderer will then marry Maxoye and will have to live his entire li...

Férid Boughedir brings Tunisian cultural to China

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Férid Boughedir, Tunisian director, cinema critic and African cinema specialist, was invited to Beijing to take part in the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "A summer at La Goulette" (1996) to the Chinese audience.   The film deals with the friendship and cohabitation of different cultures and religions (Islam, Catholicism and Judaism) in the 1970s, just before the 6 days war started in the Middle East. The story evolves around three teenage gi...

Highlights from South Africa's premiere township cinema event: the Aluta Film Festival 2010

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Itis with great pleasure that we announce the official program schedule of South Africa's premiere township cinema event: the 7th Aluta Film Festival 2010. We began in 2003 as a film retreat to showcase and celebrate African and Diasporan cinematic works that do not enjoy theatrical releases in South Africa's Hollywood infested cinemas. A small film festival with BIG ambitions ... ... For the better part since our inception we have stand firm despite major funding challenges in growing a f...

Africa in focus at Goteborg festival 2010

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During Göteborg International Film Festival 2010 we will take a closer look at the African continent. Among the highlighted films is Soul Boy from Kenya, produced by Tom Tykwer. - There are so many things going on in the countries on the African continent and it is important to find and screen films portraying it, created by the people who live and work there, says Marit Kapla, festival director at Göteborg International Film Festival.    Last winter a Swedish delegation with repr...

Rotterdam’s 39th edition to focus on African cinema

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam announces a first major focus of its 39th edition: ‘Where is Africa?’ This most extensive program devoted to independent African filmmaking at any Western film festival in recent years includes new short and feature length films, live performances, historical films, storyteller's cinema, debates and a series of commissioned films by non-African filmmakers. The 39th IFFR takes places from 27 January up to 7 February 2010. The focus on African cinema, ...

Doccies at DIFF

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Of the forty-three documentaries in this year's DIFF, twenty-one are from or in co-production with South Africa , and eight are from or in co-production with African countries. Politics and history feature prominently. Iseta - Beyond the Roadblock covers the return to Rwanda of the filmmaker who shot the only known footage of killings during the Rwanda genocide, remarkable considering that over a million people were murdered. Zola Maseko explores ancient African civilization in The Manuscripts ...
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