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Rwandan filmmakers acquire production skills

By: SHARON KANTENGWA Budding and established filmmakers in Rwanda, last week, underwent an intensive filmmaking course to equip them with film production skills. Covering scriptwriting, directing, camera use, editing and sound, the four-day film training programme at Kwetu Film Institute’s head office in Gaculiro, Kigali, was designed to take participants through the process of generating a […]

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Two sign agreement to strengthen film industry

SALOMEY APPIAH The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) has signed a three-year partnership agreement with an international company that manufactures imaging equipment to strengthen the film and photography industry in Ghana. The company, Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), as part of the agreement, will support capacity building of practitioners in the film and […]

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South Africa, Namibia Sign Film Production Agreement

Christopher Vourlias South Africa and Namibia signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Durban Intl. Film Festival, paving the way for stronger ties between the neighboring countries. The MoU, which was signed by members of South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) June 21, provides a framework that will support and strengthen […]

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Nigeria: Nollywood Defies the Odds to Top Film Industry

By Christina Okello For four days, Paris came alive with the vivid colours of Nigerian prints, and the sounds of Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo on the occasion of Paris’ fourth Nollywood film festival that ended on Sunday. Spectators didn’t just get a glimpse of some of the hottest films in Nigerian cinema, but a better insight into […]

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Cinematograph Exhibition Board stops movie premiere

According to Secretary of the board, Kwamena Amoah, the producer was notified of the existence of an act which demands that movies are brought to the board before any public viewing but he did not heed to the call. Albert Benefo Buabeng The Cinematograph Exhibition Board of Control on June 4, 2016 stopped the premiere of “You […]

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Rwanda: Is Rwanda Giving Too Much in Tax Incentives?

By Collins Mwai A section of civil society organisations has called on the Government to reconsider tax incentive policies and only extend them to multinationals in key priority areas and with multiplier effect. The civil society groups say this will lead to inclusive development and curb unfair competition among businesses. James Butare, the head of […]

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“In the Nigerian film industry people don’t recognize the importance of stunts” – cinematographer

Bobby Rak Bobby Kingsley Okey-Ejiowhor, popularly known as Bobby Rak is a music video director, cinematographer and bio scientist. However it’s the lesser known parts of this persona that come into sharp focus in this interview. Self-described as a filmmaker who does directing and cinematography, Bobby Rak and is also a martial arts instructor, who doubles as […]

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Nollywood defies the odds to top film industry

By  Christina Okello For four days, Paris came alive with the vivid colours of Nigerian prints, and the sounds of Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo on the occasion of Paris’ fourth Nollywood film festival that ended on Sunday. Spectators didn’t just get a glimpse of some of the hottest films in Nigerian cinema, but a better insight into their […]

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Nigeria’s $7.2bn film industry gains traction in Europe

Nigeria’s film industry, which is currently worth $7.3 billion, has gained traction in Europe as local producers are seeking opportunities to expand their products beyond the shores of Nigeria. Nigeria’s $7.2bn film industry gains traction in Europe

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Film production in South Africa creates a boon and a dilemma for local actors

by Gideon Brower and Darby Maloney Drive along South Africa’s N2 highway near Cape Town and you may spy in the distance a huge wooden sailing ship stranded in the middle of an open field. It’s a prop – one of two boats built as sets for “Black Sails,” a pirate adventure show produced for the U.S. cable […]

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