Archive for category Africa

Government ready to support film industry, says minister

By Omiko Awa The Federal Government has pledged to invest in the necessary infrastructure that would bring about the growth of the Nigerian film industry and complement the efforts of professionals who built the industry from the scratch. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the pledge at the sixth Africa International […]

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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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Start-up snapshot: Helping South Africa’s booming film industry find crew

by Kate Douglas In May the chief operating officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, announced that starting in July 80% of all films aired on its SABC 3 channel will be locally made. The news could potentially give a leg up to South African film and television industry, which is already seeing growth. It […]

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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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