The Ladima Foundation announced the formation of a network of women-focused and managed film and cultural festivals from across Africa.  Starting August 13th – 17th, the first major training and development intervention for this network will be taking place later this month in Kigali – Rwanda, with an intensive residency program for the staff of these partner festivals.


Included in this network are The Urusaro International Women’s Festival from Rwanda, The Udada International Film Festival in Nairobi Kenya, The Celebrating Womanhood Festival and Conference in Uganda, and Festival International des Films de Femmes de Cotonou (Cotonou International Women’s Film Festival Benin).


The residency program aims to increase the artistic, technical and management skills of women’s film festival management teams in Africa. The in-depth and interactive program will provide networking opportunities for women’s film festival CEOs/Directors across Africa to enhance the sharing of best practice and collaboration. 


Topics to be covered will include the curation and strategic positioning of festivals, funding, film festival partnerships and linkages, marketing and publicity, proposal writing etc.

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