The Nairobi Film Festival is back for its second edition. The festival was launched in January, 2017, and took place in Nairobi, Kenya. 17 Kenyan films were screened during the festival which took place over the course of two weekends. The screenings happened at Planet Media Cinemas, Prestige Plaza, which will also serve as the…

Sundance Documentary Fund The Sundance Institute supports non-fiction filmmakers year-round. The fund seeks to provide funding for projects that display artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Different grants are offered depending on the production stage of a film. For projects…

African Film Directors: Ghanaian Film Directors Juliet Asante and Kwaw Ansah Juliet Asante Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante is a Ghanaian film director, actress and producer. She studied film directing at the National Film and Television Institute of Ghana and the New York Film Academy. She also holds a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in USA. Before making…

Hubert Bals Fund The Hubert Bals Fund is intended for talented and innovative filmmakers from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. The fund targets remarkable or urgent films on the road to completion. It offers funding for various stages of a film’s production; early on for script and project development…

African Film Directors: Ghanaian Film Directors Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Eddie Nartey Shirley Frimpong – Manso Shirley Frimpong-Manso is a 41-year old Ghanaian film director, writer and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrows Productions company, one of the top production companies in Ghana. Shirley attributes her success to ‘consistency in maintaining quality productions’…

Movies That Matter This grant does not support film production. Instead, it helps movies that look at human rights to screen around the world. To get this grant, you must have an already finished film whose story revolves around the issue of human rights. This grant is open to international filmmakers, especially from countries that…

Art Moves Africa Art Moves Africa or AMA describes itself as ‘the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa. The organization seeks to fund artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa who are seeking to establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings.…

African Film Directors; Nigerian Film Directors Kemi Adetiba and  Kunle Afolayan Kemi Adetiba  Kemi Adetiba is a renowned Nigerian music director who only recently made her feature film directing debut with the movie, ‘The Wedding Party’. As a music director, Kemi has directed music videos for top Nigerian artists like Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Ty Bello and Olamide among others. She studied filmmaking at the New York…

African Film Directors: Nigerian Film Directors Robert Peters and Tope Oshin Ogun Robert Peters  Robert Peters is a Nigerian film director renowned for his 2014 film, ’30 Days in Atlanta’. Before his directing debut, Robert Peters was an actor until 2004, when he relocated to the USA to undertake training in Visual Storytelling. He received hands-on training…

African Film Directors: Nigerian Film Directors Chineze Anyaene and Biyi Bandele Chineze Anyaene  Chineze Anyaene is a Nigerian film director and producer. She graduated from the University of Abuja in Theatrical Arts and later the New York Film Academy with a Masters in Directing. Chineze moved back to Nigeria to pursue he career as a film producer and director. She made her debut as a…