Lwanda Magere’s story is not new to many, it is probably the most celebrated in Kenya’s cultural history of stories. The “Lwanda Magere” play dubbed “Lwanda Rockman” is the 3rd professional installment written by John “JJ” Jumbi, following the successes of “Makofi Ya Kilo” in 2015 and “Bei Ya Jioni” in 2015 and 2017 respectively.  …

The NBO Film Fest (Nairobi Film Festival) is back for its 3rd year. The festival will be happening from 6th June 2019 to 16th June 2019 at Prestige Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya. The Festival will feature films from Kenyan, African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean cinema. Co-founded by film director Mbithi Masya and producer Sheba Hirst,…

Realness is an initiative that aims to uncover the depth of cinematic talent that the African continent has to offer. Realness provides a space for filmmakers to develop their authentic voices within an African context. Thus, creating an environment of diversity, but also finding familiarity in different layers of each writer’s experiences.   Now in…

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed the new Kenya Film Commission (KFC) chairperson as Filmmaker and Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba Pala.   Ghettuba is the cofounder of Spielworks Media, well known for productions including ‘Lies that bind’,  ‘Sumu La Penzi’, ‘Jane and Abel’ among others.   Just recently, Netflix, the global video streaming giant also announced that Dorothy…

During a press conference on Monday, 15 April in Paris, Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest’ & Market/MIFA announced their exciting animation film line-up whilst also welcoming Nora Twomey as MIFA Campus’ first female patron. Twomey, a partner at Cartoon Saloon, directed the critically acclaimed The Breadwinner.   The MIFA Campus is an exciting opportunity for…

The Sound of Masks, directed and produced by Sara Gouveia, is a beautifully moving ode to the cultures of Mozambique told primarily through dance and music.  The film is based on the story of a Mozambican dancer and storyteller, Atanásio Nyusi, who takes us on a journey into the world of Mapiko, a traditional masked…

The 2019 edition of Africa’s largest film festival, FESPACO, came to a close Saturday night at an event that saw over 100,000 people watch over 450 films submitted to the festival, in various cities in Burkina Faso. So who took prizes home? Here’s the full list of winners! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.…

EbonyLife’s Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, writer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken, Banijay’s Stéphane Courbit and Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip have been selected to receive the 2019 Médailles d’Honneur at MIPTV. Abudu is the CEO of EbonyLife Media. One of the most prolific producers in Africa, Abudu launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife TV in 2013, producing over…

No long stories…let’s dive in!   The moments: Spike Lee won his first Oscar after being nominated 5 times! The controversial GreenBook won the Best Original Screenplay! A film about menstruation won an Oscar. Yes, Period. End of Sentence scooped Best Documentary Short! Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He…

    AUDITIONS FOR AN UPCOMING MOVIE. REQUIREMENTS: SEND THE FOLLOWING: YOUR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS FULL BODY PICTURE NAME, AGE & CONTACT DETAILS THE ROLE YOU WANT TO AUDITION FOR, TO:  cobwebartkpcasting@gmail.com ALSO SEND A SHOWREEL IF YOU HAVE ONE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SATURDAY 11AM ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.   The roles are as follows: 1.KENYAN…