We recently went for a film trip to Germany organized and hosted by Goethe Institut and the Federal Government of Germany. The purpose was to get insights into the film industry system of Germany, funding and finance, production, coproduction, development and collaboration. Sounds like a mouth full… We went, we saw, we came back.  …

A Nairobi court has lifted the ban on ”Rafiki’ which challenges deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships and love.   Issuing her ruling, Justice Wilfrida Okwany said the suspension of the ban by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) stands for a period of 7 days and that the viewing will be open to willing adults…

The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. As part the CTIFMF’s outreach efforts and in keeping with its theme, of CREATE, COLLABORATE, CELEBRATE, a number of key programs, all designed…

The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCAs 2018, was held on Saturday night at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos,Nigeria. The star studded ceremony was lit with glitz and glam as filmmakers, actors, celebrities and invited guests graced the red carpet in all glamour and poise. Being the 6th annual awards, the AMVCA is…

It’s that time again. Time to celebrate film and filmmakers, celebrating milestones and achievements. The Riverwood Academy Awards Nominees have been unveiled today the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.   This year’s awards will be officially sponsored by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). The awards ceremony will be held in Kisumu city on 15th September…

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominees were unveiled on August 4th 2018 at The Wheatbaker hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria.     Among the nominees from East Africa is ‘18 Hours’ directed by Njue Kevin from Kenya and ‘Tunu’ by Jordan Riber from Tanzania as well as the documentary ‘Silas’ a collaboration between Kenya &…

After nearly a year of strategic planning and development behind the scenes, the CTIFMF (Cape Town International Film Festival & Market), in partnership with Snake Nation and the YOMYOMF Foundation is proud to announce the Interpretations inter-continental Film Competition in South Africa.   Interpretations is a short film contest, an initiative from the USA based YOMYOMF Foundation, the…

The leader in children’s animation in South Africa, Cartoon Network, invites African creators to submit their short-form comedy project in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa.   If there’s one thing Africans do really well, it is the ability to laugh at themselves! Taking advantage of Africans’ humorous streak, and incredible…

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF announced its awards on Saturday night July 14th, and African women topped the lists, dominating many of the top categories. The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar.   Amongst a record number of over…