Film and Cinema

Oct 25, 2019  |  StarTimes And Kenya Film Commission Make Waves With New Voting App

The Kenya Film Commission has announced its new partnership with the Chinese media company, StarTimes. The partnership was announced ahead of the Kalasha International film awards, where voting for the shortlisted films during the public screening will be through the ...


Oct 11, 2019  |  Creator Of New Nigerian Animated Movie Advocates For Diversity In Nollywood

Nigeria’s new animated movie – Malika Warrior Queen - made its big-screen debut recently at the 8th annual Lagos Comic-Con. Set in a backdrop of fifteenth-century West Africa, the short film tells the tale of a queen and military commander, ...


Sep 24, 2019  |  Ghana Selects The Film 'Azali' For First-Ever Oscar Submission

Ghana has chosen Kwabena Gyansah's Azali as its first-ever submission for the international feature film award at the 2020 Oscars. Starring the brilliant Asana Alhassan in her debut role, the movie follows the journey of 14-year-old Amina from a North-Ghanaian village to ...


Sep 13, 2019  |  South Africa Chooses Boxing Film 'Knuckle City' For Oscars Consideration

South Africa has chosen Knuckle City as its submission for the coveted International Feature Film category at the next edition of the Oscars. The film enjoyed its international premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema category at the Toronto Film Festival.  SA's Minister ...


Nigeria's Nollywood Attracts Global Entertainment Brands

For decades Nigeria's film industry Nollywood was known as a factory for the making of visual pulp fiction movies destined to end up on the market stalls of DVD pirates, but now things are looking up as it starts to ...

First-Ever Senegalese Film Week To Take Place In Cuba

The Cuban and Senegalese authorities have announced that the first-ever Senegalese film week will be taking place in Havana, Cuba, from October 23-27. The announcement of the film exhibition was made following a meeting between the Saylin Sanchez Portero –the ...

Southern Europe Screens Nollywood Movie For The First Time In Malta

Power of 1, a film directed by Izu Ojukwu and starring Alex Ekubo, Ramsey Nouah, Annie Idibia, Michelle Dede, Jibola Dabo, Racheal Oniga, Padita Agu and many more, premiered at Eden Cinema in Malta recently The high-octane narrative offers the ...

South African Movie 'Moffie' Nominated For Venice Film Festival Award

Moffie, a new film by the South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus has been nominated for a Queer Lion Award at the forthcoming Venice International Film Festival. The Queer Lion is the award given to the best film with LGBT cultures ...

Foreign Investors Flock To Nigeria's Nollywood

Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, has long kept viewers entertained with stories of riches and romance, now foreign investors are increasingly looking to be a part of the action. US giant VOD platform Netflix, China's StarTimes and France's Canal+ are among ...

Award-Winning Zimbabwean Film, Cook Off, To Premiere In The UK

The Writer/Director Tomas Lutuli Brickhill has been named as the person who will host the UK premiere of the award-winning Zimbabwean film Cook Off alongside its cast and crew. As Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe's 37-year-long rule started to dismantle ...

South African Film, Stroop, Receives International Award

The South African breakout film STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war, has won the highly sought-after Genesis Award in the Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film division in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognises outstanding work in ...

Egypt To Screen First Animation Film At El Gouna Film Festival

The El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has revealed that it will host the premiere screening of The Knight & The Princess, Egypt’s first animated feature film, at its third edition in September. The film’s script was written by Bashir al-Deek, who ...

International Conservators Resurrect Africa’s First Animated Film

The Nigerien pioneer Moustapha Alassane’s stop-motion film Samba the Great is being showcased in Bologna. The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) programme executed by New York University and the French Embassy’s Cultural Services in New York have joined forces ...

NFVCB Boss Rates Nigerian Film Contents Among The Best Worldwide

The Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Adedayo Thomas, has rated Nigerian film contents as one of the greatest in terms of value in the global film industry. Thomas made this declaration at a two-day ...