Film and Cinema

Aug 22, 2019  |  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 ...


Jul 26, 2019  |  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 ...


Jul 26, 2019  |  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 ...


Jul 24, 2019  |  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 ...

Moroccan Documentary Film ‘Amussu’ To Premiere At Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival

The organisers of the Toronto Hot Docs Festival have announced that ‘Amussu’ a Moroccan documentary short film will be premiered at the Festival. The documentary focuses on the small community of Imider, a village in South-East Morocco, as they battle ...

Ghana’s Cinema Showcased In Spain At Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival

The 16th Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT) is celebrating Ghanaian filmmaking through four of the country’s key films. This has never happened before in Spain. The non-competitive film section has been titled “Ghana in four acts”. This strand pays tribute ...

Bolloré Group Aims To Open 20 Cinemas Across Africa

The Bolloré Group has announced its plans to build 20 cinemas across Africa. The General Manager of the French group, Philippe Labonne made the exciting announcement. Vivendi, the group’s subsidiary that specialises in music and film and production called “Canal ...

Nollywood Signs Movie Distribution Deal With France

France’s Alliance Francaise and Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have signed a deal to distribute and showcase the two countries’ films through the "French-Nigerian Film Distribution Conference." The agreement was inked during a visit by the Ambassador ...

South African Documentary To Be Showcased At Hot Docs Film Festival In Canada

The feature documentary, Buddha in Africa, created by South African filmmaker, Nicole Schafer, has been chosen for its world premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Festival taking place from 25 April to 5 May. The film will be ...

Local Zimbabwean Film To Be Showcased At Cannes Film Festival In France

The award-winning Zimbabwean film-maker Joe Njagu has announced that he is elated by the international recognition that his film ‘Cook Off’ continues to attract following an invitation to be showcased at the 16th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in ...

Kenyan Co-Production To Be Showcased At Series Mania In France

Country Queen, a new TV drama series produced as a German and Kenyan co-production will be showcased at both the upcoming Kalasha Market in Nairobi Kenya and the Series Mania in Lille France. With its excellent production quality and universally ...