Local Film

Nov 07, 2019  |  Netflix’s First Nollywood Film Disqualified From Oscars Consideration

Lionheart, Nigeria’s first-ever film submitted for Oscar consideration in the International Feature Film category, has been disqualified by the Oscars for not meeting the non-English dialogue quota, per the category’s requirements. The film that stars and is directed by Genevieve ...


Aug 06, 2019  |  Sierra Leonean Film, Survivors, Scores Emmy Award Nomination

The Sierra Leonean filmmakers who put together the documentary Survivors are hoping to bag an Emmy Award for their creative efforts. Survivors was produced to provide a story of resilience and hope during the time of the destructive and deadly ...


Jun 20, 2019  |  New Amnesty International Launches Human Rights Film In West And Central Africa

Two years following the launch of its Brave Campaign, Amnesty International is rolling out a film that will document the courage of human rights defenders from West and Central Africa. The thought-provoking film “Brave: Human Rights Defenders In West And ...


Jun 18, 2019  |  Egyptian Film Bags Two Awards At Brooklyn Film Festival

The Egyptian film “Between Two Seas” which was directed by Anas Tolba took home the Mariam Naoum Art Achievement Award and also the prize for the best narrative film at the end of the 22nd edition of the Brooklyn Film ...


Netflix Intensifies Focus On African Content, Acquires Cannes Grand Prix Winner -Atlantics!

Netflix has revealed that it has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Switzerland, China, Benelux, Russia and France) to the French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop’s feature film debut, the multi-award winning “Atlantics,” which was showcased at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it ...

Nollywood Gets Global Exposure Through Netflix

Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood, has long been affected by piracy. But in the spring of 2019 EbonyLife, the makers of the film Chief Daddy managed to cash in on a new window of opportunity online. The movie’s global streaming rights ...

New Zimbabwean Film Encourages Community Development

In a bid to encourage community development and bring home a vision of a beautiful and model world-class city, Zimbabwean filmmaker Jack Chimbetete recently launch his documentary “The Greater Des Moines Story” at Batanai Gardens. The Jacks Shack International (JSI) ...

Zimbabwe And Nigeria Co-Production Project Set To Break Traditional Gender Structures In Film

Zimbabwe's award-winning filmmaker and author, Tsitsi Dangarembga is set to direct a new film titled "Nnenna", which will be filmed in Nigeria next year. "Nnenna" is based on a Nigerian book "Trapped in Oblivion", and is about a 14-year-old girl, ...

Netflix Showing Original Ghanaian Film, ‘The Burial Of Kojo’

A new movie called “The Burial of Kojo” is the first film by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, a Ghana-born rapper and director who was not interested in following the cliché war and famine theme of many films that are made in ...

Senegalese Director’s Film ‘Atlantique’ Chosen For Cannes Film Festival

Atlantique, the film debut by the French-Senegalese movie director Mati Diop, will be vying for the prestigious Palme d’Or. This goes in history as the first time that a film directed by a black female has been chosen for the ...

South African Film Wins Big At International Wildlife Film Festival

The South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has won the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award along with the 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF). The annual festival which recently ...

China Collaborates In African Co-Production ‘No Man’s Land’

No Man’s Land is a film mainly set in China’s Qinghai Province, situated in the amazing foothills of the Himalayas, as well as the wetlands of Gauteng, South Africa. The movie is a story about a conservationist who fights tooth ...

Kenyan Film Supa Modo Now Showing On Showmax

MultiChoice’s video streaming platform has announced that it will be showing Kenya’s multi-award-winning superhero film, Supa Modo. The movie is about Jo, a nine-year-old girl who is terminally ill and obsessed with Jackie Chan movies. As she spends the rest ...

Canada’s Hot Docs Film Festival To Showcase Mozambican Documentary

The Mozambican documentary, The Sound of Masks, will be screened at the upcoming Hot Docs Film Festival in Canada. The Director of the documentary, Sara Gouveia recently announced this exciting news stating that the film would screen as a showcase ...