Local Film

May 15, 2020  |  Zimbabwe Local Film 'Cook Off' Makes History With Netflix Deal - Reports

The Local film "Cook Off" will make history when it becomes the first local production from Zimbabwe to show on the global VOD service Netflix which has more than 160 million subscribers. "Cook Off" filmmakers confirmed that they had sealed ...


May 07, 2020  |  Moroccan Film “Myopia” Bags Award In Virtual Canadian Film Festival

The film “Myopia” by a Moroccan filmmaker Sanaa Akroud has won an award and an honourable mention at the 36th “Vues d’Afrique” film festival. The film festival took place virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The annual festival normally ...


Mar 17, 2020  |  Zambian Film, The Borderline, Nominated For Three International Awards

The Borderline, a Zambian tale of love, crime and betrayal, has been selected for three prestigious international awards, hardly three months after its release. The feature film is in the running for Best Trailer in the Rome Independent Prisma Awards ...


Mar 13, 2020  |  Malawian Film Bags Nomination For Africa Magic Choice Viewers Awards

As Malawi’s film industry continues to gain international recognition, a Malawian film has been nominated for the Africa Magic Choice Viewers Awards (AMCVAs). 'The Beautiful Hen Behind Yao Mountain' which is directed by Imran Kingsly Shaban and produced by Imran ...


Netflix Acquires Ghana’s 2020 Oscars Submission ‘Azali’

A new Ghanaian film is coming to Netflix. The American streaming platform has announced that it has acquired ‘Azali’, which is set to be available for streaming in February 2020. ‘Azali’ also happens to be Ghana’s 2020 Oscars entry. The ...

Netflix Acquires Award-Winning Nollywood Movie 'Hakkunde’

Yet another Nigerian movie has been added to the American streaming service, Netflix’s offering. This time it is Asurf Oluseyi’s debut feature film that was released in Nigeria’s cinemas back in 2017, 'Hakkunde'. 'Hakkunde' is a drama-comedy that tells the ...

Zambia Rolls Out Blockbuster Film, 'The Borderline'

Inspired by the rise in global film production, Zambia has joined the industry with the rollout of its own blockbuster film titled ‘The Borderline’. Having premiered in Lusaka’s Ster Kinekor Cinema on 4 December, authored and produced by the renowned ...

Viu Streaming Media Partners With Cairo Int'l Film Festival To Fund Egyptian Short Films

Viu, the leading entertainment streaming service in North Africa, has joined forces with the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) to roll out a programme that encourages the development and production of short films made by emerging Egyptian filmmakers. The initiative ...

The Future Of African Film Is In Collaborations –Kenya Film Commission

The boss of the Kenya Film Commission Board (KFCB), Ezekiel Mutua, has said that the future of the African film industry lies primarily in collaborations between the different nations within the continent. The board CEO made this statement during the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...