- European Film Market Launches Berlinale Africa Hub.
For the first time the 2017 Berlinale will provide a platform for innovative projects and ideas from the African film industry. The Berlinale Africa Hub is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM) in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (and the special programme it created in 2016, WCF Africa, which promotes films from Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office), with Berlinale Talents (and its sister programme Talents Durban, which supports talented African filmmakers throughout the year), and with the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
The new platform at the European Film Market will bring the next generation of African filmmakers to Berlin and offer an international forum for current technology, ideas, and developments in the African film industry”
2. Online African Content A Click Away With Ndani TV.
If you’re looking for online content but fancy a bit of an African twist, Ndani TV may be right up your alley. With wide and varied programs touching on Fashion, Travel, Lifestyles and Film there is plenty to watch. The hit web series Skinny Girl In Transit is in it’s 3rd season and going strong.
3. Zanzibar Film Festival calls for film submissions.
This year’s 20th Zanzibar International Film Festival is calling for film submissions for the annual event. Known as the biggest cultural festival in Africa, ZIFF celebrates the creative industry in all the forms being Music, Contemporary Art and Film. Submissions close on 17 March 2017.