Movie industry discovering Mozambique
afrol News, 13 April - The movie industry seems to have discovered the potential of Mozambique. 'Margarida' and 'A república di mininus' are the two new feature movies that have just started their filming in Mozambique these days. Both are coproductions between Mozambique, Portugal and France.
Botswana youth get World Bank funding
afrol News, 8 February - The World Bank has awarded P1 million (about $100,000) to Botswana artists for the project aimed at encouraging behavioural change among youth and adults in Francistown. The young artists had submitted a funding proposal through the National AIDS Coordinating Agency last year.
Nigerian filmmakers making a global mark
afrol News, 6 May - The Nigerian film industry has overtaken Hollywood and closed the gap on India, the global leader in the number of movies produced each year, according to a new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released yesterday.
|Africa | Sierra Leone |
African blood diamond film hits theatres
afrol News, 8 December - Despite legislations and mountains of promises by the world, diamond companies still don't do enough to prevent the stones from being used to purchase weapons, fuel wars and create havoc in countries where poverty is endemic, campaigners claim. A new movie shaming the diamond business using the Sierra Leone example will now hit cinemas in Africa and beyond.
|South Africa |
South Africa's film industry joins forces with UK
afrol News, 24 May - South African Culture Minister Zweledinga Pallo Jordan today signed an agreement with his British counterpart in London, which will make the way for co-productions that may tap from British promotion funds. The UK government was guided by the many recent successes of the South African film industry on the international market when choosing a new partner for a co-production agreement.
|Nigeria | Africa |
African movie channel launched in UK
afrol News, 15 May - Living in the UK, TV viewers can now consume African movies on a 24-hour basis. Lola Onigbogi, director of the newly launched African Movie Channel, holds that there is a "endless" market for African productions in Britain, in particular among African immigrants. Most of the films available on-demand are "Nollywood" productions, from Nigeria's large movie industry.
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» 01.03.2005 - Finances discussed at pan-African film festival
» 28.02.2005 - Two killed as Burkina Faso film festival opens
» 21.02.2005 - South African film wins Golden Bear
» 13.09.2004 - Nigeria's filmmakers "comply with censors board"
» 19.08.2004 - Zambian TV employees fired after "masturbation film"
» 13.08.2004 - Giant French movie production shot in Djibouti
» 01.03.2004 - South Africa celebrates Oscar winner Theron
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