Africa News

Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Award winners announced

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
 The 4th Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards and the NAFCA Special Honours 2014 took place on

MKO Abiola documentary premieres at Lights, Camera, Africa festival

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
 A documentary by US filmmaker Joanna Lipper, premiers in Lagos, Nigeria on 27 September at 19h00...

Film shot in Equatorial Guinea premieres at San Diego Film Festival

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
 Where The Road Runs Out, directed by Raindance nominee Rudolf Butendach, has been chosen as an offic

Kenyan film offers insight into the lives of the country’s LGBTI community

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
 Stories of Our Lives is made up of stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex Kenya

AfricAvenir screens SA cult film Of Good Report

Mon, 08 Sep 2014
 On 25 September 2014, AfricAvenir will be re-screening South African cult film Of Good Report at the

StarTimes Media a new pay-TV competitor in Kenya

Fri, 05 Sep 2014
 StarTimes Media, a pay-TV provider, is expanding its African footprint in Kenya with the launch of a

Nigeria plans to develop new film hub

Tue, 26 Aug 2014
 The Governor of Delta State in Nigeria, has announced he will be providing land for the construction

AfricAvenir and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre present African youth film series

Mon, 25 Aug 2014
 AfricAvenir and the FNCC will present screenings of African films specifically aimed at the youth...

AfricAvenir presents Namibia in Motion film series

Thu, 21 Aug 2014
 Four shorts will be screened as part of the Namibia in Motion film series, which takes place on 2 Se

Namibian screening of Felix to celebrate 20 years of democracy in SA

Mon, 18 Aug 2014
 AfricAvenir Windhoek and the South African High Commission present a screening of Felix at the Goeth

Documentary explores the West's fascination with "saving" Africa

Thu, 14 Aug 2014
 Director and producer Cassandra Herrman's documentary Framed takes a look at Western society’s desir

MHz Networks adds African channel to its viewing bouquet

Mon, 11 Aug 2014
 US, diaspora, channel, test, Africa Today TVFrom 5 August US global media company MHz Networks features a nation- wide, five-month market broad expands its African content offering

Tue, 05 Aug 2014
 Hollywood, Bollywood, Telenovelas, Korean,, an internet based African entertainment content platform, has diversified its viewing

SA actress appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Africa International Film Festival

Mon, 04 Aug 2014
 Generations, Nigeria, AFRIFF, Chioma, Ude, Xolile 
TshabalalaThe Africa International Film Festival has appointed South African actress Xolile Tshabalala as the

Africa at Annecy

Sat, 02 Aug 2014
 One of the world’s leading platforms for animation film production, the Annecy International Film

The future of broadcasting in Africa: the sky is the limit

Sat, 02 Aug 2014
 Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President Africa for SES, examines the possibilities that digi

Shaping the Future of Film in South Sudan

Sat, 02 Aug 2014
Is tragedy the mother of invention? Probably not, although this does appear to be so in the case o

Africa mourns the loss of three filmmakers in one week

Sat, 02 Aug 2014
 In one week, Africa lost three talented filmmakers: Adama Salle from Burkina Faso, Bakary Diallo f

Lights, Camera, Africa!

Wed, 30 Jul 2014
 The Lights, Camera, Africa! Film Festival, created by arts and culture centre The Life House, take

2014 Kalasha Awards winners revealed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014
 The 2014 Kalasha Film and Television Awards were held on 25 July at the National Museums of Kenya

EbonyLife TV celebrates first Anniversary

Tue, 22 Jul 2014
 Mo Abudu, Chairperson and CEO of Nigerian television channel EbonyLife TV, hosted guests at a live p

African Film Development Awards highlight industry leaders

Mon, 14 Jul 2014
 The African Film Development Awards, which took place at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, h

Bollywood backs the Seychelles as a new location for filming African stories

Wed, 09 Jul 2014
 In an initiative to produce more African film content, the Bollywood film industry will be offering

Intore opens the Rwanda Film Festival

Tue, 08 Jul 2014
 The Rwanda Film Festival, which runs from 12 to 18 July, will screen over 70 films divided into thre

Tanzanian filmmaker Amil Shivji to release Samaki Mchangani

Wed, 02 Jul 2014
 Award-winning Tanzanian filmmaker Amil Shivji is working on a short film called Samaki Mchangani (