Africa News

Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders) International Film Festival 2014 call for entries

Wed, 16 Apr 2014
 The Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders) International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ) invite

Seattle International Film Festival 2014 announces selection of films from Africa

Tue, 15 Apr 2014
 The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which takes place from 15 May to 8 June, has reveale

Kalasha Film and TV Awards 2014 call for entries extended

Tue, 15 Apr 2014
 Kenya Film CommissionThe Kenya Film Commission (KFC) has announced an extension of the deadline for entries for the 5th K

New Ghanaian television network aims to educate, inform and entertain

Mon, 14 Apr 2014
 Ghana, Capital, TV, PidginCapital TV is a newly established television network in Ghana, operated by Kingdom Capital Group, cu

Al Jazeera journalists remain behind bars in Egypt despite lack of evidence in court

Fri, 11 Apr 2014
 Despite the lack of evidence shown in court in Cairo, the three detained Al Jazeera English journali

Former Africa MD of M-Net Biola Alabi named 2014 Yale World Fellow

Fri, 11 Apr 2014
 Former Africa Managing Director M-Net Biola Alabi has been named a 2014 Yale World Fellow...

Côte Ouest announces international sales of African content

Wed, 09 Apr 2014
 The premier distributor of content for and from Africa, Côte Ouest, announces a remarkable range of

Namibia to launch independent movie distribution and film agency company

Tue, 08 Apr 2014
 Independence Avenue Films will launch on Tuesday 15 April in Namibia, focusing on the distribution o

Nollywood acknowledged as a cultural and economic tour de force

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 With Nigeria’s GDP now totalling $510bn, the country has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s m

Al Jazeera urging public to send messages to staff members after 100 days of captivity in Egypt

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 To mark the 100th day of the detention of Al Jazeera English staff, Al Jazeera is urging people to j

America’s Next Top Model winner launches African TV show

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 Eva, Marcille, Accra, SeriesEva Marcille, the winner of America’s Next Top Model Season Three, has developed a docu-series which

Rumours of War wins three awards at the Colours of the Nile International Film Festival in Addis Ababa

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 Rumours of War (Ngunu Ngunu Kan) from Mali, directed by Soussaba Cisse, was chosen as the Best Featu

Video On Demand platforms captivating the biggest markets in Africa

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 Video on Demand (VOD) services have comfortably taken their position as major players in the audio

Zuku’s modern political drama State House hugely popular in Kenya

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 State House, an original modern political drama fictionally set in the President’s official reside

Rwandan cinema on the rise

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 For a decade, Rwanda was best known in cinematic terms through foreign fictions – from Nick Hughes

And the winners are…

Wed, 02 Apr 2014
 The second Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards were held at a glittering gala event at the Eko Hot

Movie Stars storm Johannesburg for AMAA Nominations Party

Tue, 01 Apr 2014
 On 2 April, the Africa Film Academy will host African filmmakers, political, business leaders and ce

Classic Malian film Baara – The Porter screens at AfricAvenir in Namibia

Mon, 31 Mar 2014
 AfricAvenir, in partnership with the FNCC, will screen Baara – The Porter, which was the first featu

African channels strike new distribution deal

Wed, 26 Mar 2014
 Benie, Ouest, Globecast, CanalsatGlobecast, a content management and delivery company, has acquired African channels Benie TV and Oue

Zuku TV to commission feature-length Swahili films

Tue, 25 Mar 2014
 Zuku TV is looking for submissions for feature-length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Mo

East African film body created to drive development in the region

Tue, 25 Mar 2014
 East, Africa, film, distributionThe First Preparatory Forum of East African Film Festivals and Film Producers took place from 12 to

Smart Health application launches in seven African countries

Mon, 24 Mar 2014
 mobile, health, application, AfricaMobilium Global has developed a free health and wellness app which caters to Nigeria, Kenya, South A

Everyday Africa preserved in images

Wed, 12 Mar 2014
 Instagram, Africa, Blog, PicturesEveryday Africa, an online media initiative which portrays the real stories of daily African life th

Ghana’s Contract wins major awards at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Mon, 10 Mar 2014
 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, Contract, Nairobi Half Life, Shirley Frimpong-MansoAt the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) that took place on 8 March in Lagos in Nigeri

South African audiences support local films at the box office in February

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 After three months on circuit, Leon Schuster’s latest prank movie, Schucks! Your Country Needs You