Africa News

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 Mchangan

Shungu Namutitima film festival to coincide with Zambia’s golden jubilee

Wed, 02 Jul 2014
 This year’s edition of the Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders) International Film Festival of

Mozambican cinema, tudo bem?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014
 In southern Africa is a Lusophone country better known for its holiday resorts than its films...

Reel women of Nollywood

Wed, 02 Jul 2014
 The second edition of the NollywoodWeek Film Festival Paris, showcasing the cinema of Nigeria to F

MTN pilots mobile VOD portal in Ivory Coast

Fri, 27 Jun 2014
 In 2013, Balancing Act, an online publication and consultancy company which has a focus on Africa’

MultiChoice Africa encourages African social upliftment

Thu, 26 Jun 2014
 Pay-TV operator MultiChoice Africa has launched an initiative to inspire Africans’ participation i

Tshwane One City Film Festival celebrates African cinema

Mon, 23 Jun 2014
 Pretoria, Hollywood, workshopsFrom 10 to 14 August 2014 the South African State Theatre in Pretoria will host the first edition of

ZIFF 2014 introduces major screenwriting workshops

Tue, 17 Jun 2014
 The Zanzibar International film Festival has a long tradition of promoting and developing local, reg

Cannes springboard for FESPACO golden stallions

Mon, 02 Jun 2014
 Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako was awarded a prize at FESPACO 2003 for his film Heremak

Cannes’ eye on Africa 2014

Mon, 02 Jun 2014
 The Cannes Film Festival is the place to be in the cinema world, yet Africa had only four movies i

Udada Film Festival call for entries

Fri, 30 May 2014
 woman, Kenya, sort, animation, documentaryThe inaugural edition of the Udada Film Festival will take place in Kenya on an unconfirmed date in

African Movie Academy Awards winners

Fri, 30 May 2014
 Of, Good, Report, DiasporaThe African Movie Academy Awards took place in Bayelsa, Nigeria on 26 May, honouring a number of fil

Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board delays release of Half of a Yellow Sun

Mon, 26 May 2014
 Boko, Haram, banned, lawThe Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board has failed to issue certification for Half of a Yellow Sun

Indian drama series licensed to Nigerian pay TV channel

Wed, 21 May 2014
 Continuing with their endeavour to bring the best of drama content into Africa, GoQuest Media Ventur

Documentary on Fela Kuti musical acquired for North American distribution

Fri, 16 May 2014
 Sundance, Nigeria, US, FindingFinding Fela, a documentary about the Broadway musical FELA!, has been acquired by distributor Kino

Nigerian film with a cause to screen at Cannes

Mon, 12 May 2014
 Living Funeral, a short film aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer has been selected to scr

South Africa participates at FiSahara human rights film festival

Mon, 12 May 2014
 Algeria, Refugees, Sahrawi, campsThe Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), which took place from 29 April to 4 May 2

Durban Poison premiers in Namibia

Thu, 08 May 2014
 South, African, film, AfricAvenirDurban Poison , a South African feature film will screen at the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek, Namibia..

Nigerian actor to star in Star Wars Episode VII

Tue, 06 May 2014
 John Boyega, a British/Nigerian actor who featured in the Nigerian movie Half of a Yellow Sun, has b

Cannes and Africa: a shy relationship

Fri, 02 May 2014
 Created in 1939, the Cannes Film Festival is, like its closest competitors Venice and Berlin, a ma

New Zambian film tackles gender-based violence

Fri, 02 May 2014
 A new Zambian movie focusing on the ills of gender-based violence (GBV) premiered recently, adding

The AMAAs: a truly continental affair

Fri, 02 May 2014
 At a gala evening held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa, the nominees for the 201