Namibia Film Week underway


The Namibia Film Week 2012, hosted by The Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN) and the Namibia Film Commission (NFC), runs this week until 13 July. A screening of the South African classic, Jamie Uys’ The Gods Must Be Crazy starring the late Namibian actor N!xau Coma, launched the event on Sunday, 8 July at The Playhouse. Namibia Film Week 2012 is dedicated to Coma’s memory.

There are several panel discussions taking place during Namibia Film Week which scrutinise important industry issues such as:

a) Curbing Exploitation in the Namibian Film Industry;
b) Financing Opportunities for local productions;
c) Distribution of Namibian Films, locally and internationally;
d) Access to filming locations for local and international productions; and
e) Training Institutions and what the industry needs.

In addition to the panel discussions, a half-day workshop on Copyright and Intellectual Property in the film industry will be facilitated.

The central event of the Namibia Film Week 2012 is the official launch of the NFC’s Short Film Project 2011/2012. Seven locally produced short films will premiere over two days at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN). In addition to the screenings, from Wednesday onwards the Namibia Film Week 2012 will host three Sharing Experiences panels during which the producers, directors, writers and actors of the seven films will provide valuable insight into their respective experiences both on and off the set. Never before were seven Namibian films released concurrently as a result of a national funding cycle. The Namibia Film Week 2012 is proud to facilitate this historical event.

All panels and discussions will run from 9 am until 4 pm at the Franco Namibian Culture Centre (FNCC) and are open to the public. Registration is essential.

For registration and further enquires, contact the main organizer Senga Brockerhoff at 085 628 9974 or


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