Most anticipated African cinematic films to look out for in 2013
Most anticipated African cinematic films to look out for in 2013 by Storyline, Cinematography and Directorship.>Read
M-Net Launches the largest African Film Archive - The African Film Library
After years of negotiating rights and digitally re-mastering over 500 African Films, the Electronic Media Network, popularly known as M-Net has now launched its latest initiative - The African Film Library. The initiative aims to make the best of the African Film Industry accessible to African film enthusiasts worldwide.>Read
Kunle Afolayan sets the bar with his latest film, Phone Swap
After a successful run with The Figurine, award-winning director, Kunle Afolayan is back with another very promising film - Phone Swap.
Phone Swap is about when an arrogant business executive and a warm-hearted fashion designer exchange lives after accidentally swapping their mobile phones at the airport. Starring some of Nollywood's finest, Joke Silva and Nse Ikpe Etim.
African Screens brings to you some behind the scene shots of Afolayan's film, including shots of the widely talked about aeroplane set built for the beginning act.
Film Africa Heralds a New Dawn for the Best of African Cinema
Marking the re-launch of the inaugural London African Film Festival initially held in December 2008 – which hosted more than 35 screenings in 10 days at leading cultural venues such as the BFI, Film Africa will be showcasing more than 50 of Africa’s best films and 15 UK premieres this year from the 3rd - 13th November.
Supported by The Royal African Society and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Film Africa 2011 will be providing an exciting programme of screenings, Q&As, panel discussions and live performances.
Viva Riva! breaks record at the 2011 AMAA Ceremony
The Congolese film, Viva Riva! achieves a clean sweep at this year's 7th African Movie Academy award. Director Djo Tunde Wa Munga celebrates a record of six awards out of seven nominations.
South Africa also had a very strong presence with six awards while Nigeria's films showed signs of a decline. African Screens reviews this year’s AMAA ceremony and brings you the full list of winners>Read
Film Africa! Opens 2011 Film Training Application Entries
Entries for the annual FilmAfrica! training programme, one of the most influential film training schemes in Africa, is now open for applications. The training scheme is organized as a partnership between ONE FINE DAY FILMS (England) DW-AKADEMIE (Germany) and GINGER INK (Kenya) and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfahlen and the Goethe-Institute Keny>Read
The Battle For the Golden Stallion Begins: FESPACO 2011
The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), is Africa’s biggest bi-annual film festival. The 22nd edition of this international festival starts this week in Burkina Faso – running from the 26th of February to 5th March 2011>Read
Looking back on 50 years of Independent filmmaking in Africa
African Screens was recently invited to attend the second annual ‘Filming Against The Odds’ conference, held at the University of Westminster, in London, from 27 to 28 of November 2010.
Featuring speakers such as Tunisian filmmaker, Ferid Boughedir and Nigeria filmmaker, Obi Emelonye. African Screens reviews the conference and list of the papers presented.>Read
Edinburgh becomes home to UK’s largest African film festival
Since it was founded in 2006 by PhD student Lizelle Bisschoff, the Edinburgh African film festival ‘Africa-in-motion’ has grown to become the largest African film festival in the UK. African Screens acknowledges and applauds their efforts.>Read
African Cinema Showcase: BFI London Film Festival 2010
The BFI London Film Festival is the UK’s largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, shorts films and documentaries from more than 50 countries worldwide. African Screens brings you a list of the most intriguing films showing at the festival.>Read
The 6th African Movie Academy Awards 2010 Winners
In the 2010 AMAA, The Figurine by Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan led the wins with 5 awards, while The Perfect Picture by Ghanaian director Shirley Frimpong-Manso took the coveted award for best director on the night. African Screens, Don Omope brings you the full list of this year’s winners.
Catch me if you can : The Scourge of Film Pirates
When you mention the name Tsotsi what comes to mind is the highly acclaimed Oscar-winning South African film directed by Gavin Hood, but few will be aware that the film Tsotsi, also carries a less glamorous accolade of being the most pirated DVD movie across the African continent.>Read