Film

Nollywood Festival Germany holds in Frankfurt

Ehizoya Golden Entertainment will once again showcase the Nigerian film industry in Frankfurt am Main at the 2022 Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG). The Festival and its sister event, Nollywood Europe Golden Award (NEGA), holding from 29 to 31 July, will feature screenings of Nollywood films, panel discussions on issues surrounding the Nigerian film industry, music concerts and an award …

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Think you’re made for film and TV? Then join MultiChoice Talent Factory!

PRESS RELEASE MultiChoice is once again searching for 60 aspiring film and TV content creators from Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa to be part of the Class of 2023——– Now approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) (www.MultiChoiceTalentFactory.com) Academy is excited to once again call for applications for its world-class film and TV training programme which …

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Nigerian film smashes Netflix global chart in 5 days

A Nigerian made film is making waves across the globe. After only five days of being available on Netflix, Blood Sisters has been viewed 11 million hours, putting the four-part series among the reigning Global Top 10. The thriller has been been trending around the world with engaging social media conversations around themes. The film’s director Biyi Bandele took to …

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How Netflix is celebrating Month of Africa

There’s plenty that’s unique about Africa — from being the world’s warmest continent to being home to more than 1.2 billion people spread over 54 countries who speak more than 2,000 different languages. With this rich cultural heritage, there’s a multitude of stories to be told from, and about, the continent and its people. That’s why in May, Netflix is …

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NIDO Germany partners Ehizoya on Nollywood Festival

The umbrella organisation for Nigerians living in Germany has announced its partnership with the organisers of the annual Nollywood Film Festival. “Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Germany e.V. is delighted to announce its partnership with Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V. to deliver the 20th Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG), holding on 29-31 July in Frankfurt am Main,” the group said in …

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20 African emerging filmmakers shortlisted for Netflix-UNESCO’s competition

The shortlist contains a dynamic group of creatives from across African 13 countries—– Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, and UNESCO have announced the 20 shortlisted candidates who will go forward in the short film competition ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’. It was also announced that the quality of submissions received resulted in one extra candidate being added to the list, making …

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Free training for 300,000 Nigerians in audio-visual production

300,000 young Nigerians are to be trained in Film, Television and Motion Production courtesy of a partnership between KAP Academy and MasterCard Foundation —- In a landmark partnership announced on Monday (11 October 2021), 300,000 young Nigerians will be trained in film, television, and motion picture production over the next three years. The scheme will be implemented by Lagos-based KAP …

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Netflix and UNESCO launch short film competition for African filmmakers

Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a $75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”. One key aim of this …

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Cologne’s film festival focuses on digitalisation in African cinema

The 18th Africa Film Festival Cologne holds from 16 – 26 September 2021. A main focus of the biannual festival is the effects of digitalisation on everyday life, social interaction, economy, ecology and politics in African countries. —– The effects of digitalisation on everyday life, social interaction, economy, ecology and politics are now central themes in films from African countries. …

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Nigerian film selected for New York festival

Nigerian feature film ‘Eyimofe’ has been selected for the 50th anniversary edition of the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York. The movie follows factory worker technician Mofe, played by Jude Akuwudike, and Hairdresser Rosa, played by Temi Ami-Williams, on their quest for what they hope will be a better life on foreign shores. However, things take a sudden shift …

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ZDF shows film about König Bansah and his daughter

ZDF will broadcast the new documentary film König Bansah und seine Tochter (King Bansah and his daughter) on 29 March. The film takes viewers to Ludwigshafen, where Togbui Ngoryifia Kosi Olatidoye Céphas Bansah lives and runs a car repair workshop, and on a journey to Africa, where he’s a chief who is active in the development of his community. König …

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Niniola, Femi Kuti in new music video of ‘Fantasy’

Nigerian singer Niniola has launched the music video for her latest single “Fantasy”, which was originally released in February. The video features Grammy nominee and Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti The track, produced by Kel-P, features rich vocals from Niniola, and classy saxophone riffs and horn arrangements from Femi Kuti. “I used to watch videos of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, …

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Berlin film festival presents Lusophone Africa, opens with Ghanaian comedy

‘AFRIKAMERA – Latest Cinema from Africa’ presents, from 7 – 11 November in Berlin, a selection of current feature and documentary films from Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The festival presents the latest productions by filmmakers from Lusophone Africa dealing not only with history but also issues such as gender, religion or urbanity and reflect cultural, social and political developments. In …

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AMAA 2019: African film achievers honoured in Lagos

One of the most important dates in the annual celebration of African film making is the Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA.   On Sunday (27 October), media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to mark this year’s event and celebrate excellence among professionals working in, or non-African …

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