The ninth edition of Africa in Motion (AiM) took place from 24 October to 9 November 2014 in Glasgow and Edinburgh where 61 films were showcased to over 4800 people. The AiM Short Film Competition 2014 had a competitive shortlist but after much deliberation, the jury chose Berea, directed by South African Vincent Moloi, as the overall winner. The film tells the story of an old Jewish man living in an apartment in inner-city Johannesburg, long after his friends and family have moved on, whose week revolves around the visit of a beautiful stranger.
The management of African Cable Television, (ACTV) a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) Pay TV company in Nigeria has announced plans to commence operations on Monday December 1. The management also announced about US$30 million has been spent to purchase equipment for the pay TV’s operations.
Speaking at an event in Lagos, the management said the pay TV would to promote local content in the era of global digital broadcasting.
She dazzled with a dauntingly elaborate chocolate dessert, then captivated with a tricky polenta lasagne with fried mushrooms and mussels. Now Siphokazi Mdlankomo is just two rounds away from winning the South African version of Masterchef and has viewers rooting for her, not only because of how she cooks.
The newly launched Nigerian pay-TV platform, African Cable TV (ACTV), has included eight networks of FOX International Channels (FIC) which includes FOX, FOX Crime, FX, National Geographic Gold, FOX Movies, FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2 and kids channel, Baby TV.
Mama Marikana initially began as Aliki Saragas’s Documentary Arts masters project at the University of Cape Town, but soon progressed into a developing feature film with the support of talented filmmakers. The project now has a crowd-funding campaign on Thundafund where members of the public can contribute to its completion.
Teza by Haile Gerima tells the story of the trials and tribulations of one individual during military rule. This film, which has won many international awards, narrates the story of the revolution and re-visioning of a better Ethiopia by using elements of mythology.
It was another night of glamour and panache as this year's edition of the prestigious Africa International Film Festival, AFRIFF, came to a glittering end Saturday in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The grand finale of the festival, which kicked off amid gaiety on Sunday, November 9, held at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, with top Nollywood stars, producers, directors and stakeholders from Africa, Europe, America and other parts of the world in attendance.
For many years old boxers stayed away from the National Stadium in Lagos, following the death of boxing in Nigerian. But there is hope for Boxers in Nigeria as boxing is set to regain its leadership position following the decision of Pay TV, GOtv, to sponsor a boxing championship in Lagos.
AfriDocs presents two highly acclaimed documentaries, Blood in the Mobile and Gulabi Gang, as well as the hugely well-received short series – Congo in Four Acts over the next two weeks.
Congo is particularly in the spotlight this month with Blood in the Mobile as well as Congo in Four Acts screening on November 18th and showcasing some of the human rights issues seriously affecting the people of Congo.