The Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) 7-11 November 2012 venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The inaugural CNIFF will introduce the best of African cinema to African audiences. The festival will screen 58 titles, all of which will be African, East African or Ethiopian premieres. Films in competition come from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia.
Middle east and north African pay TV operator OSN has appointed new directors of digital and business development.
The operator has named David Hanson (picture, left) as director of digital. He has worked at OSN for over seven years, most recently as director of OSN’s movie channels and on-demand service. He will now head OSN’s digital team and take responsibility for growing the operator’s OSN Play online service.
venue: London, UK.The 56th. BFI London Film Festival - from the 'British Film Institute' - includes several productions focused on Africa. For details about the Africa-related films at this year’s London Film Festival,for more information please click here:
South Africa: Call for proposals for NFVF First Time Filmmaker Project
05 September 2012: The National Film and Video Foundation invites all eligible first time filmmakers to respond to the Call for Proposals for the production of a low budget film aimed at female filmmakers as part of the Tier 2 development process.
Nigeria: Someone Stole the Credit for the First Movie I Directed - Falalu Dorayi
As one of the leading directors in the Hausa movie industry, Falalu Abubakar Dorayi, earned himself respect and adoration in the industry. He has been combining movie directing with marketing for over 19 years now. In this interview, Falalu talked about the rise and tribulations of the Hausa movie industry and other related issues. How did you get into the movie industry?