Namibia: Fan to Launch Film Website

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The Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN) will launch a website next month, it has been learnt.

According to FAN board member, Michaela Bauer, the website will cover a wide field on the Namibian film industry. "Besides information on the Namibian film industry and regular updates, this website will also include a first Namibian directory for filmmakers. FAN members will have the exclusive right to get listed.

"Please note that, even as a FAN member, you have to apply separately for webpage listing," Bauer said. She indicated that FAN members will be availed free listing for initial entry on the website, but N$110 will be levied for detailed listings, for a period of four months. "Membership renewal is due in March 2008. Therefore you will only pay for the listing for four months. From next year you will be able to sign up for the full year of membership. FAN's webpage will give you a platform to advertise specifically for your target market.

"We therefore need your support to develop and maintain the site," she appealed to local filmmakers. Bauer said at this stage FAN only guarantees advertising space for a maximum of half a year. The deadline for listing and advertising is today.

(New Era (Windhoek), 28 September 2007)