Distribution News: In Brief


- The Africadoc Movement (for an event called “Le Louma”) welcomed about 100 docu-makers, producers and commissioning editors (TV, festival, mobile cinema) to enhance financing & distribution of African documentaries. Over the 10 days’ event held from the 2 to 10th. June 2010 in Saint-Louis (Sénégal), attendees could go to a buyers’ “videotheque” room, co- production meetings, as well as market and training sessions. A catalogue of approximately 170 African and Africa-related documentary films is available for global buyers and Africadoc has one year to sell these documentaries. The organisation also provides film training. Africadoc is looking for more African documentaries. http://www.africadoc.net/

- CNBC Africa celebrated its 3rd successful year on air yesterday (June 1) with an announcement that it has passed the 500,000 minute local content production mark in 3 years distributed on its channel. CNBC Africa’s reaches 48 countries in Sub Saharan Africa, where the channel is accessible to more than 3.2 million DStv decoders.