Cinetoile highlights achievements and asks: what next?


Cinetoile, an African cinema network which has already organized 250 film screenings for hundred of thousand spectators in 8 African countries organised a conference on Wednesday 11th May 2011 in Brussels.

The lunch-time conference was the opportunity to present case studies of 2 initiatives linking culture & development: Cinétoile and Hivos Arterial Network. Africalia-Cinetoile connects more than one hundred artists and organisations in Africa was a key player.

Key questions included: What are the achievements of these initiatives funded by the European Union? And Which strategies should be developed to stimulate creativity and create opportunities for cultural dialogue in Africa?

Participants included the following speakers: Aurélien Bodinaux, Producer and movies Director, Africalia asbl; Rob Wildschut, Programme Officer: Arts and Culture
Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing countries (HIVOS); Michael van Graan, Secretary General Arterial Network; Denis Salord, Head of Unit "centralised operations for the ACP countries “, EuropeAid Development and Cooperation DG, EC.