A year after the launch of SENTOO, what is the outcome?
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A year after the launch of SENTOO, what is the outcome?

Hosted during the African Cinema Pavillon on June 25th by the African Cultural Agency at the virtual film market of the 2020 Cannes festival, this  »zoom » conference was moderated by Faissol Gnonlonfin (producer). It brought together Slim Dargachi (Director of the National Film and Image Center, Tunisia), Abdoul Aziz Cissé (Directorate of Cinematography, Senegal), Denis Koutom (National Director of Cinematography, Togo), Emira Ben...

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Women Voices in African Cinema
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Women Voices in African Cinema

The first « zoom » panel of the Pavillon of African cinemas hosted on June 22nd by the African Cultural Agency at the Cannes 2020 virtual Film Market was moderated by Hortense Assaga (journalist). The panel brought together Nadia Rais (animation director, Tunisia), Maïmouna Ndiaye (actress and director, Senegal), Naky Sy Savané (actress, Côte d’Ivoire), Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes (producer and filmmaker, Madagascar) and...

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Is African cinema profitable?
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Is African cinema profitable?

This fifth panel hosted on June 26th, 2020 by the African Cultural Agency (ACA, Agence Culturelle Africaine) during the African Cinema Pavillon at the virtual Cannes film market was moderated by Serge Noukoué, founder of the Nollywood Week in Paris. The panel brought together TsiTsi Dangarembga (director and founder of the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), Zimbabwe), Chike C. Nwoffiah (founder of the Silicon Valley...

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Recovery plans for cinema and culture after the Covid-19 crisis, and after?
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Recovery plans for cinema and culture after the Covid-19 crisis, and after?

(traduction du panel publié sur le site d’Africultures). Organized by the African Cultural Agency (Agence Culturelle Africaine, ACA) and hosted on June 24th for the African cinema Pavilion at the virtual film market for the 2020 Cannes Festival, this “Zoom” meeting moderated by Catherine Ruelle reunited Dr Chiraz Latiri (Minister of Cultural Affairs, Tunisian Republic), Emile Zida (Head of the Cultural Division of the...

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New financing opportunities for film directors and producers from ACP countries.
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New financing opportunities for film directors and producers from ACP countries.

(translation of the panel published on the Africultures website) Hosted by the African Cultural Agency (ACA, Agence Culturelle Africaine) on June 23rd during the African Cinema Pavilion at the virtual film market of the 2020 Cannes festival, this “Zoom” meeting moderated by Olivier Barlet brought together Vincenzo Bugno (director of the World Cinema Foundation, Berlin), Abdul Aziz Cissé  permanent secretary of the FOPICA, Senegal),...

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Air Conditioner, by Fradique (Angola)
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Air Conditioner, by Fradique (Angola)

(version française à lire sur le site d’Africultures) Few films come to us from Angola. Selected in the “Rotterdam International Film Festival”, then in competition in The Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF), « Air Conditioner », by Fradique and his collective Geração 80, is an intriguing, deep and magical film, which is worth the detour. It is on view here for free until April 19, following the cancellation of the...

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What is it like to make a film in Ghana today?
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What is it like to make a film in Ghana today?

While the Kumawood* films remain the most common and fastest way to make films in Ghana, independent filmmakers are trying to set themselves apart from this mainstream and reach out to the international network for greater visibility. What’s is it like to make a film in Ghana today? The director of The Burial of Kojo, Blitz « The Ambassador » Bazawule, and producer, Boateng « Boat » Kwaku, try to answer the question. Kumawood is...

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