Film Finance South Africa

Africa Film Finance Summit to be held in Nairobi

Over 200 delegates drawn from the film industry, channel owners and financial sector will meet in Nairobi next week. The summit aims to find ways of promoting and accelerating development of the film and audio visual sector in Africa through commercial funding.

Call for Animation Slate Proposals

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for an Animation Slate to the value of R7.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.

Film, TV Shoots on the Rise in South Africa

Production in South Africa is on the upswing, prompted not only by the country’s sagging currency, the rand - the exchange rate makes local services cheaper for filmmakers coming in from abroad but by a host of new production resources. By Christopher Vourlias

Nigeria shelves plans for 'Kannywood' film village

Nigeria's government has cancelled plans to build a "film village" in the northern state of Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics and social media. More than $10m (£7.6m) had been budgeted to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Hausa language film industry, known as Kannywood.

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