Get ready for an electrifying FAME Week Africa 2024! Building upon the resounding success of the 2023 edition, FAME Week Africa returns in 2024, and it’s set to be bigger, better, and more exhilarating than ever before. FAME Week Africa, the ultimate stage for celebrating Africa’s exceptional talents in film, television, animation, and music, is absolutely thrilled to unveil the new dates for 2024.
Under the banner of “Your Africa, Your Story,” RX Africa, the organizers of FAME Week Africa promise to whisk you away to a world of awe and inspiration from 1 to 7 September 2024, right in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. The first four days, from 1 to 4 September, will be a whirlwind of the MIP Africa marketplace excitement, enlightening content sessions from Cape Town International Animation Festival, (CTIAF), Muziki Africa and MIP Africa, and unparalleled networking opportunities, pitching sessions and so much more. It’s an industry buzz you won’t want to miss! Continue Reading
All Eyes On Africa: Global Streamers & Local Players Are Toughing It Out In The Next Frontier Of Growth — Mipcom Cannes Special
Africa is one of the fastest growing continents on the planet so it’s no wonder that global streamers have viewed the vast territory as the last frontier of growth in recent years. A young population coupled with a growing middle class and increasing internet connectivity (albeit the latter very slowly) has seen companies like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Canal+ battle it out with more established local players such as MultiChoice’s SVoD platform Showmax.
According to a report from Digital TV Research, Africa is expected to reach 18 million SVoD subscriptions by 2029, up from 8 million in 2023, bucking the U.S. trend. These are encouraging figures for global players who are already well established in Western and European countries. Continue Reading
GRANTS AND SUBMISSIONS
Call for Applications for the Film Fupi Academy program
US Embassy Nairobi has partnered with Youth Film Platform to launch the Inaugural Film Fupi Academy program for young aspiring filmmakers. The Program will empower 30 aspiring filmmakers drawn from Eastlands-Nairobi County with practical and professional skills in filmmaking for income generation and social self-expression.
Film Fupi Academy program will provide a hands-on film-making learning experience that builds participants’ exposure to the wide variety of technical and professional skills they will need to write, produce, shoot, and edit quality short films featuring effects makeup. This will expand Kenya’s creative economic development, foster inclusive societies, and provide financial security to Kenyans. The program is expected to run for 12 months from November 2023 – November 2024
Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Apply here: https://bit.ly/FilmFupiAcademyApplicationForm
The Pretty Wild Fellowship are looking for short documentary films that give fresh perspectives on the outdoors. USD 50K – two creative retreats – Presented in partnership with @YETICoolers and Little Monster Films.
Deadline : Monday, November 20, 2023.
Apply here : https://bit.ly/3MrAiCL
Showmax Kenya is looking to Commission a Young Adult Drama show (90 eps x 30 min) that can captivate audiences from all walks of life. The Target age group is 16 to 34 years old. We’re looking for a narrative that truly connects with these audiences on a personal level, addressing their desires, aspirations, and perspectives.
It should be exciting, timely, unique & relevant.
Deadline : Thursday 30/11/2023
Apply Here : https://bit.ly/3tWb9JO