We are excited to launch our bi-monthly newsletter highlighting news from the Pan- African film industry. Over the years we have seen the growth of the Kenyan film. In this month of October we celebrate Nairobi Half Life, a movie that put Kenyan film on the world map.
In celebration of this great milestone, the cast and crew were joined by stakeholders of the film industry at the Zehneria Portico, Nairobi for an industry day and later on for a screening at the Westgate Mall.
We are also so excited to announce that Supa Modo and Nairobi Half Life are now available on Netflix.
Africa filmmaking agency Realness Institute has selected 15 participants for its second Creative Producer Indaba, a lab for developing entrepreneurial, leadership and creative skills among producers looking to work on the continent.(Screen Daily).
Local content is out-competing international films in Africa as rapid smartphone penetration bring African creatives closer to audiences.
The DW Akademie Film Development Fund is searching for filmmakers in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda for a one-year fellowship program. The program is designed to take proposed films through the development stage and make them ready for production.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26th October 2022. More details here
The Durban FilmMart (DFMI) has opened the call for animation projects in development for the 2023 Pitch and Finance Forum, together with Cape Town International Animation Film Festival (CTIAF) and Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct (Tshimologong).
APPLICATION DEADLINE : 31st October 2022. More Details here.
Casting Call for an upcoming International Feature Film NAWI. The filming will take place in Turkana County, Kenya in February and March 2023. More details on the Posters. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28th October 2022. More Details here
AVOD (Advertising-based Video on Demand) is a type of service where users must watch ads in order to view the desired content for free. The revenue for the content owner is generated through the played out ads. Beside YouTube famous AVOD-Services are like for e.g. PlutoTV, Tubi or Roku.
We think AVOD is great, since for e.g. the SVOD-Market with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney +, Showmax etc. is already very crowded and might become oversaturated in the near future. A regular streaming customer will likely not pay for 3-4 subscriptions a month. Also still many people can’t afford at all to pay for films. Therefore they rather switch to free (ad-based) platforms. People are more and more watching less films on the traditional Satellite TV, but rather more on their mobile phones or Smart-TV etc. Therefore advertising money is currently shifting from TV to online.