The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

15 November 2018

The Foxy Five Web Series - Created and Directed by Jabu Nadia Newman (South Africa)

The Foxy Five Web Series
Created and Directed by Jabu Nadia Newman (South Africa)
Originally published on the African Women in Cinema Blog on 24 November 2017

Description
This web series follows the adventures of the white- supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy smashing group of 5 young womxn from Cape Town –The Foxy Five. Each womxn represents a different struggle and set of ideals within feminism. Despite their ideological differences and the clashes they often cause, the womxn are a tight-nit sisterhood that always manage to band together in overcoming The Man.  (Source: YouTube)

The Foxy Five is a webseries that deals with issues of intersectional feminism and follows the lives of five womxn who are finding themselves in the young democracy that is South Africa, Cape Town.

The creator, writer and director Jabu Nadia Newman was particularly inspired during the #FeesMustFall protests and wanted to put all the new concepts and ideas that she was exposed to into a fictional webseries. (Source: Indiegogo)

Foxy Five Web Series Trailer (2016)


Foxy Five Episode 1 - "I'll Catcall If I Wanna Catcall!"


Foxy Five Episode 2 – Blaq Beauty: "That's vigilantism if you ask me"


Foxy Five Episode 3 - Womxn We


Foxy Five Episode 4 - Femme Fatale and Lebo


Foxy Brown Episode 5 - "Prolly Plebs"


Foxy Brown Episode 6 - Finale

14 November 2018

Economic Empowerment of Youth and Women Through Film: Out of Africa International Film Festival (OOAIFF) 2018 4th Edition

Out of Africa International Film Festival
2018 4th Edition 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 November 2018


Out of Africa International Film Festival (OOAIFF) announces its 4th edition to be held on November 27-29 2018 at the Michael Joseph Center-Safari.com and 1 December 2018 in Thogoto Forest, Karend End. 

The team behind the festival is committed to discovering and developing African potential in the 7th Art.

The festival’s theme: Economic Empowerment of Youth and Women Through Film

The aim is to provide a platform where filmmakers, experts and general public interact to open up the local industry and offer more opportunities.

Films from different languages from around the continent are expected for screening. The event also integrates talks, workshops and film and book market as well as offering a networking opportunity for exhibitors, industry players and general public.

41 films from 17 countries on planet cinema were submitted and a total of 33 films will be screened.

With top 5 countries as:

1) USA 
2) Kenya 
3) India 
4) Nigeria, Turkey 
5) France, Iran, Senegal

Followed by Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, Italy, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Kingdom

Film Organizers:
Mumbi Hinga
Rose Weru

Managed by
Edna Chepkurui


Wild Track Newsletter #28 October-November 2018 about African women in cinema in Zimbabwe

Wild Track Newsletter #28
October-November 2018
about African women in cinema 
in Zimbabwe

The Wild Track Newsletter is published by the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA TRUST) 

The Wild Track Newsletter covers information, issues and events relevant and related to African women in cinema in general and specifically those from Zimbabwe, including coverage of the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), the annual film festival which takes place in Zimbabwe. In addition, it covers gender related arts-based activities in the Zimbabwe area.

Back issues are also available on the ICAPA Trust site: Issue 27, Issue 26, Issue 25, Issue 24, Issue 23, Issue 22, Issue, 21, Issue 20, Issue 19, Issue 18, Issue 17, Issue 15, Issue 14, Issue 13, Issue 12, Issue 11, Issue 10, Issue 9, Issue 8, Issue 7.


The 17th edition of the International Images Film Festival (IIFF) took place during the last week of August 2018

Animation Workshop Brings Local History to Life

Mukanya explores the role of fatherhood

Students identified for first intake

New novel by ICAPA director Tsitsi Dangarembga on reading lists

13 November 2018

Black Camera: African Women of the Screen as Cultural Producers: An Overview by Country by Beti Ellerson (Fall 2018)

African Women of the Screen as Cultural Producers: An Overview by Country
Beti Ellerson 
Black Camera: An International Film Journal
African Women in Cinema Dossier
Vol. 10, No. 1 (Fall 2018), pp. 245-287

Abstract

African women as cultural producers in the realm of the moving image, screen culture, audiovisual media—what are their experiences? These women who work actively in the behind-the-scenes roles; in front of the screen as journalist, critic, cultural reader; in the corridors as organizer, activist, advocate, promoter in the vast cinematic enterprise, many wearing multiple hats as filmmaker, actor, presenter, producer, scholar. Whether working on the local, regional, continental, international, or transnational level, their role is vital, their work essential. This survey by country provides an indication of the span of activities of these cultural workers: most striving for the cause, or out of a sense of duty, or of purpose—some in perilous situations, so that African images are seen and stories told—produced, disseminated, distributed, exhibited, discussed, critiqued, documented, archived, preserved.

12 November 2018

Festival Cinemas d’Afrique 2019 - Lausanne - Appel à Films - Call for Entries

Festival Cinemas d’Afrique 2019 - Lausanne Appel à Films - Call for Entries



Inscription

Dans le cadre de la 14 édition qui aura lieu du 22 au 25 août 2019, le Festival cinémas d’Afrique- Lausanne lance son appel à candidatures. La sélection est ouverte aux fictions, documentaires et animations et de tout genre.

Date limite des inscriptions: 1 avril 2019


Submission

14th edition of Festival cinemas d’Afrique – Lausanne will take place from 22nd to 25th of august 2019. Our Call for Entries process is now open for fictions, documentaries, animated films, full length or short films.
Deadline: 1 April 2019


Association Afrique cinémas
Av. de la rasude 2
1006 Lausanne – Switzerland

11 November 2018

PALMARES | AWARDS : JCC 2018 - Les journées cinématographiques de Carthage | Carthage Film Festival



PALMARES | AWARDS
JCC 2018
Les journées cinématographiques de Carthage
Carthage Film Festival


LONG METRAGE | FEATURE FICTION

Tanit d'or | Golden Tanit
Meilleur comédien | Best male performance : Ahmed Hafian
Fatwa. Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud – Tunisia | Tunisie (2018)

Tanit d'argent | Silver Tanit
Yomeddine. A.B. Shawky - Egypt (2018)

Tanit de bronze | Bronze Tanit
Meilleure image | Best Cinematography
Prix du public | Audience Award

Parallel Prize | Prix Parallele: Le Prix FIPRESCI (La Fédération Internationale de Critique de Film)
War Travelers | Le voyage inachevé. Joud Said - Lebanon | Liban (2018)

Meilleur scénario | Best Scenario
Supa Modo. Likarion Wainaina - Kenya (2018)

Meilleure musique | Best Music
Meilleure comedienne | Best female performance : Samantha Mugatsia
Rafiki. Wanuri Kahiu - Kenya (2018)

Prix Première Oeuvre | First Film Award: Prix | Award TV5 Monde
Prix Première Oeuvre | First Film Award: Taher Cheriaa Award
Long Métrage | Feature Fiction: Mention speciále | Special mention

Parallel Prize | Prix Parallele: Le Prix de la FACC (Prix de la critique Africaine Paulin Soumanou Vieyra)
Sofia. Meryem Benm’Barek – Morocco | Maroc (2018)

Long Métrage | Feature Fiction: Mention speciále | Special mention
Maki’la. Machérie Ekwa Bahango - République Démocratique du Congo (2018)


SHORT FICTION FILMS | COURTS MÉTRAGES

Tanit d'or | Golden Tanit
Brotherhood. Meryam Joobeur - Tunisia | Tunisie (2018)

Tanit d'argent | Silver Tanit
Lalo’s House | La Maison de Lalo. Kelley Kali - Bénin (2018)

Tanit de bronze | Bronze Tanit
Astra. Nidhal Guiga - Tunisia | Tunisie (2017)

Mention speciále | Special mention
The Florist | Le Fleuriste. Chamakh Bouslama - Tunisia | Tunisie (2018)


FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES | LONGS MÉTRAGES DOCUMENTAIRES 

Tanit d'or | Golden Tanit
Amal. Mohamed Siam - Egypt | Égypte (2017)

Tanit d'argent | Silver Tanit
You Come From Far Away. Amal Ramsis - Egypt | Égypte (2018)

Tanit de bronze | Bronze Tanit
Erased, Ascent of the Invisible. Ghassan Halwani - Lebanon | Liban (2017)

Prix Première Oeuvre | First Film Award: Mention spéciale | Special Mention 
Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947. Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes - Madagascar (2018)


SHORT DOCUMENTARIES | DOCUMENTAIRES COURTS MÉTRAGES 

Tanit d'or | Golden Tanit
Resonances. Nicolas Khoury – Lebanon | Liban (2018)

Tanit d'argent | Silver Tanit
I Signed the Petition. Mahdi Fleifel - Palestine (2018)

Tanit de bronze | Bronze Tanit
Kedougou. Mamadou Khouma Gueye - Senegal (2017)


Parallel Prize | Prix Parallele: Le Prix De l'Union Générale Des Travailleurs Tunisiens to/à Anis Saadi, editor/monteur
Subutex. Nasreddine Shili - Tunisia | Tunisie (2018)



SECTION PARALLÈLE DÉDIÉE AUX FILMS D'ÉCOLES
PARALLEL SECTION DEDICATED TO FILM SCHOOLS

The 1st Prize/le 1er Prix Carthage Ciné-Promesse 2018 : awarded by/décerné par TV5 Monde
Agonie by/de Ghassen Jeribi Isamm (Tunisie/Tunisia).

The 1st Prize/le 1er Prix Carthage Ciné-Promesse 2018 : awarded by/décerné par TV5 Monde
That Lovely Life by/de Rami Aloui (Algérie/Algeria), ESAV Marrakech (Morocco/Maroc).

The 2nd Prize/le 2ème Prix Carthage Ciné-Promesse 2018 : awarded by/décerné par l'Université de Carthage
Misfit by/de Karanja Ng'endo, independent student/étudiant indépendant (Kenya).

The 3rdPrize/le 3ème Prix Carthage Ciné-Promesse 2018 : awarded by/décerné par l'ESAC
Les Enfants dar Bouidar by/de Isabelle Christiane Kouraogo (Burkina Faso), ESAV Marrakech (Morocco/Maroc).

Special mention/ mention spéciale Carthage Ciné-Promesse 2018, awarded by the/décerné par le Jury
Hind's Case by/de Dina Naji (Saudi Arabia/Arabie Saoudite), New York Film Academy (United States/Etats-Unis).




01 November 2018

AMAA Africa Movie Academy Awards 2019 Submissions Open

AMAA Africa Movie Academy Awards 2019 Submissions Open

PRESS RELEASE

LAGOS, NIGERIA
30TH OCTOBER, 2018

The Africa Movie Academy Awards is the leading, most glamorous awards event that recognizes and rewards excellence in creativity on the continent of Africa. For many years, under the direction of its founder, astute filmmaker and veteran, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the AMA Awards that seeks to acknowledge the efforts of filmmakers, actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and everyone else involved in the process of filmmaking all over the continent of Africa has gone from an idea to the most coveted accolade amongst filmmakers and enthusiasts in the African film and movie community.

From the deserts of North Africa, to the beautiful plains and wildlife of East Africa, to the beaches and fountains in the South, and the Savannahs of West Africa, even the diaspora, the AMA Awards has penetrated into the most remote of communities, film industries and the moviemaking habitats of the entire continent, to find, acknowledge and reward the most beautiful stories and their delivery, as well as appreciate the efforts of the heroes who painstakingly tell African stories of triumph in the face of adversity, courage in the face of difficulty, and survival against all odds. For fourteen years and in partnership with media giants and other stakeholders on the continent, the AMA Awards has kept to its mantra and rewarded the Spirit of Excellence in Africans, both at home and abroad.

In continuation of this extremely laudable mandate, and in order to further entrench, promote and streamline its perception, the organizers of the AMA Awards have decided to consolidate on the gains thus far made by the AMAA brand by creating a guide for all the other stakeholders and brands that will be interacting with the creative and visual identity of the AMA Awards, even as Nominations and Calls for Entries open for the 15th edition of the AMA Awards, billed to hold in Nigeria, West Africa, in 2019.

Going forward, all individuals, companies, brands, media houses, designers, creators and creatives, etc., who wish to interact with the AMAA Visual Identity must follow a set of guidelines; anyone utilizing the AMAA identity (logos, fonts, color combinations, etc.,) in the creation of designs, banners, posters, video montages, and all other forms of visuals/creative, must stick to the prescribed directives as listed on the AMAA website; this is in order to ensure harmony, coordination, and also that the AMAA brand may be protected and secured.

Also, entries have officially opened for movies made in the space of time under review (November 2017 to December 2018) that will be in consideration for the AMA Awards in at least one of the twenty six (26) various categories available for consideration at the 15th edition of the AMA Awards. Entries can be made online here at www.bit.ly/AMAA2019 and are open from the 21st October 2018, and will close finally on the 26th January, 2019. Filmmakers, enthusiasts, stakeholders etc., who would like for their movies to be considered by the esteemed AMAA Academy for the 2019 AMA Awards so they can join the elite and prestigious group of AMAA awardees are encouraged to enter said movies using the link above.

As in previous years, the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2019, billed to hold in Nigeria, promises to be interesting and engrossing, as it celebrates excellence on the African Movie scene in the time under review. Updates will be provided via the AMAA social media platforms, as well as through other accredited media partners, agencies and outlets.