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.

20 June 2017

Urban Films Festival 2017 – Kampala: Call for Films | Appel à films

Urban Films Festival 2017 – Kampala: Call for Films | Appel à films

The call for films is open

The French Alliance of Kampala (Uganda) and RStyles are organising the African qualifications of the 2017 Urban Films Festival, supported by Mission Cinéma and under the patronage of Jamel Debbouze.

The objective is to gather “Urbans Culture" short films " from across the continent.

The qualifying ceremony will be held on 25 August in Kampala, as part of a hip hop festival. The winner wins a stay in Paris from 6 to 8 October to present her/his film during the final competition.


L'appel à films est lancé !

L’Alliance française de Kampala (Ouganda) et RStyles organisent les qualifications Afrique de l’Urban Films Festival 2017, soutenu par la Mission Cinéma et sous le patronage de Jamel Debbouze.

L’enjeu est de collecter des courts-métrages « Cultures Urbaines » à travers le continent.

La cérémonie de qualifications se tiendra le 25 août à Kampala, dans le cadre d’un festival de hip hop. Le lauréat gagne un séjour à Paris du 6 au 8 octobre pour présenter son film pendant la compétition finale.


16 June 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog : Updates | Actualités 16-06-2017 News around the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet

African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
16 – 06 – 2017

News around the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet

Content | Contenu :

Janaína Oliveira: Mossane de Safi Faye
Lucie Memba Bos
Judy Kibinge
Aïssa Maïga
Kaouther ben Hania


Janaína Oliveira: Mossane de Safi Faye
Sexta-feira tem projeção de "Mossane" (1996), primeiro e único longa metragem de ficção Safi Faye, primeira cineasta africana. Após a sessão tem conversa com Janaína Oliveira (FICINE). 16-06-2017. Facebook FINCINE

Lucie Memba Bos
Une image à la hauteur de son talent. 13-06-2017. Le film camerounais.

Judy Kibinge
“Las mujeres en el cine son un vehículo para mandar un mensaje”. . Maria Colom. 13-06-2017. Wiriko.
Aïssa Maïga
Comédienne, Ambassadrice Slice Up. 13-06-2017. Facebook Sliceup Media

Kaouther ben Hania
La Belle et la meute, de Kaouther ben Hania. Lorsque Myriam demande quelque chose pour se couvrir. Hassouna Mansouri. 09-06-2017. Africine.org.

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Tope Oshin
Evol teaser. 27 02 2017. YouTube.
Two strangers explore the impossible complexities of a possible relationship, AFTER having sex the very first day they meet. They decide to go away to a beach resort to find out if they could be more, things start looking rosy, until all hell let’s loose.



 


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15 June 2017

Chicken and Egg: Accepting Applications for 2018 Accelerator Lab for first- and second-time women filmmakers

Chicken and Egg: Accepting Applications for 2018 Accelerator Lab for first- and second-time women filmmakers


The Accelerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting women nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary. This program brings together ten projects helmed by first- or second-time directors, with a special focus on underrepresented voices.

09 June 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog: Updates | Actualités - 09 June | juin 2017 - News on the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet


African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
09 – June | juin – 2017

News around the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet 


Content | Contenu :

Michelle Mboya
Jihan El-Tahri
Rungano Nyoni
Iman Kamel




Michelle Mboya
Telling Untold Stories. 5 June 2017 by Natalie Makovora. Directed by Women.

Jihan El-Tahri
« Réfléchir de nouveau à notre identité collective africaine ».  2 juin 2017. Le grenier de Kabili.

Rungano Nyoni 
The Film About Feminism and Witchcraft That You Need to See. Douglas Greenwood. Another Mag.
Iman Kamel
Egyptian director Iman Kamel wins Iconic Women Award. May 2017. Ahram Online. 


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08 June 2017

Cannes 2017: Rungano Nyoni's "I Am Not a Witch", a review by Olivier Barlet (Africultures)

Maggie Mulubwa, in I Am Not a Witch, by Rungano Nyoni
Cannes 2017:  Rungano Nyoni's "I Am Not a Witch", a review by Olivier Barlet (Africultures)

This section about the film, I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni is part of the longer critique: “Cannes 2017: le regard, encore” by Olivier Barlet in Africultures. Translation from French by Beti Ellerson. (An African Women in Cinema Blog/Africultures collaboration). Image: Africultures

I Am Not a Witch is directed by a woman. Rungano Nyoni, who was born in Zambia and grew up in Wales, is known for her multi-awarded short films: The List, Mwansa the Great, and Listen. Shot in the vicinity of Lusaka, I Am Not a Witch is a witty jewel with an unbiased perspective, in which the nine-year-old Maggie Mulubwa imposes herself, her gaze not to be forgotten. Based on the observation that it is almost always women who are accused of sorcery and that the phenomenon is found in different places in Africa, Rungano Nyoni spent a month in Ghana in a two-hundred-year-old "witch camp". This experience allowed her to observe the organisation and patterns as well as the conditions in which the women worked and to visualise the scenario of the film, which she developed at the Cinéfondation du Festival de Cannes in 2013 and then in 2014 at the Moulin d'Ande.

It begins with tourists on a bus who, in the winter of the Four Seasons of Vivaldi, go to see, as in a zoo, a community of witches—made-up and even ludicrously menacing. Hence, the film will tell us about prejudices and in so doing is not afraid to diverge. The witches all have a white ribbon attached to their backs preventing them from flying away, as this is the manner in which they could kill people. Cutting these ribbons would transform them into goats. In the village, the nine-year-old Shula is regarded as a witch, such that she is ultimately incorporated into this community. 

She stands out from the rest by the acuity of her judgment in naming those guilty of theft, to the extent that the chief commissioner designates her as assistant. So off we go through a series of fantastical scenes, extremely funny and absolutely allegorical, since throughout the film, it is the condition of women that is evoked: these witches exploited and uneducated, are prodded to buy wigs; they gulp down gin during an inspection by a government representative, the extravagant televisual trickery drives the commissioner's wife to renounce her identity. All of this is based on ancestral beliefs: one summons to make it rain, one skins a chicken, etc. Emancipation strategies are outlined, as in the tale that Shula relates where the ruse inverts the exploitative relationship, and of course, in the finale of this flamboyant film.

[Français]
Je ne suis pas une sorcière est réalisé par une femme, née en Zambie et qui a grandi au Pays de Galles : Rungano Nyoni – connue pour ses courts métrages multiprimés : The List, Mwansa the Great, Listen. C’est un bijou d’humour et de regard distancié, tourné dans les environs de Lusaka, et dominé par une petite fille de neuf ans, Maggie Mulubwa, dont on n’est pas prêt d’oublier le regard. Parti de la constatation que ce sont toujours les femmes qui sont accusées de sorcellerie et que le phénomène se retrouve en différents points d’Afrique, Rungano Nyoni a passé un mois au Ghana dans un “camp de sorcières” vieux de deux cents ans. Cela lui a permis d’en observer l’organisation et les rythmes, ainsi que les conditions de travail des femmes, et d’envisager l’écriture de ce film qu’elle consolida en 2013 à la Cinéfondation du festival de Cannes puis en 2014 au Moulin d’Ande. POUR LIRE L’INTEGRALITE : http://africultures.com/cannes-2017-regard-14113/

02 June 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog: Updates | Actualités - 02 June | juin 2017 - News on the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet

African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
02 – June | juin 2017

News around the Internet | Les infos autour de l’Internet 

Content | Contenu :

Kadhy Touré
Tope Oshin
Samantha Biffot
Claire Diao
Rungano Nyoni
Kaouther Ben Hania
La Parole des femmes
Ng’endo Mukii


Kadhy Touré
Le cinéma comme business. Entretien de Claude Forest avec Kadhy Touré. 30 mai 2017. Africultures

Tope Oshin
topeoshinfilm. Caught in a moment. 31 May 2017. Instagram.

Wendy Bashi
Chronique congolaise: le 19 décembre filmé à travers les prouesses digitales d’Actualité.cd. Joshua Massarenti. 30 mai 2017. Infos Grands Lacs

Samantha Biffot
Samantha Biffot représentera le Gabon aux Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017. 30 mai 2017. Gabon Celebrities. 

Claire Diao
Avec “double vague”, Claire Diao met en lumière les cinéastes issus des quartiers. Faustine Kopiejwski. 29 mai 2017. Cheek Magazine.

"J'interroge notre apport au cinéma...". O. Hind. 28 mai 2017. Lexpressiondz.com.

Rungano Nyoni
I Am Not a Witch director Rungano Nyoni: ‘The chief Whatsapped his people to find our star’. Ellen E. Jones. 25 May. 2017. TheGuardian.

Kaouther Ben Hania
La Belle et la meute (Aala kaf ifrit), de Kaouther Ben Hania. Olivier Barlet. 23 mai 2017. Africultures.

La Parole des femmes
PCMMO 2017 : la parole des femmes. Panorama des cinemas du Maghreb et du moyen-orient. Olivier Barlet.  26 avril 2017. Africultures

Ng’endo Mukii
“I am here to speak”: spotlight on Ng’endo Mukii. Rachel Goldberg .3 April 2017. Vimeo Blog.


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