South-African director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer wins ARTE International Prize at Cannes Festival

SOUTH-AFRICAN DIRECTOR SIBS SHONGWE-LA MER WINS ARTE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AT CANNES FESTIVAL As part of the Cinéfondation Workshop, of 2018 Cannes Festival, the €6,000 ARTE International Prize was awarded on Wednesday 16 May to the feature film project The Color of the Skull by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer co-produced by Farès Ladjimi (Mille et Une Productions, [...]

By | mai 18th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

Encounters Documentary Film Festival 20th edition to present French films

ENCOUNTERS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 WILL PRESENT FRENCH FILMS FOR ITS 20TH EDITION The Encounters Documentary Film Festival is back for its 20th edition. The festival will be running in Cape Town and Johannesburg from May, 31st to June, 10th to offer the best of featured- and short-documentary films from Africa and from the world. [...]

By | mai 16th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

Digital Lab Africa presence at IOMMa – Indian Ocean Music Market, Reunion Island

DIGITAL LAB AFRICA WILL BE AT IOMMA – INDIAN OCEAN MUSIC MARKET, REUNION ISLAND The 7th Indian Ocean Music Market (IOMMa) will take place from May 28th to 31st 2018 in Reunion Island. After 6 successful editions, IOMMa strengthens its position as the first music industry platform in the Indian Ocean area. This market favors exchanges, [...]

By | mai 16th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

Realness Screenwriter’s Residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film Festival

REALNESS SCREENWRITER’S RESIDENCY 2018 PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, FRANCE   Realness is a pioneering residency initiative conceived by Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw of Urucu Media that affords a new generation of filmmakers the opportunity to cultivate their talent as authentic voices in African cinema. Since its inception, Realness has nurtured 5 African auteurs [...]

By | mai 16th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

Annecy goes big for Africa in 2018

ANNECY GOES BIG FOR AFRICA IN 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and its Market, MIFA- the world’s top reference for animation films and industry, returns to Africa to scout for the best talents for Animation du Monde 2019. Expanded Footprint 2018 sees Annecy/MIFA, African Animation Network (AAN) and DISCOP Markets continue their partnership but, with an expanded footprint through [...]

By | mai 11th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

Discover the 10 winners of Digital Lab Africa #2

DISCOVER THE 10 WINNERS OF DIGITAL LAB AFRICA #2! After viewing all the “video pitch” on and interviewing the 30 finalists, the selection committees members have selected the 10 winning projects of DLA’ second edition! Among more than 730 applications, 10 applicants (5 women & 5 men) from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia [...]

By | mai 8th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

South African twist at upcoming edition of Cannes Film Festival & Market

SOUTH AFRICAN TWIST AT UPCOMING EDITION OF CANNES FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET, FRANCE From May, 8th to 18th, 2018, South African cinema industry will be well represented at the Cannes Film Festival & Market (France), with the selection of RAFIKI and DIE STROPERS in « Un Certain Regard » selection ; THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS  [...]

By | mai 4th, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

DLA#1 VR winners selected for the 2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab

DLA#1 VR winners selected for the 2018 Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Sundance Institute has announced the six projects selected for the annual New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology. The New Frontier Story Lab is a week-long immersive experience that empowers [...]

By | mai 2nd, 2018|home, NEWS, Virtual Reality|0 Comments

Call for entries: PRODUIRE AU SUD Nantes Workshop 2018

Call for entries: PRODUIRE AU SUD Nantes Workshop 2018 Submit your film project! The call for entries for the Produire au Sud Nantes workshop 2018 is now open. It is dedicated to young professionals from the 3 Continents (Africa, Latin America, Asia). Producers and directors are invited to submit their fiction film project in the development from now [...]

By | mai 2nd, 2018|home, NEWS|0 Comments

30 Sub-Saharan African projects selected to compete at Digital Lab Africa Online Pitch Competition

30 Sub-Saharan African projects selected to compete at Digital Lab Africa Online Pitch Competition The Digital Lab Africa call for projects #2 closed with 730 entries from over 30 Sub-Saharan African countries. This overwhelming response confirms the importance and relevance of this program in supporting emerging talent (+200 applications compared to the first edition)! Digital [...]

By | avril 12th, 2018|home|0 Comments