Tag: African cinema

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Realized by the Togolese film-maker Steven AF, the TV series "Ton pied mon pied" (Tied up together) will be broadcast for the first time on the Togolese National Television (TVT) on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015. The production that has gathered the stars of the Ivorian and the Togolese cinema (Nastou TRAORE and Ntsulé Komi alias Gogoligo to mention th ...
The Nigerian movies will be in the spotlight from 4th to 7th June 2015 in Paris during the Nollywood Week festival. According to Serge Noukoué promoter of the festival, the initiative aims at making the Nigerian cinema industry better known in France.   The event will also allow the professionals of the Nigerian cinema (directors, ac ...
The director Abderrahman Sissako, chair of the jury of the Ciné Fondation in the Cannes film festival 2015 revealed on Friday the names of the prize-winners.   The author of the famous movie "Timbuktu" and his jury awarded the first prize to the director Ignacio Juricic Merillan from Chile, author of the movie "LOCAS PERDIDAS". The s ...
The "Short films Meetings" competition considered by its promoters as an expression platform showing the dynamism of the Madagascan young generation film-makers came to an end on Saturday, 25th April in Madagascar. The competition opened to amateurs and professionals got the coronation of the young director, Ketaka Razafimisa posthumously rewar ...
"Warda", the life passion by the Tunisian director, Mahmoud Jemni, has just won the Grand Prix of the Nile for the best short film during the African Film Festival of Luxor. The prize consists of a sample of the mask of Toutânkhamon and a bonus of 2000 dollars. Thirty seven (37) African countries participated in the festival. Three Tunisi ...
In some regions of Africa, albinos are badly considered, victim of any kind discrimination and violence. In Tanzania, they are attacked, kidnapped and killed for rites. In Ivory Coast, albinos declare to be still stigmatized in spite of a "slight improvement" since a few years. In front of this sad situation, campaigns are multiplied o ...
The 7th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival of Agadir (FIDADOC) planned from 4th to 9th May, "gives the floor to the peoples, Palestinian and Egyptian mainly" under the sign of transmission between generations, announced a communiqué received last Wednesday at APS. The movies signed by young film-makers "will help better k ...
Colette Braeckman and Thierry Michel, journalists and directors of Belgian nationality have immortalized the works by the Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege, through the documentary "L’homme qui répare les femmes – la colère d’Hippocrate" (The man who repairs women - the anger of Hippocrates). The movie traces back the career path of the doctor ...
The news is released by the Journal de Brazza. Women film-makers of Central Africa make an appointment from 13th to 17th June of this year in the Cameroonian capital for a writing session. The meeting will allow project leaders, trainers, producers and diffusers present in Yaoundé sharing their film experiences. This session will be organ ...
"We are going to offer you a captivating and emotional cocktail with new developments and suspense! Keep connected", these words are from Aurelie Eliam (Lieutenant Cynthia), announcing on her Facebook page, the very next broadcasting of the second season of the Ivorian successful series, BROUTEURS.COM. Cybercriminals and corrupt policemen hu ...
The Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been staying since some few days in Africa. The Hollywood star will play in the movie "The Last King of Scotland" that will be shot in Uganda. The movie by the Indian director, Mira Nair, tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, a shanty girl that has become an ace of chess game. The Kenyan actress will play t ...
The first call for the financing project of audiovisual and film works launched in September 2014 by the Support for Cinematographic and Audiovisual Industry Foundation (FOSICA) bear fruit. The jury has just settled on the documentary-fiction project entitled "OKUTA" proposed by Aymar Ayéman ESSE. The latter will benefit from a financial sup ...
The fourth edition of the Luxor International Film Festival (Egypt) started on 16th March 2015 and came to an end last Saturday in the Egyptian city with the consecration of several African movies realized by African film-makers on the continent. The movie "Timbuktu" by the Mauritanian director, Abderrahman Sissako, was planned at the openin ...
The successful documentary "A Single Word" by the sisters Mariama and Khady Sylla, represents Senegal one more time at the international level. The movie is in official competition at the Luxor International Film Festival (Egypt) held from 16th to 21st March 2014. "A Single Word" is also expected at the African Film Festival of Córdoba (Spai ...
The actor and director of Niger, Moustaphane Alassane is no more. One of the pioneers of the cinema of Niger, died on 17th March 2015 early in the evening at the Yalgado hospital of Ouagadougou at the age of 73 years. Before making a career in the cinema, he was a mechanic. He will be interested in the cinema thanks to Jean Rouch who propose ...
Discreet, less talkative, Selifa Boukari Mcgreevy, the producer of the movie "Sherifa" by the Togolese director, Steven Af, confided from her heart in the editorial staff of the Pan-African site, African Top Success. The Togolese lady, who is at the same time producer and author of the script, evokes the reasons that urged her to stage these da ...
After a first successful edition, the steering committee of the Emergence film festival announces the colors of the second edition that will be held from 1st to 5th December 2015 in the Togolese capital. Movie projections, workshops and conferences will fill this young African film-makers meeting. "About ten fiction short films and documenta ...
The Ivorian actress, Nastou TRAORE, in the cult series "Ma Famille" is the main actress of the new film production "Ton pied mon pied" (Tied up together) that will be released on 13th March 2015 in Lomé. Directed by the Togolese film-maker, Steven Af, the television series funnily evokes the culture shock between an African lady and her Europea ...
The Police Inspector, Malika, in the Burkinabe television series "Super Flics", Maïmouna N'Diaye was crowned best actress at Fespaco 2015. Last Saturday in Ouagadougou, the main actress of the movie "L’œil du cyclone" (The eye of the cyclone) dedicated her prize to all women worldwide within the framework of the International Women's Day, co ...
  The success of "Timbuktu", the movie by the Mauritanian director, Abderrahman Sissako, did not impress the Jury of the 24th Fespaco that ended on Saturday, 7th March 2014 in the Burkinabe capital town. The movie that scraped seven (7) over eight (8) Oscar in Paris a few days ago, was almost unnoticed at the greatest meeting of the ...
End of the suspense at the 24th Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The Moroccan movie "Fièvre" by Hicham Ayouch won the Gold standard in front of "Fadhma N'Soumer" by the Algerian, Belkacem Hadjadj (Silver). "L’Œil du cyclone" by the Burkinabe, Sékou Traoré, won the "Sembène Ousmane" prize of the Ecobank Fou ...
The International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), taking part in the 24th FESPACO, is committed to support the broadcasting professionals of the South French-speaking countries in the production and the valuation of their works through its digital major project, reported APA from the managing staff of the organization including countrie ...
Creator and major development actress, women will be in the spotlight on 8th March of this year on the occasion of the International Woman's Day (IWD). Outside the 24th edition of the Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) intends to pay tribute to the fair ...
The 24th edition of the Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the very first after the revolution that chased away the former president, Blaise Comaporé, opened its doors on Saturday, 28th February 2015 in the Sports center of Ouaga 2000. Contrary to openings marked by long speeches and shows by famous names of Af ...
The very first edition of the LotreCinéma called the International TV series Festival will be held from 14th to 19th April of this year in Cameroon. Created by the Culture Show Association (ACS), the festival aims at promoting the African series. Among others, it would specifically be a matter of putting forward TV series, especially Afri ...
The 24th edition of the FESPACO opens on Friday, 27th February and this until the next 8th March. And for the very first time in the history of this great meeting that gathers thousands of festival-goers from the world, the organizers initiate a special prize called "Thomas Sankara Prize". Created by the African Directors and Producers Guild ...
They are always present in the minds because having marked with an original print the African cinema that competes with the West productions today. We hint at all these directors, editors, engineers of sound, scriptwriters, technicians, comedians and choreographers, who are no more in this world. During the 24th edition of the Pan-African of ...
As we reported it earlier, the Mauritanian director, Abderrahman Sissako, has marked the history of the African and world cinema by taking winning seven over eight Oscars involved this year. The coronation of the film-maker is saluted by the new secretary general of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), Jean Michaelle. ...
Africa was in the spotlight in the last edition of the Cesar. Last Friday in, Paris the Mauritanian, Abderrahman Sissako, won seven over eight Oscars in competition. This coronation of the movie "Timbuktu" is the first of this kind for the African cinema. As a reminder, the movie by the Mauritanian director draws back the recent past of the ...
The actor-comedian, Eugène Bayala alias Agent Oyou, is not satisfied at all with his financial treatment in his quality of key actor and even the funniest of "Commissionership de Tampy" (Tampy police station), a Burkinabe police TV film that continues making the happiness of thousands of household of the West African sub-region. The love-str ...
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