UK distributor of black films Talking Drum Entertainment have secured the rights to Confusion Na Wa the Crime drama and best picture winner at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) directed by Kenneth Gyang, starring Ramsey Nouah, Ali Nuhu and Hoodrush the musical thriller starring Bimbo Akintola, OC Ukej
The harrowing drama 12 Years A Slave won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honours on Sunday, cementing its status as favourite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller Gravity that claimed the biggest trophy haul.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites filmmakers who will be participating at and are attending the 65th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance. The Film Festival will take place from 14th until 25th of May 2014 in Cannes, France.
There is a huge global market for black films with 44m African Americans plus another 40m mixed and multi-race in the USA, a billion Africans in Africa and 5 million black people in the UK, the numbers have always been there, now we are beginning to turn those numbers into one of the fastest growing segmen
After years of American film companies investing in Russian films, two Russian producers have for the first time financed the production of a large American production.
How hard is it to get a first feature into cinemas? Two first-time British directors reveal how they did it, and offer advice to those who might follow in their footsteps. "I'd always wanted to make a film," says writer-director Peter Stylianou.
Financing film projects in the UK are increasingly challenging as the struggle to turn a profit becomes harder, according to funding experts. Speaking at the Screen Film Summit at the BFI Southbank, Ingenious Investments director Nik Bower pointed to profitability statistics highlighted by the BFI.
Both Bulgaria and South Africa are luring a rising number of Hollywood producers and directors keen to shoot in the counties.
The UK's biggest four African film festivals are uniting to share features and filmmakers in a bid to bring a greater variety of contemporary African cinema to a broader UK audience. By Michael Rosser