CTIFMF invites top African film festival directors
Guided by its core vision of transforming the African film industry through the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFMF) will be incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond.
Core programmes will focus on supporting filmmakers in specific areas, including hosting a gathering of the Emerging Talent Labs from across Africa. The aim of this is to foster the launch of an African Film Institute, a partnership between Ouaga Film Lab (West), Maisha Film Lab (East), Carthage Pro (North) and Realness & Electric South (South), that will have a sizable footprint, real credibility, and extensive access to talent in all corners of the continent.
To embody the spirit of collaboration, the CTIFMF is inviting the festival directors of some of Africa’s top film festivals to join together in a day of discussions, practical networking among filmmakers, and a sharing of award-winning films. This collaborative effort strives to enhance connectivity between South Africa and its African counterparts, to unlock co-production opportunities, identify synergies and provide traction to projects in the making.
This year, the CTIFMF will celebrate local content from South Africa and Africa in public spaces through a series of public screenings that will be presented at the V&A Waterfront’s amphitheatre and beyond. Red carpet premieres and a host of related public events will ensure that the African narrative is celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the CTIFMF.
Go to www.filmfest.capetown for updates. The festival takes place 9–19 October 2018 at the V&A Waterfront, as well as sites across Cape Town.
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