New Initiative Aims to Bolster Africa’s Documentary Film Community — Exclusive

A new effort is underway to build an authentic documentary film culture on the African continent, with the long-term objective of strengthening African presence in the documentary marketplace. The newly launched DOC-A — also known as Documentary Africa — has been spearheaded by Comorian Executive Director Mohamed Saïd Ouma, an active member of FEPACI (the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers)

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How Can Filmmakers from Countries Without a Strong Movie Industry Break Into Cannes?

Editor’s note: Like many emerging international filmmakers, Beza Hailu Lemma dreams of premiering a film at the Cannes Film Festival. After his $500 short, “Ballad of the Spirits” was lauded on the festival circuit, calling attention to Lemma’s talent, he started plotting his first feature, “The Last Tears of a Deceased.” While the odds of getting to Cannes are long

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