At the recently wrapped Discop Africa TV content market, which took place in Johannesburg from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, it was impossible to miss the bright red pavilion sponsored by the Chinese…
Africa's only event dedicated to smallscreen content unfolds at a time of immense change
With its bistros, boutique hotels and soft Mediterranean palette, this city at the southern tip of Africa often reminds visitors more of Europe than the continent to which it seems grudgingly…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
JOHANNESBURG -- Darrell Roodt's "Little One" is South Africa's choice for a nomination in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- Algeria has selected Said Ould-Khelifa's "Zabana!" in the race for a nomination in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- Tosh Gitonga's "Nairobi Half Life" is Kenya's selection in the race for a nom in the Oscar foreign-language film category.
JOHANNESBURG -- A gritty new drama from Ivory Coast will be having its world premiere in Toronto, but the pic's first-time helmer won't be on hand to witness it.
KANO, NIGERIA -- Long before the Islamic insurgency brought a wave of violence to northern Nigeria, filmmakers in the country's growing Hausa-language industry were taking up their own battle against…
DURBAN -- Tom Tykwer's ambitious, $100 million epic "Cloud Atlas," which he's co-directing with the Wachowski siblings, is expected to make a splash with its October release. But the German helmer…
Despite producing such auteurs as Ousmane Sembene, Souleymane Cisse and Djibril Diop Mambety, the slow growth of film in sub-Saharan Africa is largely a story of unrealized potential.
As South Africa's leading film fest wrapped its 33rd edition, local bizzers were looking ahead with cautious optimism as the young industry continues to find its feet.