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.
DURBAN, South Africa -- Austrian helmer Michael Haneke's "Amour" took home top honors for film at the 33rd Durban Film Festival on Sunday.
CREEK TOWN, NIGERIA -- Six days into shooting the film adaptation of "Half of a Yellow Sun," the bestselling novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, cast and crew in this small tropical…
LAGOS -- "I'm not a TV person," says Mo Abudu, the talkshow sensation often referred to as "Africa's Oprah."
DURBAN, South Africa -- The third Durban FilmMart wrapped with a host of awards lending financial support to documentary and feature projects in Africa.
DURBAN, South Africa -- The province of KwaZulu-Natal has launched a film commission that is expected to boost South Africa's rapidly growing film industry.
South Africa has long long been a magnet for foreign productions, but the recent B.O. success of Universal's "Safe House," filmed with Cape Town-based Moonlighting Films, and Fox's "Chronicle," shot…