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.
LAGOS -- "I'm not a TV person," says Mo Abudu, the talkshow sensation often referred to as "Africa's Oprah."
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…
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.
As production booms, fest pics mirror emerging continent's diversity
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…
South Africa's established locations industry got a big lift from the success of Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" in 2009. The film, per Michael Murphey of Kalahari Pictures, which co-produced it, was…
He might be the hottest thing in Nigerian cinema right now, but Kunle Afolayan was disgruntled on a recent afternoon at the offices of his production company, Golden Effects.