I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Mining The Goldmine In The African Creative Space – Africa Film Academy To Host Cinema Business Roundtable Online
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of the Africa Cinema Business Roundtable 2020 Series have announced that this year’s sessions will be held online.
Global economies have seen huge changes this 1st quarter of 2020 , Industries, businesses are having to change very rapidly. This also applies to the creative and cultural sector of Africa. It is not business as usual for creative projects, experiences, and financing.
“We must not underestimate the premium value of the creative and cultural sector in building local economies. The ‘Creative industries will help Africa ‘leapfrog’ into emerging high-growth global economies” (UN Report on the Creative Economy, 2008, 2013);
Africa Film Academy will be hosting an online session of its Africa Cinema Business Roundtable and the exploration theme for 2020 is Mining the Goldmine of the African Creative space.
The Africa Film Academy – AFA was established as an initiative of the Osigwe Aniyam-Osigwe Foundation. Founded in 1999 to Honour the new African sage philosopher Chief Emmanuel Onyechere Aniyam-Osigwe, the non-profit organization, was set up by the Foundation as the vehicle to enhance creative energy of Africa’s growing youth population.
AFA uses the medium of filmmaking as a tool for community development to train aspiring artists in all aspects of filmmaking – acting, writing, directing and producing motion pictures all across Africa and as an annual celebration of the brightest and the best in African movies, the AFA hosts the AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (AMAA) which is the biggest gathering of movie makers across Africa and the Diaspora.
“Our goal is to come up with blueprints for 2020 and beyond through our roadmap of thematics and expert facilitators.
Our first session in the series is titled Banks And The Cultural And Creative Industries Sectors: A New Opportunity?
Financing creative projects and access to funding has been a long standing challenge for both bankers and creatives. This is due to a lack of understanding of both sectors by both sectors. Bridging this gap to chart a way forward is what this session will focus on.”
(Peace Anyiam Osigwe MFR)
The session will be facilitated by Mr Philippe Kern the founder of KEA , a company that specialises in the European Commission, the European Investment Fund and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
The session will hold online on the 29th of April 2020 at 3pm (WAT).
Kindly register at www.africafilmacademy.com
Spaces are limited.