The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

24 March 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog-Updates|Actualités: 24-03-2017

African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
24 - 03 – 2017


Content | Contenu :

Kaouther Ben Hania
Jihan El-Tahri
Iman Kamel
Kis Keya
Judy Kibinge



Kaouther Ben Hania (Pressreader.com, Lebanon)
A migration tale detox from Tunis. Kaouther Ben Hania’s upbeat “Zaineb Hates the Snow” defies the media narrative. Review by Jim Quilty.

Jihan El-Tahri (irepfilmfestival.com)
#iREP2017 Film Review: Egypt’s Modern Pharoahs
In Conversation with Jihan El-Tahri – Tunde Onikoyi IREP Media Team 

Iman Kamel (Filmmaker, Writer and Cultural Strategist)
"From Cultural Diplomacy to Cultoral Ecoplomacy: Performing Resilience In Times Of Socio-Political Upheaval"
The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2017
“Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music "


Kis Keya (YouTube - Bel'Afrika TV BAM-TV Kodjo Degbey
KIS KEYA présente son film " Deux filles "


Judy Kibinge (YouTube SmartMonkeyTV)
Judy Kibinge, Docubox talks about: being the region's first documentary film fund; opening a mini-hub for film-makers; and three interesting documentaries Docubox funded.



23 March 2017

Luxor African Film Festival 2017 - AWARDS | PALMARÈS

Luxor African Film Festival 2017

FEATURE FICTION

The Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen)

Best Artistic Achievement (Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen
Hedi by/de Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia | Tunisie)

Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen)
Kalushi by/de Mandlankayise Walter Dube (South Africa | Afrique du Sud) 

- Best Artistic Achievement (Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen
-Audience Prize
Our Preacher by/de Magdy Ahmed Aly (Egypt | Egypte) 

LONG DOCUMENTARY

Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen)

Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen)
Little Eagles by/de Mohamed Rashad (Egypt | Egypte) 

Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen)
White Potion by/de Ashraf (Ash) Mswaki (Tanzania | Tanzanie) 

SHORT FILM

Best Artistic Achievement for Short Film
Kindil Al-Bahr by/de Damien Ounouri (Algeria | Algérie) 

Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen

-Radwan El- Kashef Prize for Best Film Reflecting African Issues
-Special Mention
The Builders by/de Naji Ismail (Egypt | Egypte) 

Jury Prize for Short Film
We Are Just Fine Like This | On est bien comme ça by/de Mehdi M. Barsaoui (Tunisia | Tunisie) 

FREEDOM FILM

El Hosseiny Abou Deif Prize for Best Freedom Film
Mali Blues by/de Lutz Gregor (Germany | Allemagne)

Certificate of Merit


FEATURE FICTION

The Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen)

Enkopa by/de Abraham Demissie 

Hayat by/de Raouf Sebbahi (Morocco | Maroc)

Best Artistic Achievement (Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen
Hedi by/de Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia | Tunisie)

Her Broken Shadow by/de Dilman Dila (Uganda | Ouganda)

Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen)
Kalushi by/de Mandlankayise Walter Dube (South Africa | Afrique du Sud) 

Looking for Lost Power | À la recherche du pouvoir perdu by/de Mohamed Ahed Bensouda (Morocco | Maroc)

Naked Reality by/de Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon | Cameroun)

- Best Artistic Achievement (Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen
-Audience Prize
Our Preacher by/de Magdy Ahmed Aly (Egypt | Egypte) 

Thala My Love | Thala mon amour by/de Mehdi Hmili (Tunisia | Tunisie)

Zin’naariya ! | The Wedding Ring | L’Alliance d’or (2016) by/de Rahmatou Keita (Niger)


LONG DOCUMENTARY

Action Kommandant (2016) by/de Nadine Angel Cloete (South Africa)

Anger in the Wind | La Colère dans le vent (2016) by/de Amina Weira (Niger)

Atlal by/de Djamel Kerkar (Algeria | Algérie)

Black Lives Matter by/de Joseph Oesi (South Africa | Afrique du Sud)

Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen)

Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen)
Little Eagles by/de Mohamed Rashad (Egypt | Egypte) 

Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen)
White Potion by/de Ashraf (Ash) Mswaki (Tanzania | Tanzanie) 

Weldek Rajel | Your Son Is a Man | Ton fils est un homme by/de Heifel Ben Youssef (Tunisia | Tunisie)

Zaineb Hates the Snow (2016) by/de Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia | Tunisie)


SHORT FILMS

A Place for Myself by/de Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo (Rwanda) 

Agora by/de Abdallah Yahya (Tunisia | Tunisie)

Behind the Wall | Derrière le mur (2016) by/de Karima Zoubir (Morocco | Maroc)

Bloody Throne by/de Khabane Moses Khongoan (Lesotho)

Breath (2016) by/de Sally Abobasha (Egypt)

The Fruitless Tree | L’arbre sans fruit by/de Aicha Macky (Niger)

Habiba (2016) by/de Sena Calmine Agbofoun (Benin)

Honey and Old Cheese | Miel et vieux fromage by/de Yassine El-Idrissi (Morocco | Maroc)

Kaleidoscope by/de Martin Githinji (Kenya)

Best Artistic Achievement for Short Film
Kindil Al-Bahr by/de Damien Ounouri (Algeria | Algérie) 

La Boxeuse (2016) by/de Iman Djionne (Senegal)

Last Tape by/de Hany Samy (Egypt | Egypte)

Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen

Long Live the Dead | Longue vie aux morts by/de Maminihaina Rakotonirina (Madagascar)

Marabout by/de Alassane Sy (Senegal)

Maux d'Elles (2016) by/de Firoza Zahir Houssen (Madagascar)

My Window by/de Bahaa El-Gamal (Egypt | Egypte)

Nyerkuk by/de Mohamed Kordofani (Sudan)

One Week and Two Days (2016) by/de Marwa Zein (Sudan)

Pater Noster by/de Barth Lambert Oubda (Burkina Faso)

-Radwan El- Kashef Prize for Best Film Reflecting African Issues
-Special Mention
The Builders by/de Naji Ismail (Egypt | Egypte) 

The First Box (2016) by/de Mai Mustafa Ekhou (Mauritania | Mauritanie)

The Secret of Happiness by/de Mutiganda Wa Nkunda (Rwanda)

Voyage of Kelthoum | Le voyage de Keltoum by/de Anis Djaad (Algeria | Algérie)

Walls | Les murs by/de Narcisse Wandji (Cameroon | Cameroun)

Jury Prize for Short Film
We Are Just Fine Like This | On est bien comme ça by/de Mehdi M. Barsaoui (Tunisia | Tunisie) 

Z-Lan by/de Boris Oué (Côte d’Ivoire)


FREEDOM FILMS

Alison (2015) by/d’Uga Carlini (South Africa | Afrique du Sud)

Cahier African (2016) by/de Heidi Specogna (Switzerland | Suisse)

El Hosseiny Abou Deif Prize for Best Freedom Film
Mali Blues by/de Lutz Gregor (Germany | Allemagne)

Nasser's Republic by/de Michal Goldman (USA)

Certificate of Merit

Tahqiq Fel Djenna by/de Merzak Allouache (Algeria | Algérie)

The Heirs of the Hill | Les héritiers de la colline by/de Ousmane Samassekou (Mali)

The Nurse (2016) by/de Dilek Colak (Turkey | Turquie)

The Revolution Won't Be Televised (2016) by/de Rama Thiaw (Senegal)


Those Who Jump by/de Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé (Denmark)

10th Talents Durban Call for Submissions - 2017

10th Talents Durban
Call for Submissions - 2017

Published: 8 March 2017

DEADLINE: 5 May 2017

The 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, with support from Berlinale Talents, announce the opening of applications for the 10th Talents Durban taking place 14-18 July under the theme “Perspectives; Seeing Things Differently”.

This year, Talents Durban opens submissions to African writers and directors with fiction, documentary and hybrid projects in development. Talents Durban will again welcome projects of all media formats such as film, television series, web series and content for mobile platforms.


For more information contact:

Lungile Ngubelanga
(+27) 31- 260 3586

Ouaga Film Lab 2017 : Call for Entries | Appel à projets

Ouaga Film Lab 2017 :
Call for Entries | Appel à projets

Call for Entries
From 18 to 23 September 2017
Deadline for submission of applications: 10 July 2017 http://generationfilms.net/lab2017/ouaga-film-lab-2017/ 

Appel à projets
Période de réalisation du 18 au 23 septembre 2017
Date limite d’envoi des dossiers : 10 juillet 2017
http://generationfilms.net/lab2017/fr/ouaga-film-lab-2017/

17 March 2017

Call for entries | Appel à candidatures: Festival Films Femmes Afrique (Films Women Africa Festival) 2018 - Dakar

Films Femmes Afrique | Films Women Africa - 2018 - Dakar

Call for entries | Appel à candidatures:
Festival Films Femmes Afrique (Films Women Africa Festival 2018 - Dakar

SOURCE: Film Femmes Afrique https://www.filmsfemmesafrique.com

La 3ème édition du festival Films Femmes Afrique aura lieu à Dakar en février 2018

The 3rd edition of Films Femmes Afrique festival (Films Women Africa) will take place in Dakar in February 2018

You may now send your entries!

Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà nous envoyer vos candidatures!


[English]
The festival represents an educational initiative, which entails the showcasing of films (short, long, fiction, documentary) dedicated to women throughout Africa, and the celebration of filmmakers who embrace this objective.

The theme of this 3rd edition is still under discussion, but do not hesitate to offer suggestions!

[Français]
Ce festival s'inscrit dans une démarche éducative et consiste à mettre en lumière les films (courts ou longs, fictions ou documentaires) consacrés aux femmes de toute l'Afrique et à célébrer les cinéastes qui s'y intéressent.

Le thème de cette 3ème édition est encore en discussion, mais n'hésitez pas à nous faire des propositions!


[English]
SELECTION CRITERIA
- short, medium and feature film
- documentary, fiction, animation
- the film should focus on African women
- non-French-language films must be subtitled in French
- the synopsis, the trailer or an excerpt in HD and if possible a link to view the film should be sent to the address below
- a note of intent
- in the event of several films, there must be one application per film.

[Français]
CRITERES DE SELECTION
- court, moyen et long métrage
- documentaire, fiction, animation
- le film doit avoir pour sujet principal les femmes africaines.
- les films non francophones doivent être impérativement sous-titrés en français 
- le synopsis, la bande annonce ou un extrait en HD et si possible un lien pour visionner le film à envoyer à l'adresse ci-dessous
- une note d'intention 
- s'il y a plusieurs films il doit y avoir une candidature par film.


[English]
Application submission is free and should be sent to the following email address filmsfemmesafrique@gmail.com, until 1 November 2017.

[Français]
La soumission de candidature est gratuite et à faire à l'adresse mail filmsfemmesafrique@gmail.com jusqu'au 1er novembre 2017.

14 March 2017

Update | Mise à jour - Proceedings - Comptes rendus - African Women of the Screen | Écrans d'Afrique au féminin


Update | Mise à jour
Proceedings – Comptes rendus on/sur :

Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema |
Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinéma
Proceedings: Conference, Panel, Symposium, Colloquium 
Comptes rendus: Conférence, débat, symposium, colloque