The ACP-EU Culture – Creating in Central Africa (CAC) and CLAP ACP 2 are organising the FILMAC seminar from 29 April to 1 May 2022. The meeting aims to foster an active dialogue between film industry professionals in order to contribute to the development of a structured ecosystem in support of the sector in Central Africa*.
Placed under the high patronage of H.E. Mrs. Kapinga Yvette Ngandu, Commissioner of the Department of Gender Promotion, Human and Social Development of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), FILMAC will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon at the Merina Hotel.
Towards a promising transformation of the film sector
Film and audiovisual professionals in Central Africa have embarked on a phase of profound transformation of the sector that is beginning to bear fruit. This dynamic has been accelerated with the launch of the ACP-EU Culture-CAC regional cluster, which is co-financing four projects to support scriptwriters, documentary filmmakers and director-producer pairs. These projects will contribute to structuring and federating the network of professionals and will allow, in a concrete way, the development of 2 to 40 quality projects (dramas, documentaries and series) ready to be shot in 2022-2023.
FILMAC also plans to fill the gap in the film support fund by setting up a mechanism to finance film and series projects that are feasible and deliverable within the next three years.
At the end of the seminar, a collective and feasible roadmap should be formulated within a few months. In the long term, it is planned to experiment with various forms of regional collaboration that could lead to the creation and perpetuation of a support tool open to all producers in the region.
For more information, visit the ACP-EU Culture-Create in Central Africa website