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DEENTAL Forum 2024: A key event for the audiovisual industry in Abidjan

In the vibrant city of Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire, the DEENTAL Forum took place from 23-25 April 2024. Organized by the National Center for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC) as part of the DEENTAL-ACP Programme, this event brought together professionals from the audiovisual industry of French and English-speaking Africa and the Caribbean, as well as from Europe. This forum marked a crucial step in the program’s objectives, aiming to support the development of the sector, promote the production of films and series in international co-production, encourage the emergence of new talents, and foster the development of locally produced works.

Over three intensive days, around sixty DEENTAL laureates participated in project pitch sessions for series and feature films, case studies, roundtable discussions, and numerous networking sessions. It was a valuable opportunity for participants to present their projects, exchange ideas, and build connections within the industry.

The Forum also saw the inauguration of Pathé Group cinemas and the screening of “Disco Afrika: A Malagasy Story” by Luck Razanajaona. This film offers participants an immersive experience into the story of Kwame, a 20-year-old worker in clandestine sapphire mines, whose destiny is disrupted by an unexpected event. He will then face heart-wrenching choices between the allure of easy money and the values of fraternity, individualism, and political consciousness awakening.

 

 

 

 

About the DEENTAL ACP Programme

DEENTAL ACP is part of the ACP-EU Culture Programme, which grants financial bonuses to audiovisual projects from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is implemented by the CNC with the financial support of the European Union and the collaboration of the Organisation of ACP States.

 

 

 

Photo credit: © Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)

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