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UNESCO strengthens its commitment to African cinema

UNESCO will launch the new publication entitled “African Film Industry: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth” at an event on 5 October 2021.

The publication is the fruit of an exploratory study launched in October 2020 by UNESCO on the film and audiovisual industry in Africa. For the first time, a complete mapping of this industry in the 54 countries of the African continent is available, including new quantitative and qualitative data. The  publication allows us to better understand the challenges and needs of the sector and proposes a roadmap to assist States in the development and implementation of policies.

The production and distribution of film and audiovisual works is one of the most dynamic growth sectors in the world and in Africa this sector has been expanding production thanks to digital technologies. Yet across much of the continent, the economic potential of the film and audiovisual sector remains largely untapped.

This event will explore trends, opportunities and challenges of Africa’s film and audiovisual industry with representatives of the Member States of the African region, representatives of international partner organisations, film directors and professionals.

Three Round Tables will focus on:

  1. Developing and producing films in Africa towards a sustainable industry
  2. Investing in the film industry in Africa: Challenges, obstacles and opportunities
  3. Institutional support for the African cinema: priorities for action and synergies among international organisation.

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Source: UNESCO


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