Filmmakers on Africa’s Cinema Industries: From Development to Distribution (2021)

  • Industry Programming, Perspectives
  • 60min

Africa’s impressive list of TIFF ’21 Official Selections spans the Platform, Midnight Madness, Special Presentations, and Wavelengths programmes, with the title in the latter category boasting the position of Opening Night Film. For a continent of storytellers and an “archipelago of cultures,” there are still too many African filmmakers who must reckon with western preconceptions that guard pathways to industry and bind creative autonomy. Hear about this and much more — including patterns in which distributors purchase “universal” film rights that neglect African audiences — in this panel discussion between Festival filmmakers and TIFF programmer Nataleah Hunter-Young.

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Screen International
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