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Cannes Film Festival: ETHIOPIAN FILMMAKERS SELECTED TO ATTEND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL!

_Yidnekachew Shumete (center) while directing  his upcoming feature ³Nishan²

We are excited to see the remarkable progrees our filmmakers are making both on the continent and internationally. Ladybrille salutes the Ethiopian Filmmakers below who have been selected to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France later this year. “(ADDIS ABABA / MONACO – April 26th, 2012 – The International Emerging Film Talent Association…

African Cinema: Viva! Riva Film Review

Viva Riva

Drugs may be the contraband of choice in most modern, American crime capers, but this African adventure revolves around a present-day black market in petroleum. The picture’s protagonist is Riva (Patsha Bay), a petty thief who has commandeered a truckload of gasoline across the Angolan border into the Congo with plans to resell it in…

African Cinema: Filmmakers Apply for the 2011 Africa First Short Film Program

Africa First Focus Features

“The Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program supports films that aspire to artistic excellence and accomplished storytelling, and substantially contribute to the development of local film industries. Award recipients of the 2011 Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program can use award money received from Africa First to complete initial production and to pay…