The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

26 April 2017

International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) and the Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) announce a joint festival in 2017

International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) and the Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) announce a joint festival in 2017


The two prominent organisations in the Zimbabwe film industry, International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), the flagship event of Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ); and the Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) are pleased to announce a JOINT FESTIVAL this year. IIFF will present its 16th edition of the festival in collaboration with the 19th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFFT).

The Festival will be held from 26 August to 2 September 2017.



Tibeb Girls, an animation project by Bruktawit Tigabu (Ethiopia)

Tibeb Girls, an animation project
by Bruktawit Tigabu
Ethiopia

Bruktawit Tigabu, an elementary teacher in Ethiopia who wants to improve literacy, especially for young girls, is founder and director of Whiz Kids. She is developing the “Tibeb Girls Series”, an animation project about three young super heroines.

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The Tibeb program will help provide a social behavioral change communication package & health care services for adolescents, helping them to learn about the changes that happen at their age and to explore their world in a healthy way.

The program is comprised of the Tibeb Girls series, the Tibeb school clubs and making health services available for adolescents and women.

Tibeb Girls’ series will be a 2d Animation Series about three African adolescent super heroines taking the audience on a fun, imaginative and educational journey as they thrive to understand the changes that are happening to them and the struggles girls face everyday. To enhance the reach of this program to the most remote and rural areas it will be adapted to radio and comic books.

Tibeb school clubs will have engaging and interactive guides to provide information about the different reproductive health issues adolescents face.

25 April 2017

Mothers, daughters and sisters: Women of the African Cinema at the FCAT 14th edition - Festival de Cine Africano Tarifa–Tánger

Mothers, daughters and sisters: Women of the African Cinema
at the FCAT 14th edition
Festival de Cine Africano Tarifa–Tánger 2017

Read entire article in English:

Festival International des Images Comiques (FESTICO) : L’impact de la femme dans la comédie | The Impact of Women in Comedy - 2017 (Cameroun)

FESTICO (Cameroun)
Festival International des Images Comiques – 2017

L’impact de la femme dans la comédie | The Impact of Women in Comedy


5th FESTICO from 3-6 May 2017 with the theme: “The Impact of Women in Comedy

5ème FESTICO du 3-6 Mai 2017 avec pour thème: « L’impact de la femme dans la comédie »


Hélène Ebah : cinéaste et enseignante | filmmaker and lecturer

Marie Nadège Tsogo Momo : doctorante et enseignante de l’histoire du cinema | doctoral student and lecturer in cinema history

Lamenu Tedjou : moderateur | moderator



21 April 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog Updates | Actualités 21-04-2017


African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
21 - 04 – 2017

Content | Contenu :

Fatima Sissani
Amandine
Fatoumata Diawara
Dada Stella
Maïmouna N’Diaye
Leyla Bouzid, Marguerite Abouet




Fatima Sissani
La projection du film Tes cheveux démêlés cachent une guerre de sept ans aura lieu mercredi 26 avril à 20h45 dans le cadre du du Festival du Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et Moyen-Orient 
au Cinéma l'Ecran à St Denis, Place du Caquet, 93200 St Denis  (France) Métro : St-Denis Basilique (ligne 13) Renseignements : 01 49 33 66 88



Amandine Gay donne la parole aux femmes noires. 18.04.2017. Léo Pajon. JeuneAfrique.com 

Fatoumata Diawara: Mörbayassa - Le serment de Koumba . Les élans du cœur d'une femme de Guinée. Michel Amarger. 14.04.2017. Africine.org 

Dada Stella Kitoga parle du cinéma congolais et défend la cause des femmes. YouTube. 14 Avril 2017.


Maïmouna N’Diaye, la polyvalence incarnée
Conversation avec la femme de théâtre et de cinéma à l’honneur aux Vues d’Afrique. 14 04.2017. Ledevoir.com

Aides au développement CNC (France), pour Leyla Bouzid et Marguerite Abouet. 14.04.2017. Imagesfrancophones.org 




19 April 2017

REMINDER - Call for Submissions: Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2017 (USA)

Call for Submissions:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series 2017

Save the date: 21-22 October 2017
Deadline: 31 May 2017 (Entry Fee: $25)
Late Deadline: 21 June 2017 (Entry Fee: $30)

www.reelsisters.org

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and Long Island University's Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus. Established in 1997, Reel Sisters is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers to advance their careers in the film industry. Reel Sisters is the first Brooklyn-based film festival to showcase films directed, produced and written by women of color. Reel Sisters will celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2017.

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