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.

28 April 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog : Updates | Actualités 28-04-2017

African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
28 - 04 – 2017

Content | Contenu :

Raja Amari
Mama Colonel (film)
Apolline Traoré
Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Rayhana Obermeyer





Raja Amari
Corps étranger, de Raja Amari. Le trouble de l'intrusion, critique par Olivier Barlet, publié 12/04/2017. Africultures.com.

Mama Colonel
Mama Colonel, directed by Dieudo Hamadi. Honour in a Time of Trauma. Analysis by by Adefoyeke Ajao. Published 18/04/2017. Africine.org.

Apolline Traoré
Fatoumata Sagnane Frontières, d'Apolline Traoré L'intégration africaine, fiction ou réalité ? publié le 26/04/2017. Africine.org.

Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Trailer | Ouaga Girls | Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Visual du Réel Festival. https://www.visionsdureel.ch/ 


Rayhana Obermeyer
Rayhana : l’art d’une femme contre l’intégrisme. Nedjma Van Egmond. 06 avril 2017. Leparisien.fr


LINKS | LIENS

27 April 2017

IWMF Reporting Grants for Women's Stories 2017 Round 1

International Women's Media Foundation Reporting Grants for Women's Stories 2017 Round 1

Ends on 16 May 2017


The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.

These grants provide opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics.


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.

Source:

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.

Submit films with: 

18 April 2017

Sisters Working in Film and Television (South Africa)

Sisters Working in Film and Television
(South Africa)

Source: Sarafinamagazine.com. Published 18-04-2017

SPOTLIGHT ON SWIFT

Jacqui-Lee Katz, Flavia Motsisi and Zoe Chiriseri are three core board members of SWIFT. SWIFT stands for Sisters Working in Film and Television. They are a South African based NPO for women in film & TV. Sarafina Magazine sat down with Jacqui-Lee, who heads up their Social Media and Marketing committee, Flavia, who works in the Skills and Mentorship subcommittee and Zoe, who works within the organisational structure, to learn more about this brand new and vital organisation. Read the entire article in Sarafina Magazine: https://sarafinamagazine.com/2017/04/18/spotlight-on-swift/

Photo of SWIFT members: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenMakingFilmsSA/ 

14 April 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog Updates | Actualités 14-04-2017

African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
14 - 04 – 2017

Content | Contenu :
African Film and Media
-Three Women Making Films in Zimbabwe
-Nollywood and Women
Stephanie Dongmo
Rwandan Women in Film
A Conversation with Tala Hadid
Afrique Plurielle - Alimata Salambéré - TV5Monde
Afrique Plurielle - Dada Stella Kitoga - TV5Monde 
Afrique Plurielle – Monique Mbeka Phoba - TV5Monde
In My Father’s Village by Tapiwa Kapuya 



Wolf 2017 Symposium | African Film and Media, University of Pennsylvania, April 2017: 
- Tsitsi Ella Jaji. Media, Development, and Trust: Three Women Making Films in Zimbabwe
- Chijioke Azuawusiefe. Nollywood and Women: Toward a (Re)Construction of Gender.  

Stephanie Dongmo
« Il y a beaucoup d’enfants avec plusieurs actes et plusieurs pères » Entretien réalisé par Claudel Tchinda. Hanoscultures.com

Tala Hadid
Arab Cinema Through a Narrow Frame: A Conversation with Tala Hadid.
Kamran Rastegar. March 2017 

Rwandan Women in Film | aKoma 12 March 2017
If the way we are being brought up as a girl affect our understanding of the world, how does this impact the work of female filmmakers? What stories do they tell?
Interviews with Dusabejambo Clémentine, Kantarama Gahigiri and Jacqueline Kalimunda video by Amplify fellow Cynthia Butare


RECENT FILM TRAILERS AND CLIPS

Alimata Salambéré
Afrique Plurielle - Alimata Salambéré - TV5Monde
Personnalité incontournable du monde de la culture, la burkinabé Alimata Salambéré débute en tant que journaliste-reporter avant de gravir les échelons et devenir chef des programmes de la RTB. L'un des membres fondateurs du Fespaco, elle s'est beaucoup investie pour faire rayonner l'événement à l'international.
Réalisation : Katy NDiaye (Belgique, 2016)

Dada Stella Kitoga
Afrique Plurielle - Dada Stella Kitoga - TV5Monde 
Émission composée d'un documentaire montrant les différentes facettes de l'Afrique et d'une production propre du CIRTEF, « Franc parler », qui donne la parole à des personnalités issues de différents milieux (littéraires, artistiques, scientifiques, sportifs... 

Monique Mbeka Phoba
Afrique Plurielle – Monique Mbeka Phoba - TV5Monde. 
Émission composée d'un documentaire montrant les différentes facettes de l'Afrique et d'une production propre du CIRTEF, « Franc parler », qui donne la parole à des personnalités issues de différents milieux (littéraires, artistiques, scientifiques, sportifs...

Tapiwa Kapuya
In My Father’s Village by Tapiwa Kapuya and Tawanda Gunda, produced by Tsitsi Dangarembga. YouTube, posted 5 April 2017.
Ruvheneko, 19, rides on a bus and opens a picture book, gazing at old pictures of her father. She goes back to his village to claim her inheritance, but things have changed.
- Zimbabwe became independent in 1980. A fierce liberation war had brought the long awaited freedom, but the scars of this war are still felt until today. And the spoils of the war were only going to be shared with a few…

Read a profile of Tapiwa Kapuya at the ICAPA Trust.


Links | Liens:

13 April 2017

CINEFFABLE (Paris) 2017: Submissions are now open | Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes !

CINEFFABLE (Paris) 2017: Submissions are now open | Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes !  



Women filmmakers, you have until Monday 15 May to send your films!

Réalisatrices, vous avez jusqu’au lundi 15 mai pour envoyer vos films !

The 29th edition of the Festival will take place in Paris from November 2nd to November 5th, 2017.

La 29e édition du festival se déroulera à Paris du 02 au 05 novembre 2017.
Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes ! 

Submissions are now open! 

Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes!


[ENGLISH] FRANÇAIS CI-APRÈS

Shorts, full-lengths, fictions, documentaries, animations, experimental films: all your works on lesbian and/or feminist themes are welcome!

You will find the application rules and online entry form here.

For more information about the Festival, programs from previous editions, events, etc...

Check out the Cineffable website and Facebook page.

Ladies, grab your cameras! 

The association Cineffable has been organizing the "Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival", a major annual event since 1989. The purpose of this unique moment is to promote the work of women filmmakers and artists the world over on lesbian and/or feminist themes.

This space reserved exclusively for women offers the opportunity to share experiences, enrich understanding and explore the various aspects of lesbian and feminist culture through screenings, debates, conferences, expos, workshops, stands, performances, etc. 

The annual all-female festival takes place every end of October-beginning of November and is the main event organized by the association Cineffable. Throughout the year, Cineffable also organizes various screenings and events open to all, in partnership with other associations, festivals and venues. 

To submit a film 
No submission fee. Click on one of the links below:


If you have any questions or difficulties submitting your film, or to send us your PDF submission, please contact the Cineffable team: contact@cineffable.fr

[FRANÇAIS]

Court-métrages, long-métrages, fictions, documentaires, animations, film expérimentaux : toutes vos œuvres traitant des thèmes lesbiens et/ou féministes sont les bienvenues !

Vous trouverez le règlement et le formulaire d'inscription en ligne ici.

Pour plus d'informations sur le festival, les programmes des années passées, les événements, etc… Consultez le Cineffable site internet.

A vos caméras, mesdames ! 

L'association Cineffable organise le "Festival International du film Lesbien et Féministe de Paris", un rendez-vous annuel incontournable depuis 1989. Un temps fort pour promouvoir le travail des femmes du monde entier sur des thèmes lesbiens et/ou féministes. Un espace culturel réservé aux femmes, riche en événements : projections, débats, conférences, expositions, ateliers, stands, performances, ...

Ce moment unique permet de se rencontrer, d'échanger, de se développer et d'explorer tous les aspects de la culture lesbienne et féministe. 

Le Festival annuel non-mixte qui se déroule tous les ans fin octobre / début novembre est l'événement principal organisé par l'association Cineffable. Tout au long de l'année, en province comme à Paris, Cineffable propose également des projections ouvertes à toutes et à tous en partenariat avec d'autres associations, festivals ou lieux. 

Pour soumettre un film 
L'inscription est gratuite. Merci de cliquer sur un des liens suivants :


Pour toute question, pour envoyer le formulaire en format .pdf ou en cas de difficulté avec une inscription, contactez l'équipe de Cineffable : contact@cineffable.fr

24th New York African Film Festival 3-9 May 2017



FEATURE FILMS (FICTION | DOCUMENTARY)

Vaya (2016) Akin Omotoso, South Africa

Ewir Amora Kelabi (2016) Sewmehon Yismaw, Ethiopia



Jojolo (1966) Lebert Bethune, Jamaica/USA



Green White Green (2016) Abba Makama, Nigeria 

Kalushi (2016) Mandla Dube, South Africa

Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta (2016) Ousmane William Mbaye, Senegal

Mapantsula (1988) Oliver Schmitz, South Africa, 

Noem My Skollie | Call Me Thief (2016) Daryne Joshua, South Africa


Uprize! (2016) Sifiso Khanyile, South Africa

Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom (1967) Lebert Bethune, Jamaica/USA

Zizou (2016) Férid Boughedir, Tunisia/ France


SHORTS PROGRAMS

Shorts Program 1: Quartier Lointains: Justice

80 (2012) Muhannad Lamin, Libya

The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375 (2014) Omar El Zohairy, Egypt

Kanye Kanye (2013) Miklas Manneke, South Africa

Madama Esther (2013) Luck Razanajaona, Madagascar



Shorts Program 2: Shorts from Senegal

Marabout (2016) Alassane Sy, Senegal 


Dem! Dem! (2016) Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia, Christophe Rolin, Senegal, 


Samedi Cinema (2017) Mamadou Dia, USA


Shorts Program 3: New York Shorts




Rest in Power (2014) Malik Carmichael, S. Ajay Ram, USA




11 April 2017

Women at the | las mujeres en el | les femmes au : Festival de Cine Africano Tarifa–Tánger (FCAT 2017)

Women at the | las mujeres en el | les femmes au : Festival de Cine Africano Tarifa–Tánger (FCAT 2017)

Jihan el Tahri
Ikbal Zalila
Faouzi Bensaïdi



Kaouther Ben Hania - Tunia | France
Zeinab doesn’t like the snow (2016)

Alamork Davidian - Ethiopia | Israel
Facing the Wall (2016)

Tala Hadid - Morocco 
Tigmi and Igren (2017)

Aïcha Macky - Niger 
L’arbre sans fruit (2016)

Dania Reymond – Algeria | France
Le jardin d’essai (2016)

Khadidiatou Sow - Senegal 
Une place dans L’avion (2016)



Raja Amari – Tunisia | France 
Jassab Gharid (2016)

Isabelle Boni-Claverie - France
Trop noire pour être française? (2015)

Hinde Boujemaa - Tunisia
Ya man aach (2012)

Akosua Adoma Owusu – USA | Ghana
Reluctantly Queer (2016)





Blog África es cine: Packs temáticos de mujeres del FCAT

Blog África es cine:
Packs temáticos de
mujeres del FCAT

Dunia: la emancipación femenina en Egipto frente a los corsés tradicionalistas. Autora: Marisa Molina. 9 Marzo, 2017. http://www.africaescine.com/dunia-la-emancipacion-femenina-en-egipto-frente-a-los-corses-tradicionalistas/

10 directoras pioneras del cine africano. 8 Marzo, 2017. http://www.africaescine.com/10-directoras-pioneras-del-cine-africano/

Mujeres africanas… delante y detrás de la cámara. Autor: Adrián Ciuciuman Romero 2 Febrero, 2017. 

“La revolución no será televisada”, tampoco en Senegal
Entrevista con Rama Thiaw por Marc Girardot – Berlin – 11 de febrero de 2016. 23 Mayo, 2016.

Leyla Bouzid: “Reconciliarnos con el pasado nos permitirá continuar”
Olivier Barlet, Africultures. 15 Abril, 2016.

Entrevista a Sarah Blecher, directora de ‘Surfing Soweto’
Basem Al Bacha y Marion Berger. 27 septiembre 2012.

Con Angèle Diabang, en la 60º Berlinale
Marion Berger. 23 Marzo, 2010.

Floriane Kaneza, director of the Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), talks with Moses Opobo about its 3rd edition

Floriane Kaneza, director of the Mashariki African Film Festival (Rwanda), talks with Moses Opobo about its 3rd edition 

“Floriane Kaneza on the just concluded Mashariki African Film Festival”
by Moses Opobo 

The New Times
Rwanda
Published: 07 April 2017

06 April 2017

African Women in Cinema Blog Updates | Actualités 07 april | avril 2017


African Women in Cinema Blog
Updates | Actualités
07 - 04 – 2017

Content | Contenu :

Stéphanie Dongmo
Nadja Harek
Oshosheni Hiveluah 
Fatou Kandé Senghor
Laureates: Mashariki Film Festival Awards 2017 (Rwanda):
Laureates: Zambia Film and Television Awards (ZAFTAs) 2017



Stéphanie Dongmo:
« Les films africains posent les problèmes de la société, à des degrés et critiques divers. » Hanoscultures.com

Nadja Harek:
Ma famille entre deux terres. En présence de la réalisatrice Nadja Harek. Programmation: Avril 2017. PDF

Filmmaker Oshosheni Hiveluah evokes origin in virtual reality:
04-04-2017. The Namibian

Parcours au féminin: Fatou Kandé Senghor:
Théodora Sy Sambou | 01/04/2017. Sud Quotidien

Mashariki Film Festival Awards 2017 (Rwanda):

- Ari Michelle Mboya – The Camel's Back (2016) Best East African Short Fiction Film 
- Mitchelle Jangara - Water to Dust (2016), Best Short Documentary 
- Maimouna Doucoure – Maman (2016), Best African Short Film

Zambia Film and Television Awards (ZAFTAs) 2017

Imagination (2017) by Jessie Chisi:
- Jessie Chisi, the Godfrey Kapotwe Mwape Award for Best Short Film (Imagination)
- Elijah Marko Tembo Jr, the Chris Mongri Zulu Award for the Best Sound for the film Imagination.
- INZY/Talent Factory, the Antonio Katakwe Award for the Best Picture for the film Imagination.

Fever (2016) by Becky Ngoma 
Becky Ngoma, the Maximo Chanda Mwale Award for the Best Television Series, a production of Global Studios.

Mutinta Chicco Mazoka Mmembe
The Augustine Lungu Award for the Best Television Show for Talk It Over with Chicco, produced by Oracle Media.

Cassie Kabwita
The Agnes Esnart Kabanana Mulimbika Award for the Best Actress for her role in Kwacha, which she directed.


Links | Liens:

04 April 2017

The rise of Rwanda’s women filmmakers by Stefanie Jason (Mail & Guardian, South Africa)

The rise of Rwanda’s women filmmakers

by Stefanie Jason
Fellow, International Women’s Media Foundation’s Great Lakes reporting initiative


Mail & Guardian
South Africa
Published: 24 Mar 2017 00:00


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