Panel Discussion:Taking African films to new markets followed by screening
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 from 18:00 to 21:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Aya Distribution in association with the New Black Film Network and MeWe360 is delighted to announce the upcoming panel discussion: Taking African films to new markets. This event will take place during the UK release of the award-winning South African film – Otelo Burning. It will draw on the experience and expertise of leading industry professionals, and discuss the distribution possibilities emerging for African films in the UK.
Key speakers include Lizelle Bisschoff (Africa in Motion Film Festival, Edinburgh), Mykel Ajaere (African Film Development Foundation), Nadia Denton (African film distribution expert and PR Consultant), Sara Blecher (Director for Otelo Burning) and David Somerset (BFI – to be confirmed).
In the new age of communication the market for African film is rapidly expanding. Independent cinemas, TV stations, VOD channels, DVD distributors across the globe are starting to open up for African cinema and it has an extremely exciting future ahead of it.
This event is held in collaboration with MeWe360 an organisation working to empower creative entrepreneurs in order to help them fully realise their ambitions and help turn ideas or existing ventures into sustainable thriving businesses.
The discussion will follow by a screening of the award-winning film Otelo Burning. This cutting edge production is somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush, it is an emotional coming-of-age story about township kids learning to surf. Set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, it looks at the enormous potential for change at the time of apartheid's downfall – all seen through the eyes of a child.
Aya Distribution Project Director says, ‘’from the moment we watched Otelo Burning we were moved and inspired by the stories it portrays. We are extremely passionate about releasing more African films into the UK market, and we are glad that this film will be marking the forefront of this endeavour’’.
This event will take place from 6pm on the 17th of April 2013, at Ingenious Media (15 Golden SquareLondon W1F 9JG nearest Tube Piccadilly).
For more information please contact Justine Atkinson, Project Director for Aya Distribution by telephone on: 07971740678 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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