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Gobelins set to organise a 3D Character Animation Class in Ghana

We are very excited to announce that No.1 Animation school in the world is landing to Accra in July!

Join the very first off-site Gobelins Summer School in 3D Character Animation! 2 weeks to boost your skills in 3D Character Animation!!

When: 10-21 July 2023 (Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm)

Where: to be confirmed (Accra, Ghana)

What: 60 hours of training by Gobelins Paris, AnimaxFYB studios and Mounia Aram Company with the support of the French Embassy in Ghana and the delegation of European Union to Ghana.

The tuition fees are up to 90% sponsored by the French Embassy and the delegation of European Union to Ghana).

Apply before the 13th of May: Summer School in 3D Character Animation – Ghana https://www.gobelins-school.com/animated-filmmaking/programmes/summer-schools/3d-character-animation

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Call for Films

The National Film Authority (NFA) has officially opened submissions for films (feature, short, animation) towards the 2nd edition of the Ghana Cinema Week scheduled to happen this year.

For enquiries, please email info@nfa.gov.gh or call +233 509846023.

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GHANA CINEMA WEEK 2023 – ELECTRIFIED EDITION
CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGH CINEMA

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Ghana Cinema Week 2023

GHANA CINEMA WEEK 2023 IS ON
This edition is going to be ELECTRIFYING⚡and exciting!🕺🏾💃🏿

The National Film Authority (NFA) in collaboration with Afrocinemaplus brings your way another edition of the GHANA CINEMA WEEK this year to showcase the amazing works of Ghanaian filmmakers and also contribute to enhancing and boosting the cinema going culture in Ghana.

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BE EXCITED!
BE EXPECTANT!
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GHANA CINEMA WEEK 2023 – ELECTRIFIED EDITION
CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGH CINEMA

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NFA organises a capacity-building workshop for filmmakers in Kumasi

The National Film Authority of Ghana has held a capacity–building workshop and stakeholder engagement for filmmakers in Kumasi. The event, which took place at the Golden Bean Hotel on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, is part of the Ghana Tourism Development Project (GTDP) funded by the World Bank under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC).


The workshop was attended by stakeholders across various sectors of the film industry, and officials from the MOTAC. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okuraku Mantey, said that the ministry acknowledges the efforts of local filmmakers in the creative industry and is committed to supporting the National Film Authority in building a strong foundation to propel the film industry.

The CEO of NFA, Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, also indicated that filmmakers who produce in local language are an integral part of NFA’s strategy in the reinvigoration of the Ghana Film Industry. According to her “Producing movies in our local language enhances our creativity, enables us to tell our story without any form of restraint and gives us a competitive advantage internationally”.


As part of the event, the NFA also discussed the draft of the Legislative Instrument (LI) which is to be submitted to the parliament of Ghana for approval. Representatives of the various film guilds and associations like George Bosompem, Razak Adbulai, Richard Yaw Boateng, Rukayatu Ankrah, Ken Fiati and Samuel Gyandoh were among the people who led the discussion on the LI.


This capacity-building workshop and stakeholder engagement which was facilitated by Ivan Quashigah and Danny Damah was aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of filmmakers in the production and marketing of films to be able to compete internationally and the NFA is looking forward to organising a similar event in Tamale and Accra.

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National Film Authority set to organise a capacity-building workshop and stakeholder engagement forum for filmmakers across Ghana

The National Film Authority (NFA) of Ghana is set to organise a one-day capacity-building workshop and stakeholder engagement for filmmakers in Kumasi. The workshop which is sponsored by the World Bank under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (MOTAC) will be done on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Golden Bean Hotel. Hopefully, after this maiden one, NFA intends to replicate the workshop in Tamale and Accra.

The workshop aims to educate Ghanaian filmmakers on the new trends in the production and marketing of films, equip them with knowledge of the new technologies and equipment for film production and train them on best practices in international film production.

A vibrant creative economy is essential to a healthy national economy. Globally, the economic impact of film cannot be overemphasised. The National Film Authority since its commencement in December 2019 has initiated several projects to strategically position Ghana’s film industry and make it economically vibrant. Under the NFA’s Cinema Development Agenda, a project like the ‘Shoot in Ghana’ Campaign is showing great prospects with some major productions like the ‘Girls Trip 2’ prepping to shoot in Ghana.

“A lot of productions are beginning to troop into Ghana because of the ‘Shoot in Ghana’ Campaign and this will bring a huge boost to the industry. When a major production shoots in a particular location, it brings jobs, revenue, and related infrastructure development, providing an immediate boost to the local economy. We need to fully explore the opportunities of the campaign and that is why this workshop is necessary. Through this, we hope to build the capacity of our filmmakers and equip them with the skills and knowledge that can match international best practices to enable them to take advantage of the productions that are coming into Ghana” the CEO of NFA, Ms Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, revealed.

The lead person for the workshop Mr Daniel Kofi Amoateng also stated that “Filmmaking is increasingly changing. The world is fast-paced moving with new trends in film production, marketing and advanced technologies. Our filmmakers need to be abreast of these new trends.At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have gained enhanced skills and knowledge in the production and marketing of films to be able to compete internationally”.

Also, as part of the workshop, NFA is looking forward to engaging its stakeholders on crucial issues in the industry which includes the Development of Film and Classification Act 2016 (Act 935), the draft of the Legislature Instrument (LI), theTax incentive policy and the upcoming Africa Cinema Summit among others.

On November 14-15, the NFA will organise the first-ever African Cinema Summit in Africa and will share more information on the summit during the workshop.

Source
Communications Team, NFA

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The National Film Authority of Ghana partners with Icon Mann to organise “Africa 2 America” round table sessions.

The CEO of the National Film Authority, Ms Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, was one of the African delegates present at this year’s Icon man awards week which happened in the United States of America from February 28, 2023, to March 11, 2023. The award week comprised a series of events, including Icon Mann’s ‘Africa 2 America forum.

The Africa 2 America forum held on March 7, 2023, at the Fairmont Century Plaza, was purposed at placing emerging media-driven African nations like Ghana and Uganda in Hollywood to develop a bilateral exchange.

To bring life to the Africa 2 America forum, Icon Mann partnered with the National Film Authority of Ghana and the Uganda Communications Commission. Aside from Ms Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, the African delegates included Irene Sewankambo (Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission, Mukiza Robert (Director General of Uganda Investment Authority) and Dr Lilly Ajarova (CEO of the Ugandan Tourism Board). Also, several studios present at the event were “Atomik Content,” “The Walt Disney Company,” “MACRO Entertainment,” and many others.

At the round table discussion, Ms Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante did a presentation on Ghana’s global potential in the film sector while touching on Ghana’s agenda to position itself as the ideal destination for shooting films in Africa. This partnership between the National Film Authority and Icon Mann is geared towards achieving one of the objectives of the Ghana Cinema Agenda, which is to attract investment into the cinema infrastructure.

Icon Mann is a media, production and management consultancy representing African Diasporic heritage. The company is a leading strategic broker for investments and enterprise within creative industries for Hollywood and media-driven African nations, cultivating a global network of creators and leaders focused on “positive narrative representation.”.

This partnership is a step in the right direction as the NFA remains steadfast in its commitment to elevate Ghana’s film industry to new heights.

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Five Ghanaian Animation Studios to Exhibit and Pitch at Annecy 2023

We are thrilled to announce that five (5) talented animation studios from Ghana have been selected to showcase their work at the Pitch Partners session of the prestigious Annecy Festival 2023 in France! This is a remarkable accomplishment for these studios and a testament to their unwavering commitment to their craft. Ghanaian animation is truly on the rise!

Karen-Happuch P. Henneh of KHPH Studios is thrilled to present her short film “Abrefi Koto”, while Jesse Sunkwa-Mills of Mills Media is excited to share his television series Asantewaa”, Emmanuel, an animator from the Surf Ghana Collective is eager to present his series “Fa Ma )Mo”. Sarpei Kwadey and Nii Ofei Dodoo of Indigene BROS can’t wait to unveil their feature film SOAN” (Soul of A Nation) and Najilau Dramundu and Rudolf Zeglo of 9th March Studios are proud to showcase their feature film Talata”!

The hard work leading up to this accomplishment was a demanding one. From 23rd to 27th January 2023, the MIFA Campus International – Talents workshop, an international training program for professionals in the animation industry, organized by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and International Film Market (MIFA), in partnership with the French Embassy in Ghana, held at the Alliance Française Accra, gave the chosen studios the opportunity to receive mentoring from three renowned French professionals. This mentoring provided the projects with more depth and clarity from a visual and narrative perspective and gave the project leaders the confidence and ability to compete in the international market.

 

Delphine Nicolini, project coordinator, consultant, and independent artistic producer, Anita Doron, scriptwriter (of Breadwinner on Netflix), and Osman Cerfon, director (of shorts Aaaah & I’m going out of cigarettes), were the trainers and they put their heart into their work by transmitting their passion, knowledge, and experience to the seven (7) Ghanaian animators who represented the five (5) studios.

The selected studios had the honor of presenting their revised pitches in front of a distinguished audience, including H.E. Mr. Jules Armand Aniambossou, the French Ambassador to Ghana, representatives from Ghana’s culture and creative arts sector, the French Development Agency and the European Union delegation at the French Ambassador’s Residence on the 27th January 2023.

For the first time in Ghana’s animation history, the five (5) animation studios are currently gearing up to pitch their projects at the Annecy Festival during the Pitch Partners session, which is part of the official program of the festival every year. This session is highly coveted because it offers great visibility to an audience of professionals looking for original content.

This is not only a significant milestone for these studios, but it also speaks to the potential of the animation industry in Ghana. It is an opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of Ghanaian animators on a global stage and attract the attention of international investors and collaborators.

We call on all film industry stakeholders to support these Ghanaian animation studios and their projects. Investing in these projects is not only an investment in the growth and development of the animation industry in Ghana but also an investment in the promotion of Ghanaian culture and art on the global stage.

Let us come together to support these Ghanaian animation studios, and make Ghana a hub for animation. Animation is an incredibly important part of the film industry, and it is a great way to bring people from all over the world together.

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Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) is a prestigious event that celebrates outstanding achievements in the African film and television industry. The 9th edition of the awards is fast approaching, and there are new categories that have been introduced. These new categories provide an opportunity for more stakeholders in the industry to participate and showcase their exceptional work. This year, the nominations are open to all categories.

Nominations are open for the AMVCA to all Ghanaian filmmakers.

The entry portal is open from February 20 – March 10
Eligibility: Movies and films publicly exhibited or broadcast between 1Dec 2021 – 31 January 2023.

For more information about AMVCA visit https://www.dstv.com/africamagic/en-ng/show/amvca/season/9

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IWL extends deadline for Ghanaian Scriptwriters

UPDATE – To accommodate requests, the International Writer’s Lab has decided to extend the application deadline to March 17, 2023, at 11:59pm GMT. Apply now at www.iwlafrica.com

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Classification of Films and Licensing of Film Exhibition Centres in Ghana

The attention of the National Film Authority (NFA) has been drawn to some discussions on social media on the requirement of the classification of films before they are exhibited and the licensing of exhibition centres. We hereby use this medium to clarify the issues as follows:

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