African Cinema: 8th Annual Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa, Spain to be Held June 11th-19th, 2011

The 8th Annual Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa takes place June 11th-19th, 2011 in Spain.

More details below:

“Ten film directors will be pitching their new film projects at the 3rd Africa Produce Co-production Forum to Spanish film producers and TV commissioning editors.

There are four feature projects and three documentaries selected from Cameroon, Mauritania, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Congo and Equatorial Guinea from total of 41 entries from 17 African countries, also including Namibia, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, Zimbabwe, RD Congo, Ghana, Mali, Kenya, and Mozambique.

Three other projects have been specially invited to participate, two form Spain but focusing on African stories and with African authors or protagonists and one documentary project from Egypt, due to the special relevance of this winter peaceful revolution there for the entire region and continent.

África Produce, the only co-production forum for African films in Spain takes place within the 8th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT) in Spain, from June 11th to 19th.

Selected feature-length projects (fiction):

● Mettou, Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania
● The Boda Boda Thieves, Donald Mugisha / Jamie Tayler, Uganda, South Africa
● And Then The Rains Return, Yemane I. Demissie, Ethiopia
● Le Ntih, Narcisse Wandji, Cameroon

Selected documentaries:
● Un Día Vi 10.000 Elefantes, Pere Ortín, Ramón Esono, Equatorial Guinea, Spain
● Parles a Eux, Maïmuna Ndiaye, Burkina Faso
● Cenizas del Perdón, Gilbert Ndunga Nsangata, Congo, Spain

The organizers have also invited to the forum three projects to enrich the forum by their experiences.
● Asube (feature length project), Richard Jordan, Spain
● Citizens without borders (feature-length project), Lexy Uyi Osunde, Nigeria, Spain
● Jeanne d’Arc Masriya (documentary), Iman Kamel, Egypt”

Visit the Festival de Cine Africano website for more details.

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