African film industry rising but facing revenue issues says EFM panel

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African cinema is growing but still faces hurdles as it attempts to build a sustainable and profitable film industry, said speakers at the EFM Africa Hub talk “The African Market of The Future” on Sunday.

Toni Monty, founding head of South African’s Durban FilmMart, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this July, talked about the evolution she had seen since its first edition.

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“It was very, very early and a lot of the submissions were very underdeveloped but it’s quite amazing to see how far the filmmakers have come since then.”

The next big step for the continent’s filmmakers was to ensure they get paid for their work, said panellists and speakers from the floor.

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Elias Ribeiro, founder of South African film production house Urucu Meda and screenwriting programme Realness, said that while his company was operating on a sustainable basis, paying wages and meeting costs, it had yet...
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