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Black Filmmakers Film Festival

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18/08/2021

In celebration of women's month, the NFVF is hosting the Female Film Showcase; exhibiting the films that were born from the Female Filmmaker Project (also known as the Female Slate).
All the films funded by the NFVF. 11 will be shown over 4 days on the NFVF YouTube Page which will be linked here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENR3Wy5ubz9MRsblJ1nmxQ

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28/07/2021

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https://youtu.be/Cm5PjtOw3rMWe miss you guys, plz enjoy this.
12/11/2020
CHATTY QUEENS SHOW EP01

https://youtu.be/Cm5PjtOw3rM
We miss you guys, plz enjoy this.

The Chatty Queens are a flamboyant, fabulous, and well-dressed duo, *Lwando Scott and Ayanda Hute* giving you a taste of real ‘kitchen talk’. Sipping on a gl...

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07/09/2020
Black filmmakers must own their narrative!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha0GNc99aUQ bfffConnects presents an interview with Powerful Black African Producer - Chioma Onyenwe, the creative director of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Share, like and leave a comment.

bfffConnects presents interviews with leading black professionals and gatekeepers from the international film industry. In our third interview we talk with C...

01/09/2020
Black Filmmakers Film Festival e.V. (BFFF e.V.

12 hours ago
A new bfffConnects interview is coming soon.
This time we talked with the Nigerian film producer Chioma Onyenwe who is also the creative director of AFFRIF - Africa International Film Festival.
Check out our youtube channel!!

#AfricaInternationalFilmFestival #ChiomaOnyenwe #afriff #bfffConnects #bfffberlin #blackfilmmakersfilmfestival #nollywood #africanfilms #africanfilmmakers #diversity #dagogodiminas

World Cinema Fund (WCF) finances Black Filmmakers.Apply now! 2020-2021Subscribe, like and share this information with ot...
22/08/2020
World Cinema Fund (WCF) supports black filmmakers

World Cinema Fund (WCF) finances Black Filmmakers.
Apply now! 2020-2021
Subscribe, like and share this information with other filmmakers. Leave a comment when you visit the tube page.
#worldcinemafund #bfffberlin #bfffconnect #13fatmanfilms #DagogoDiminas #IsonaAdmetlla #BenZola #AtumShekhem #KashelaKhashela #ZazouRoever #SonjaGellweiler #TemiHollistRest #KarlAndréGoeters #BerlinaleAfricaHub #EverystoryMeProductions #SaeInstitute #blackfilmsmatter #blacklivesmatter #africanfilmsmatter #allfilmsmatter #diversity #humanity #filmculture #filmindustry #filmfunding #film #blackfilmmakers #blackfilmmakersfilmfestival #filmfestival #entrepreneur #startups #crowdfunding #africa #community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x4I6ROdyzw

bfffConnects presents interviews with leading black professionals and gatekeepers from the international film industry. In our second interview we talk with ...

Dear friends, I hope you are well and surviving in these trying times. Four months ago, we ran into some financial troub...
18/08/2020

Dear friends, I hope you are well and surviving in these trying times.
Four months ago, we ran into some financial troubles and our website was suspended as a consequence.
We are happy to report that it is now up and running again and you can visit http://blackfff.co.za for further into on what we've been up to. As you might have noticed on our social media we are now also operating in Berlin, Germany, with screenings run by Dagogo Diminas. And we are going to have our first live screening on Instagram on the 29th of August, followed by a Q&A with the director. So keep watching this space, more details coming soon!

These are some pictures we took during our last screening in collab with Open Design Afrika.

Dear friends, I hope you are well and surviving in these trying times. Four months ago, we ran into some financial troub...
18/08/2020

Dear friends, I hope you are well and surviving in these trying times.
Four months ago, we ran into some financial troubles and our website was suspended as a consequence.
We are happy to report that it is now up and running again and you can visit http://blackfff.co.za/ for further into on what we've been up to. As you might have noticed on our social media we are now also operating in Berlin, Germany, with screenings run by Dagogo Diminas. And we are going to have our first live screening on Instagram on the 29th of August, followed by a Q&A with the director. So keep watching this space, more details coming soon!

These are some pictures we took during our last screening in collab with Open Design Afrika.

Black Films Matters.
27/07/2020
AfroLandTV! The Netflix of Africa?

Black Films Matters.

bfffConnects presents interviews with leading black professionals and gatekeepers from the international film industry. In our first interview we talk with A...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXTdkPFUqo&feature=youtu.beFinally, we proudly present our YouTube channel bfffBerlin!#...
22/07/2020
AfroLandTV! The Netflix of Africa?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXTdkPFUqo&feature=youtu.be

Finally, we proudly present our YouTube channel bfffBerlin!
#DagogoDiminas #DiogoFaveto #RafaelCorreia #GabrielMaceuFaria #SonjaGellweiler #ZazouRöver #blackfilmmakers #bfffberlin #evelynobahor #SeamNKula #BenZola #Samson #afriff #AfrolandTV #MichaelMaponga #InaSotirova #ChiomaOnyenwe

bfffConnects presents interviews with leading black professionals and gatekeepers from the international film industry. In our first interview we talk with A...

We Need Documentarians of Color to Tell Their Own Stories
25/06/2020
We Need Documentarians of Color to Tell Their Own Stories

We Need Documentarians of Color to Tell Their Own Stories

BIPOC filmmakers have been demanding visibility, equity, and access in documentary for years. Amid historic protests for Black lives, this need is even more pressing.

12/06/2020

The bfffBerlin youtube channel is coming soon...
… with interviews/talks/discussions, podcasts, a showroom for short-films and documentaries...
All about black filmmakers from all over the world.
Stay tuned!

#DagogoDiminas #DiogoFaveto #RafaelCorreia #GabrielMaceuFaria #SonjaGellweiler #ZazouRöver #blackfilmmakers #bfffberlin #evelynobahor #SeamNKula #BenZola #Samson #afriff #AfrolandTV #MichaelMaponga #InaSotirova #ChiomaOnyenwe

06/05/2020

Use this time to polish your craft “Vukile Zuma” @vukithecapturer #filmmakers #blackfff #africanfilm

28/04/2020

Lockdown

26/04/2020

It is time for African filmmakers to write their own stories and turn them into motion pictures.#blackfff

25/04/2020

“This is the time to write down those ideas that we always wanted to formulate when we didn’t have enough time” Says Sakhumzi Skhulu Mati @sakhumzi.director #blackfff #filmmakers

23/04/2020

Helping one and another is the Key 🔑.
#blackfff #filmmakers

From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you a good and speedy recovery big bro Idris Alba @officalidriselba64 @official_i...
17/03/2020

From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you a good and speedy recovery big bro Idris Alba @officalidriselba64 @official_idrisalba To all black filmmakers and the world stay safe, Covid 19 is real and dangerous.

Merry Christmas dear friends, may you feel the love this special day brings and a prosperous new year to you all. 🎄🎈🙏🏾
25/12/2019

Merry Christmas dear friends, may you feel the love this special day brings and a prosperous new year to you all. 🎄🎈🙏🏾

The MC of the day, Khanyo Mjamba is a content producer and marketer. He has worked in the film, corporate and online pub...
19/10/2019

The MC of the day, Khanyo Mjamba is a content producer and marketer. He has worked in the film, corporate and online publishing sectors. He has served as Distribution Manager at Big World Cinema where he worked on campaigns for film such as I Am Not Your Negro (BAFTA Best Documentary 2017, Toronto 2016, Berlinale 2017), Democrats (Best Documentary - Tribeca Film Festival 2015) and Run (Cannes 2014). He is an alumnus of the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs network and the Berlinale Talents Market Studio 2016.

International Films1-The Tipping Point DRC   Directed by Fanon Kabwe and Tim    Duration: 30minsSynopsisThe Tipping poin...
19/10/2019

International Films
1-The Tipping Point DRC
Directed by Fanon Kabwe and Tim
Duration: 30mins
Synopsis
The Tipping point DRC is a documentary film about endangered species
in Africa biggest tropical rainforest in western Congo. The film tells
the story of a Congolese self determined lawyer and environmentalist,
on his investigation quest to fight wild life crime of species that will soon
no longer exist as the world is getting closer to a tipping point.

-ISTHISARTORFASHION 1 and 2Duration: 14minsDirected by Simbi Seam NkulaSynopsisIs this Art or Fashion? In this web-based...
19/10/2019

-ISTHISARTORFASHION 1 and 2
Duration: 14mins
Directed by Simbi Seam Nkula

Synopsis
Is this Art or Fashion?
In this web-based mini-documentary series, I focus on artists' lives, biographies and their creative practice. #isthisartorfashion #black_fff #opendesign19

What would a Black Filmmakers Film Festival session be without new experiences.Introducing in partnership with Electric ...
18/10/2019
Le Lac - Trailer

What would a Black Filmmakers Film Festival session be without new experiences.

Introducing in partnership with Electric South a virtual reality viewing of an eco documentary called Le Lac by Nyasha Kadandara. This will be screened during every interval at Open Design Afrika. #immersiveafrica

WINNER OF THE BEST DIGITAL NARRATIVE AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2019.

“Le Lac” is a dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared and insecure. Climate change has made the millions of people who depend on her vulnerable, and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency. In this immersive documentary, step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turned-fisherman, as the lake herself hopes for their survival amidst her scattered ponds.

Over the past 4 years, Electric South VR films have been screened at over 60 film festivals and exhibited across over 34 countries.

Climate change has made the millions of people who depend on her vulnerable, and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency. In this immersive documentary, step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turned-fisherman. Electric South is a non-profit incubator based in Cape Town, South Africa which believes that new technologies must open up spaces for original voices and underrepresented narratives. Electric South collaborates with artists across Africa in emerging storytelling, through labs, production and distribution: providing mentorship, production services, funding and exhibition for a network of artists across Africa to explore their worlds in immersive, interactive content including virtual and augmented reality, web, mobile and digital media. Electric South aims to connect the dots between training artists in creative technology; producing stories, and sharing these stories with their audiences – all in service of developing a robust ecosystem for African storytelling in emerging media.

‘Le Lac’ is an immersive personified journey into Lake Chad, a once rejuvenating source of life for millions now under threat by the climate change and…

Warm-up with a music intervention by @mapumba.music  @ Castle of Good Hope.This Congolese born musicians sound can be de...
18/10/2019

Warm-up with a music intervention by @mapumba.music @ Castle of Good Hope.

This Congolese born musicians sound can be described as African folk and soul with a touch of Afropop amongst other inspirations.

Fatima by Imran Hamdulay.A devout woman defies her family’s wish to enter into an arranged marriage and suffers the trag...
17/10/2019

Fatima by Imran Hamdulay.

A devout woman defies her family’s wish to enter into an arranged marriage and suffers the tragic consequence as a result of her actions.

Imran is a cinephile with a vast knowledge of film history and theory. He is committed to unearthing and supporting unique and provocative South African stories that will propel a new wave of African cinema which will be showcase during Open Design Afrika.

Writer, playwright, filmmaker, director, designer and illustrator, Puleng Lange Stewart will be screening her experiment...
17/10/2019

Writer, playwright, filmmaker, director, designer and illustrator, Puleng Lange Stewart will be screening her experimental film, Jaguars Daughter.

During Open Design Afrika you will witness a visual display of poerty. It is a film adaptation of a poem of the same name, written by Daniel Boodoo-Fortune. The story loosely follows the journey of a woman at three different stages in her life - lessons from life, abandonment and courage caused by the abscence(s) of her father.

Read more about Puleng: https://bit.ly/2Mku7kZ

Let us introduce the first of the local films we will be screening this Sunday at Open Design Afrika. SKAAP is a paranom...
16/10/2019

Let us introduce the first of the local films we will be screening this Sunday at Open Design Afrika.

SKAAP is a paranomal drama by Mzonke Maloney and Darren Christian.

The small suburban town of Schapen is located three hours outside of a large, budding metropolis. The only thing it is known for, is its prolific goat/sheep farming, its meat industry, as well as its affordable middle class dwellings. For many black and coloured families (farm & factory workers), coming from the previously restricted villages & townships, found even further away from the city, moving to Schapen is their first step in attaining upward social mobility. To them the dorpie represents progress and accomplishment, as well as a substantial departure from the life, culture and people they used to know.

This film premiered at the 40th Durban International Film Festival this past July so we are definately in for a treat.

16/10/2019

Brace yourself for 'The Fighter' produced by Tuks Tad Lungu which be will screened at @opendesignafrika this Sunday.

This 7 min short film follows a rural runaway girl and a degraded Zimbabwean boxer bump into each other and discover that they both need to be saved.

Catch this Sci-Fi Thriller written and directed by AFDA film student, Walt Mzengi Open Design Afrika. GULF'Facing a dire...
16/10/2019

Catch this Sci-Fi Thriller written and directed by AFDA film student, Walt Mzengi Open Design Afrika.

GULF

'Facing a dire situation, a woman flees her badly governed homelands; heading north with the desperate dream of finding a better life. Although she later discovers that to be fully accepted into the new community, means losing a part of herself.'

Seed by Jo-Ann Esther Mbulawa. "We worked really hard on this production and believe it has a strong pro-women narrative...
16/10/2019
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Seed by Jo-Ann Esther Mbulawa.

"We worked really hard on this production and believe it has a strong pro-women narrative that we hope will make female audiences feel empowered. We hope that those who are not female identifying will get behind the message of the film too. To be able to share our work with people from different parts of the world is such a dream come true. We were very specific about portraying a universal issue within a South African context..." - Director Jo Mbulawa. 🎬

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The 14th Annual Red Rock Film Festival is looking for filmmakers who would like to preview films for our festival. You decide how many films you can watch, score and discuss in August and part of September. If interested please fill out our volunteer form at:
Avez-vous déjà regardé notre dernier film #BLAACK LUV ? Si oui, invitez vos amis à le découvrir en cliquant sur ce lien ci-dessous. Si non, invitez vos amis à le découvrir en cliquant sur ce lien ci-dessous. "Blaack Luv, je ne sais pas dire JTM. Mais je sais le démontrer."
I hope you signed up for these workshops? They are going to be a blast. Come on out to the Newark Arts Festival Oct 13th for our offerings. RSVP placement going fast,
I know you may not know of us but Can you help with our fundraiser? https://youtu.be/R8yZtMiyaXc https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sidero-records-tha-movie#/ Watch this movie.. $rocmovies, www.paypal.me/rocmovies
New Voices Arts & Media co-presents "Mapping Your Dream" a FREE online crowdfunding master class for filmmakers coming up on April 30th! With Iquo Essien. RSVP now at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfzfYTyESNmr6G2X4ddsqg…
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The 48 Hour Film Project Competition Kicks off on the 31st of August Register your team now! For more information on the competition go to http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/capetown
What does it mean to be a black film maker in Cape Town? #TruthNo1 Laugh at the director's jokes even if they are lame #TruthNo2 Be a trainee for 6 years (atleast you have a job, who cares about what rate you deserve for your experience, you're black) #TruthNo3 If you're a woman prove yourself twice as hard that you know the job you're not just a pretty face (I relate so much) #TruthNo4 If you're not #VelaBahleke "Jaar Bass" then jobs are not guaranteed. We work to be favoured by producers so that every job they get we shall be called. Should you express your feelings be sure that your chances for getting the next job are blur. We would share these stories when we meet at the festivals and other black filmmakers who already made it would be like "but what are you still doing in Cape town, come to Joburg guys, come with us. Johannesburg is a promise land for black filmmakers they say. What if I don't wanna go to Joburg? I was part part of Film Industry Learner Mentorship for a couple of years and my interest was in Post production and I was trained for that "thanks to SAGE for enhancing my skill. I am mostly credited as an assistant editor, I would be interviewed and get the job and when we are about to start shooting they would be like "Zukiswa why don't you go to wardrobe department for this job" and I'd be like no but I'm experienced in this department applied and got accepted here so what's happening" the answer was "atleast you have a job this is the last movie for the season Zukiswa, just go to wardrobe department they'll teach you there. In my place they placed a white boy there. I have a child, it's almost December holiday, reality is it's the last movie for the season and so I agreed and I went to pick up actor's underwears at least I had a job. Maybe I should just be grateful and stop questioning everything. Some of my experience are too sensitive to be shared here but I have seen it all. And I actually do Agree that there's nothing for us here. My dream is to write and produce transformation stories. I have written them and some I have attempted to submit at SABC, some I've shared with family and friends and they'll be like "that is what we should be watching" One day Buli shared with me this series he watched on DStv and when she was sharing I wanted to cry could not tell her why at that time...when she got home I went through my old emails and I pulled discussions we had with some producers and I had the same idea....someone else with resources and right people made it happen. Hear me well I'm not saying my idea was stolen... I want to speak to the black filmmakers now! We have big dreams, we have great ideas. We live the stories, these are our everyday lives the stories that are told but we do not write. We could actually do something about our big dreams but the problem is we are unable to work together as well. We can work together as long as there is no money. Come the day where they mention a budget, for the first time we will not see eye to eye. Are we that hungry? I'm sorry if this will be offensive I am trying to be as sensitive. Reality is being black and with such dreams in Cape Town is hard y'all know that. But do we all have to go to Johannesburg? I actually gave up on my dream and I am working for an airline company cause I got responsibilities I need money and stability. But reality is this is not my dream! And I love Cape Town. #JustWokeAndFeltLikeSharing
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