Africa Produce co-production forum will run in June in Spain.
Ten African film directors will get the opportunity to introduce their new projects to Spanish film producers and TV commissioning editors at the third Africa Produce Co-Production Forum which takes place during the 8th Tarifa African Film Festival (June 11-19) in Spain.
Africa Produce received 41 entries from 17 African countries this year, doubling the amount of entries in comparison to last year’s forum.
Four main feature projects and three documentaries were selected from the list of 41 including Donald Mugisha and Jamie Tayler’s feature The Boda Boda Thieves (Uganda, South Africa) and the documentary Un Día Vi 10.000 Elefantes (Equatorial Guinea, Spain) by Pere Ortín, Ramón Esono.
“We would like to thank very much to the participants in the third Africa Produce Forum. We are convinced that we won´t fail their trust. All the participating projects already proved that they deserve to be converted into films, which will represent African continent in the coming years,” said Carlos Domínguez, coordinator of the forum.
To enrich the forum, three projects have been specially invited to participate – two from Spain as they focus on African stories and project African authors or protagonists and one documentary from Egypt that relates to this winter’s peaceful revolution.
The third Africa Produce Forum is supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID), Department of Culture of Andalusia and Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA).