Festival to offer selected titles on VOD platform AfricanFilms.tv

The African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT, June 11 - 19), is partnering with video-on-demand platform AfricanFilms.tv in a move to bring the festival’s 500 title back catalogue to viewers and support the local film industry.

AfricaFilm.tv CEO, Mr. Enrico Chiesa, said of the site, which is due to launch in June: “AfricaFilms.tv is very transparent and straight forward. It is commercial, but the focus is on the African filmmaker. Right holders get 50% of revenue, have online access to the back office and the cession of rights is non-exclusive.”

“We hope to provide the platform with 20-30 titles from our library per year. Securing the rights and all the materials related will take time and effort, but we are convinced this is the right platform for us and for the filmmakers,” said Mrs. Mane Cisneros, director of FCAT.

FCAT, approaching its eighth edition, will screen over 100 African films and features pitching opportunity the ‘Africa Produce’ forum. Six projects will be selected by the FCAT jury and their directors will be present at the festival. Speaking of the initiative, Carlos Domínguez, Africa Produce‘s co-ordinator said: “We aim to continue promoting co-production between Africa and Spain. Two films, from Senegal and Mali, presented in the previous editions are now in development.”