Africa Hub Talks
Friday - Tuesday, 3.30 - 4.30 pm

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Get the latest insights into the African film industry. The daily talks within the Berlinale Africa Hub tackle market-relevant topics in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.


Berlinale Africa Hub
1st floor, Marriott Hotel

Africa Hub Talks


The Africa Hub Talks take place from 8th to 12th February.

Opening of the Berlinale Africa Hub
2.30 - 3 pm

Opening of the Berlinale Africa Hub with Words of Welcome by Michelle Müntefering (Secretary of State for International Cultural Policy, German Federal Foreign Office) followed bytwo short keynotes by Lara Preston (The Ladima Foundation, South Africa) and Tsitsi Dangarembga (African Women Filmmakers Hub, Zimbabwe).

The Opening will be followed by our first Africa Hub Talk.

Inclusive Network Building: African Women Film Professionals
3 - 4 pm

Focusing on network building through online repertories, this panel will foreground the strategies, organizations and individuals that aim at creating a self-empowering, self-enabling inclusive network of African women film professionals.

Tsitsi Dangarembga (AWFH, Zimbabwe)
Bongiwe Selanie (Producer, South Africa)
Mmabatho Kau (Producer, South Africa)
Edima Otuokon (The Ladima Foundation, South Africa)

Moderated by Katarina Hedrén (Goethe Institute, South Africa)

Europe-Africa: Towards a New Framework for Co-Production and Distribution
3.30 - 4.30 pm

The panel will focus on the presentation of the latest EU-ACP Culture Programme’s new modality to support co-production. It will also explore the professional opportunities made available by the MICA within the framework of the next FESPACO (24-28th February).

Giorgio Ficarelli (EU)
Denise Richert (EU)
Berni Goldblat (CineGuimbi, Burkina Faso)
Alain Modot (MICA/FESPACO, France)


The African Film Market of the Future
3.30 - 4.30 pm

In the midst of a fast-changing African film market, this talk tackles the state of the different African film markets and their potential and visions. It showcases different film markets, focuses on collaborative relations as well as synergies with other platforms like the Berlinale Africa Hub and explores their opportunities and limits.

Elias Ribeiro (Urucu Meda & Realness, South Africa)
Toni Monty (Durban FilmMart, South Africa)
Edima Otuokon (DISCOP, USA)
Matthijs Wouter Knol (EFM/Berlinale Africa Hub, Germany)

Moderated by Tiny Mungwe (Producer, South Africa)

BUFIS: Re-Inventing African Cinema & Challenging Migration Narratives
3.30 - 4.30 pm

Dealing with the big dream, bringing an unknown side of contemporary Somali pop culture and its everlasting nomadic soul to the screen.

Vincenzo Cavallo (Cultural Video Production, Kenya)

Moderated by Rodney Charles (Producer / Director / Writer, UK)

In cooperation with World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents and Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Spotlight: Ethiopia’s Emerging Film Industry
3.30 - 4.30 pm

Ethiopia is one of the up-and-coming film markets in Africa, has a vibrant filmmaking scene and an audience craving for local content. This session introduces key-players and new initiatives from Addis Abeba in search of international collaborations.

Tigist Kebede (Habesha View, UK)
Beza Hailu Lemma (Director, Ethiopia)
Henok Mebratu (Director, Ethiopia)

Moderated by Martha Fessehatzion (Actress, Germany)