Friday - Wednesday, 11 am - 1 pm

Who are the movers and shakers in the creative industry of the African continent? In our daily presentation sessions, visionaries and developers present their ideas and intitaitives for the African film industry.

Each presentation slot consists of a 15-min pitch and a 15-min Q&A.


Berlinale Africa Hub
1st floor, Marriott Hotel

Please note that the information currently given below refers to the Berlinale Africa Hub 2020 and is shown in order to offer a general insight. All relevant content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.


11 - 11.30 am
Sunbox: Creating Inclusive Cinemas
Nozuko Poni (Sunbox, South Africa)

11.30 am - 12 noon
10 Years Africa International Film Festival – Breaking Borders
Chioma Onyenwe (AFRIFF, Nigeria)

12 noon - 12.30 pm
APASER: Launching a Mobile App for Screenwriters and Directors in Africa
Laza (APASER, Madagascar)

12.30 - 1 pm
Sudu Connexion: Distributing & Selling African Content Worldwide
Ibee Ndaw (Sudu Connexion, France)

11 - 11.30 am
British Film Institute: An Overview on Doing Business with the UK
Neil Peplow, Chantell Burrell (BFI, UK)

11.30 am - 12 noon
Jump on the Bus: A Pan-African VR Project for African Space Makers
Vincenzo Cavallo Faras (TheNrbBus, Kenya), Sönke Kirchhof (INVR, Germany)

12 noon - 12.30 pm
Dox Box: Mission – Liberate the Image
Jihan El-Tahri (Dox Box, Germany)

12.30 - 1 pm
Investment Potentials and Profitability of the Nigerian Film Industry & the Role of the NFC
Dr. Chidia Maduekwe (Nigerian Film Corporation, Nigeria)

11 - 11.30 am
Terra Media: Make a Social Impact with Your Story
Jie-Ming Chung, Mikkel Juel Iversen (Terra Media, UK)

11.30 am - 12 noon
Opportunities for Co-Production with Ethiopia
Mehret Mandefro (Area 51 Film, Ethiopia), Abraham Gezahagne (Abricom Multimedia, Ethiopia)

12 noon - 12.30 pm
Jamaica: Discovering Alternative Ways for Co-Productions
Renee Robinson (Jamaica Film Commission, Jamaica)

12.30 pm - 1 pm
SENTOO: A Pan-African Initiative Encouraging South-South Co-Productions
Hicham Falah (Agadir Intl Documentary FF, Morocco), Faissol Gnonlonfin (Merveilles Production, Benin)

11 - 11.30 am
Foodies: An Edutainment TV Series for Kids & Families Made in Ghana – A Model for African Countries
Jarreth Merz, Sinne Mutsaers (Urban Republic, Ghana / USA)

11.30 am - 12 noon
Country Queen – New Strategies for Financing Series
Ravi Karmalker, Waltraud Ehrhardt (Good Karma Fiction, Germany / Kenya)

12 noon - 12.30 pm
Building Infrastructures for Social Impact Movies on the African Continent
Simon Inou (Fresh Magazin, Cameroun / Austria), Katharina Weingartner (Pooldoks, Austria)

11 - 11.30 am
Atlas Workshops @ Marrakech IFF – Supporting a New Generation of African & Arab Filmmakers
Rémi Bonhomme, Thibaut Bracq (Marrakech IFF, Morocco)

11.30 am - 12 noon
Vumicentral: A Vendor-Driven Pan-African Platform for Film and Distribution
Wilfred Kiumi (Africa Digital Media Institute & Studios, Kenya / UK)

12 noon - 12.30 pm – An Online Directory for Film Professionals in Africa and the Diaspora
Jacqueline Nsiah, Marc-André Schmachtel (Goethe Institute, Germany)

12.30 pm - 1 pm
WCF: ACP Makes the Difference – Optimising Cooperation & Funding Opportunities
Vincenzo Bugno, Isona Admettla Font (World Cinema Fund, Germany)

11 - 11.30 am
Follow the Nile: Strengthening Co-Productions And Networks Between East And North Africa
Frank Albers, Cindy Mbae (Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany)

11.30 am - 12 noon
From Home to the Big Screen: Elevating Grassroots Filmmakers to Support the Growth of the Industry
Annette Uwizeye (Nano Studios, Rwanda)

12 noon - 12.30 pm
Sisters in Film: A Collective of Women Filmmakers Championing Voices From the MENA Region and the Diaspora
Dina Naser (Sisters in Film MENA, Jordan)