Friday-Wednesday, February 16-21, 11 am-1 pm

Who are the movers and shakers in the creative industry of the African continent? Find out more about the African visionaries and developers in daily presentations.

The Berlinale Africa Hub Presentations will take place daily from Feb 16 to Feb 21 from 11am to 1pm. Each presentation slot consists of a 15-min pitch and a 15-min Q&A.


Berlinale Africa Hub
Stand #002, Gropius Park

Presentations Programme

11 am-11.30 am
Wesgro and the African Film Commissions Network
Monica Rorvik (Wesgro Film and Media Promotion, South Africa)

11.30 am-12 noon
Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
Dorota Lech (Hot Docs, Canada)

12 noon-12.30 pm
Bilateral Treaties – When It Makes Business Sense to Co-Produce with South Africa
Marc Schwinges (Underdog Productions, South Africa)

11.30 am-12 noon
Developing Marketing Strategies to Finding New Partners and Distributors
Amani Papy (Burundi Film Center, Burundi)

12 noon-12.30 pm
Nollywood and the Birth of a Travel Film Festival
Grace Evaly (Nollywood Germany, Germany)

12.30-1 pm
REALNESS - Development Residency- African Films from an African Perspective
Elias Ribeiro (Urucu Media, South Africa)

11-11.30 am
A Safer Workspace: Gender Equality in Africa
Aliki Saragas, Zoe Chiriseri, Sara Blecher (SWIFT)

11.30 am-12 noon
Framing The Shot: Key Industry Trends In African Film
Dayo Ogunyemi (234 Media, Kenya/South Africa)

12 noon-12.30 pm
DIFFA /Orange Studios a Team for the African Film Production
Alain Modot (DIFFA, France/Ivory Coast)

12.30-1 pm
Tosala: The Joint Production Initiative from Congo
Tshoper Kabambi (Bimpa Productions, DR Congo)

11-11.30 am
Market Linkage and Distribution for Young Filmmakers
Chike Maduegbuna (Afrinolly, Nigeria) & Tanja Sakota (Wits Film and Television, South Africa)

11.30 am-12 noon
The NRB-Bus: Filmmaking and Spacemaking in Nairobi, Kenya
Vincenzo Cavallo (Cultural Video Production, Kenya)

12 noon-12.30 pm
Durban FilmMart: Collaborations and Interventions in the African Film Industry
Toni Monty (Durban FilmMart, South Africa )

12.30-1 pm
Empowering Independent African Filmmakers - Docubox and AfriDocs
Don Edkins (AfriDocs, South Africa) and Judy Kibinge & Peter Mudamba (Docubox, Kenya)

11-11.30 am
Distribution of Niche Content
Betty Sulty-Johnson (Trace, France )

11.30 am-12 noon
Namibia – The Portal to Africa (Funding Opportunities and Co-Productions
Joel Haikali (Namibia Film Commission, Namibia)

12 noon-12.30 pm
ZIFF 2018: Web Series, Music Video and the Revolution of Visual and Special Effects
Fabrizio Colombo&Daniel Nyalusi (Zanzibar IFF, Tanzania)

12.30-1 pm
Rencontres du Film Court: The African Short Film Festival in Madagascar
Laza (Rencontres du Film Court Madagasikara, Madagascar)

11-11.30 am
Showcase: Positioning African Films in the International Market
Philipp Hoffmann (Rushlake Media, Germany)

11.30 am-12 noon
AWOTELE, the Pan-African Film Critic Magazine
Claire Diao (Awotele, France)

12 noon-12.30 pm
Film Distribution as a Social-Cultural Exchange between the European and African Markets
Nicolai Niemann & Nkiru Niemann (GreenMe Global Festival, Germany)