Berlinale Africa Hub

“The twenty-first century will be an African century”
(Achille Mbembe, Cameroon/South Africa)

“Of the world’s top ten countries with the youngest populations, eight are in sub-Sahara Africa. By 2050, the region will be home to all 10.” (World Bank)

The Berlinale Africa Hub at the EFM taps into this African hotbed of new ideas and is a market platform to rediscover, connect to and get the latest updates from well-known and emerging professionals from all over Sub-Sahara Africa. Apart from functioning as a hub for the fine fleur of African industry professionals, it will enable EFM visitors to set up meetings with them and learn about what going on. The Berlinale Africa Hub is focused first and foremost on changes in the industry triggered by innovations. Numerous talented African filmmakers are increasingly using the newest technology to create film and virtual reality content, and we’re keen on having them in Berlin.

Do you want to know more about new distribution and marketing models in various African countries? Make some time to watch and discover the latest virtual reality and 360° projects by African filmmakers and producers. Get inspired by successful start-ups that are bringing audio-visual content to the African market, and get an overview of African VOD and SVOD platforms that have emerged in the last few years.

The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.


Berlinale Africa Hub
Gropius Park Stand #43
Olaolu Fajembola
Laura Klöckner

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Africa Hub Presentations

Africa Hub Panels

Africa Hub VR Lounge