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Joel Karekezi’s Imbabazi: The Pardon is released on Amazon through Global Lens Collection

I've talked about this in almost 2 years ago when the debut feature by Rwandan filmmaker Joel Karekezi was picked for distribution by Global Film Initiative through its Global Lens Collection.
Culture News | Jan 29th 2016, 15:13

Rwanda’s Got An Oscars Committee! Which film should represent the country?

Since the country's film industry birth, Rwanda has never been Eligible to submit a film for Consideration to Academy Awards in Foreign Language Category.
Culture News | Jan 29th 2016, 12:26

Four Rwandan Short Films selected at 5th Luxor African Film Festival

As the 5th Edition of fast growing African Film Festival Luxor African Film Festival revealed its Short Film in Competition and Students Films official Selection, 4 Short Films by Rwandan Directors made the cut on the list.
Culture News | Jan 26th 2016, 09:18

Mashariki African Film Festival opens submissions for African Short Films for its second Edition 2016

For its second edition which is taking place in Kigali from 6th to 12th March 2016, Mashariki African Film Festival (MAAFF), under the Theme Cinema unites Africa is calling for African Filmmakers to submit their Short Films for Consideration.
Culture News | Jan 11th 2016, 11:16

Netflix is now in Rwanda. What for the country’s content industry?

Netflix is an American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs and Blu-ray Disc are sent via Permit Reply Mail.
Culture News | Jan 8th 2016, 15:33

Maisha Film Lab to kick off its series of Screenwriting Workshops from the Rwandan Lab – Apply Now

In its 2016 Program of Screenwriting Workshops in East African target countries, Maisha Film Lab has announced that the first of 4 labs in the series will be the Rwandan lab which is to take place in the backdrop of Mashariki African Film Festival in March 2016.
Culture News | Dec 22nd 2015, 16:21

Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" is the Opening film for the Second Edition of Mashariki African Film Festival which comes in March 2016

"Cinema unites Africa" was announced as the theme of focus for the second edition of Mashariki African Film Festival which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 6th-12th March, 2016.
Culture News | Dec 15th 2015, 09:47

Urucu Media's REALNESS Updates: Number of submissions received so far, New Partners secured and Reminder for Submissions

One month ago, we published the announcement on our website that Urucu Media announced the call for submissions for REALNESS, a Pan African screenwriter's residency which aims to provide the continent's best emerging writing talents the necessary time, space and support to develop their unique cinematic vision.
Culture News | Dec 14th 2015, 15:26

URUSARO International Women Film Festival, a - women filmmakers dedicated - film festival kicks off from December 6th in Kigali

URUSARO International Women Film Festival is a new film festival born in the thousand hills dedicated to promoting women filmmakers is kicking off from December 6th running throughout December 12 in Kigali.
Culture News | Nov 30th 2015, 13:45

Two Rwandan Young Filmmakers Contending for Africa Youth Awards – Voting Required

Two Rwandan Young Filmmakers: Samuel Ishimwe Karemangingo and Muhire Jean Claude stand along other Youth from across Africa contending for Personalities of the Year in different categories in Africa Youth Awards 2015.
Culture News | Nov 25th 2015, 10:18

Maison Sere crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man but runner-up accuses judges of bias

Maison Sere was crowned winner of the annual Mr. Ugly Zimbabwecompetition in Harare which saw 35 contestants take to the stage but the Runner-up cried foul, accusing judges of crowning a too handsome man.
Culture News | Nov 24th 2015, 12:28

Miss Vanessa Uwase finalizes in Top 5 Acting Students in Acting Workshop in Nollywood

Held during the African International Film Festival from November 8 to 15th, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria, The Acting Workshop sponsored by Africa Magic was dedicated at teaching emerging actors from across the continent to master their craft, empower and make them better actors.
Culture News | Nov 16th 2015, 11:41

Muhire Jean Claude Releases his Feature Film on YouTube (Watch it Here for Free)

LIZA is the first feature film written and produced by Muhire Jean Claude, a Rwandan writer, producer and social worker. The film tells a story of Liza, a young orphaned girl who faces the mistreatment and multiple rapes by her uncle who adopted her from an orphanage.
Culture News | Nov 13th 2015, 10:36

Zimbabwe to host Mr Ugly for Third time from the outnumbered contest entries

Zimbabwe hosts its Mr. Ugly Contest since 2012. For the Third time, the number of entries to compete for the coveted pageant finals has grown to 36 over the weekend, forcing the organizers to hold three different semi-finals so that they could trim down the number to 12 finalists.
Culture News | Nov 12th 2015, 15:07

Black Models still Face the Racism in Fashion Industry

Fashion Industry is one of Cultural and Entertainment industries that are running the World. Yet, the Red Light for Racism is still Ticking in this industry, where Black Models claim to have always faced racism wherever they go.
Culture News | Nov 12th 2015, 10:25

Biyi Bandele's Half of A Yellow Sun panned for not being for Nigerians. Why Does This Always Happen?

Half of A Yellow Sun, a Nigerian War Drama film which is set in 1960s during Nigeria-Biafra war has been a subject of controversy being accused of being a not-for-Nigerians film even if it tells a Nigerian Story.
Culture News | Nov 11th 2015, 13:36

Rwanda attends the African Cinema Business Symposium

To take place on this Tuesday, November 10 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria during the African International Film Festival, African Cinema Business Symposium is the Pan-African Film Consortium organized business conference to discuss the Sustainable Business Framework for African Cinema.
Culture News | Nov 9th 2015, 14:55

Eric Kabera wins the Humanitarian Award for his Documentary “Intore”

Intore, a documentary film by Eric Kabera has won the International Film Festival Federation (IFFF) Humanitarian Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony this Sunday at the Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, USA.
Culture News | Nov 6th 2015, 17:47

A group of Rwandan Filmmakers produce the first Rwandan Action thriller film on a less than $1000 budget (Pictures and Videos)

Ace of Heart is the first action-thriller feature film ever produced in Rwanda by a group of Rwandan young filmmakers on a string budget of lesser than $1000.
Culture News | Nov 5th 2015, 09:15

A film about South African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu in preps, starring Forest Whitaker

To be directed by a French director Roland Joff who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Michael Ashton, "The Archbishop and the Antichrist" is a new film about another prominent African figure, a South African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu.
Culture News | Nov 4th 2015, 14:33

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