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"REALNESS" A residency for African feature screenwriters - An opportunity to never miss

Introduced by Urucu Media, a South Africa based independent film production company, "REALNESS" is a new residency for African feature screenwriters that will take place for its first edition next year from June throughout August.
Culture News | Nov 2nd 2015, 08:59

Call for film projects: Durban FilmMart 2016 opens call for project submissions

Durban FilmMart, one of world's big feature film markets which takes place during the Durban International Film Festival, opens for project submissions in both narrative and documentary films for its 7th edition, which will take place during the festival in summer 2016.
Culture News | Oct 30th 2015, 15:47

The Mpamira Sisters are reviving their mother's legacy in African fashion

Fashion is a legacy in the Mpamira family. The family's mother was a seamstress but the fate did not grant her more time to live her dream as she passed away leaving her dream unfulfilled.
Culture News | Oct 27th 2015, 11:22

Umutoma/Sweetnothings: when film meets poetry (Review)

Umutoma/Sweetnothings, a debut feature film by Rwandan filmmaker John Kwezi tells a dilemmatic situation of Bwiza, a young lady who must choose her love of life between Richard - a poor mechanic who offers her nothing other than sweet romantic words and a rich guy with a promising future.
Culture News | Oct 14th 2015, 12:01

Rwanda Christian Film Festival extends the submissions deadline

For its fifth edition, the Rwanda Christian Film Festival a film festival dedicated to promoting the gospel driven films and music videos extends its film and music video submission and Screenwriting workshop registration deadline to October 20.
Culture News | Oct 2nd 2015, 17:06

“RAYILA”, An award winning Short film about baby abandonment is released on Youtube (WATCH IT HERE)

Every year in Rwanda and elsewhere around the world, a number of babies are abandoned anonymously by their mothers some killed, others alive.
Culture News | Sep 25th 2015, 15:05

Rwanda: Maisha Film Lab funded short film shooting kicked off today in Kigali

After concluding 8 days Lab in Kigali on August 8; the mentor chosen short script from 14 lab participants received the production grant of $5000 to produce the 10 minutes short film.
Culture News | Sep 18th 2015, 14:36

African Film Consortium: A Pan-African movement to foster African cinema development

From South to North, East to West and Islands comprising the 54-nations land known as Cradle of humanity plus the Diaspora around the globe, there comes the African Film Consortium: A Pan-African movement devoted to unite African filmmakers so as to foster the African cinema development.
Culture News | Sep 16th 2015, 10:49

Three Rwandan films lead their way to Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2015

From Bwiza's romantic dilemma to the story of expulsion of Rwandans in Tanzania, to the story of the champion Rayisi who looks beyond his disability to triumph in cycling 3 Rwandan films (two shorts and one feature) made the selection to the 6th SVAFF.
Culture News | Aug 27th 2015, 16:57

Hakim Abdul-Samad: a man who grew up in Hollywood and now living in Africa – an inspiration for African artists/filmmakers

Born on March 26, 1975 in Carson, California, USA as Hakim Abdul-Samad, he is the legend in world music and film who worked with Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Akon among other big names, and whose together with his brothers formed group album "The Boys" sold platinum in 1980s.
Culture News | Aug 25th 2015, 16:03

Rwanda Christian Film Festival calls for films and music videos submissions

For its fifth edition, the Rwanda Christian Film Festival - a film festival dedicated to promoting the gospel driven films and music videos opens for submissions, plus registration for Screenwriting workshop for this year's festival which is scheduled for November 15-22.
Culture News | Aug 19th 2015, 13:35

Kivu Ruhorahoza’s Things of Aimless Wanderer listed on The Guardian’s 5 films about Africa to see this summer

It's quite good news for Kivu Ruhorahoza as well as his country: Rwanda, as his Sundance premiered 2nd feature film Things of Aimless Wanderer made it on the list of The Guardians critic for the 5 films about Africa to watch this summer.
Culture News | Aug 10th 2015, 15:46

Maisha Film Lab (Kigali screenwriting Lab 2015) concludes with Benko Pluvier winning $5000 production grant

Eight days of intensive screenwriting lab conducted by Maisha Film Lab for its fifth year in Rwanda, comes to the wrap this Thursday, August 06, 2015 at Kwetu Film Institute.
Culture News | Aug 6th 2015, 18:45

Miss Kundwa Doriane reveals the truth about her presence at Miss FESPAM 2015.

On the 18th July 2015, Miss Kundwa Doriane was able to participate in Miss FESPAM 2015. Even though most people thought it was supposed to be her first runner up Uwase Raissa Vanessa.
Culture News | Jul 29th 2015, 17:54

Maisha Film Lab announces 15 participants selected for Rwanda screenwriting Lab 2015

Maisha Film Lab, an East African training initiative for inspiring filmmakers announced 15 winners for its 5th Rwandan lab which is to be conducted in Kigali, Rwanda, in the backdrop of Rwanda film festival from July 30 to August 6.
Culture News | Jul 23rd 2015, 14:04

Miss Kundwa Doriane goes to Congo Brazzaville for Miss FESPAM competition

In the afternoon of Saturday 18th July 2015, Miss Rwanda 2015, Kundwa Doriane has taken a flight to Brazzaville to attend the Miss FESPAM, the biennial beauty contest that takes place during the FESPAM (Pan African Music Festival).
Culture News | Jul 20th 2015, 12:27

Discover Sri Lanka through Ruwanthie De Chickera

From July 11 to July 12, 2015; Mashirika Performing and Media Company brought the world to Rwanda into Ubumuntu Arts Festival, and among participating countries, there was Sri Lanka.
Culture News | Jul 16th 2015, 13:22

Miss Akiwacu Colombe takes a step in business with a package of advice to her fellow girls.

Miss Akiwacu Colombe is now in the business zone. She has been recognized lately in different activities such as opening an organization called Three Cord organization and being involved in some NGOs activities. And well, now she is taking a step in business.
Culture News | Jul 15th 2015, 16:53

Do you want to know how Kansiime Anne balances her work and marriage?

Kansiime Anne is an international comedian who mostly everyone likes and enjoys her comedy. As she is a comedian, she is also a wife at home. I bet you are wondering how she balances her busy work and marriage. Well heres the secret behind.
Culture News | Jul 13th 2015, 16:23

Ubumuntu Arts Festival: Hope Azeda’s brainchild is coming to life this weekend

Ubumuntu Arts Festival, Mashirikas Hope Azeda brainchild is finally coming to the world this weekend, on July 11 and 12 at Kigali Genocide Memorial Centers amphitheatre.
Culture News | Jul 10th 2015, 11:31

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