African Filmmakers! The Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles Announces Call for Submissions for 2014!

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The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions Film Festival Set to Celebrate 22 Years of Cinematic Journeys Around the World LOS ANGELES – The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its call for submissions. The 22nd annual … Read More

Cannes Film Festival: ETHIOPIAN FILMMAKERS SELECTED TO ATTEND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL!

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_Yidnekachew Shumete (center) while directing  his upcoming feature ³Nishan²

We are excited to see the remarkable progrees our filmmakers are making both on the continent and internationally. Ladybrille salutes the Ethiopian Filmmakers below who have been selected to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France later this year. “(ADDIS ABABA / MONACO – April 26th, 2012 – The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film … Read More

African Cinema: Viva! Riva Film Review

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Drugs may be the contraband of choice in most modern, American crime capers, but this African adventure revolves around a present-day black market in petroleum. The picture’s protagonist is Riva (Patsha Bay), a petty thief who has commandeered a truckload of gasoline across the Angolan border into the Congo with plans to resell it in his hometown of Kinshasa where … Read More

African Cinema: Filmmakers Apply for the 2011 Africa First Short Film Program

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“The Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program supports films that aspire to artistic excellence and accomplished storytelling, and substantially contribute to the development of local film industries. Award recipients of the 2011 Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program can use award money received from Africa First to complete initial production and to pay for post-production costs such as … Read More

African Cinema: Watch “White Hunters” Starring Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo and Funke Akindele (Nollywood Movie)

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Lawyer turned successful actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele graces the cover of TW (Today’s Woman) Magazine. Congratulations to the actress! It is also a good cue for us at Ladybrille to help you jumpstart your weekend with the Nollywood blockbuster “White Hunters” starring the talented trio of Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo and Funke Akindele. Online Distributor: Youtube/Nollywood Love Genre: Comedy … Read More

Ladybrille Music: Bantu ft. Nneka (Official Video)

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The official video for Bantu’s ‘Waiting’ featuring Nneka is out. The two did the song for the movie ‘Relentless’ where Nneka also makes her acting debut. Written and directed by Nigeria’s Andy Amadi Okoroafor, Relentless is “a haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africa’s throbbing megacity Lagos, and the effects of war and loss.

19th Annual Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles Kicks off Today, Six African Films Will Be Shown

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The 19th Annual Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles kicks off today with writer and director Russ Parr’s “35 and Ticking” film premiere tonight. Expected at the premiere are many of Black Hollywood celebrities and a few African celebrities including Ngo Okafor and Ghana’s A-List Actress Nadia Buari. Throughout the event which will be held from today February 16th-23rd, 2011, … Read More