By News Investigators – CINEAFRI, an innovative network that offers free memberships to individual filmmakers and companies and institutions working in African film is scheduled for launch in London.
The platform accepts African film and and video makers in any capacity, regardless of location, age or nationality to come together to have their own profile pages, and enjoy free advertising and posting privileges throughout.
“CINEAFRI offers African filmmakers and related companies and institutions a meeting place, where they can reach out to each other; recruit and offer talent, skills and facilities; and share videos and news with their fans,” its founder and London-based Ghanaian filmmaker, Ishmael Fiifi Annobil said in a release on Monday.
According to Mr. Annobil, CINEAFRI is a logical response to the giant strides African filmmakers are making against all odds, and their need for global visibility, as credible modern artists. To that end,CINEAFRI has been designed to inspire serious film making, through the exchange of ideas and osmosis, and help develop the authentic African film language.
“For once, filmmakers in Africa have a forum that shines a light on their contributions to film history, and enables them to interact and collaborate with their peers everywhere,“ says Annobil.
Non-members can watch videos and read news and job ads for free, but they cannot post or apply for advertised jobs. However, in order not to miss out on possible membership, all visitors are advised to view Cineafri’s extensive eligibility list here: http://cineafri.com/eligibility-list.
CINEAFRI is currently headquartered in London, UK, and it aims to open an operational office in Ghana or Nigeria later this year. There are also plans for other language versions of the portal.