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iW NEWS | Focus Establishes Program For African Filmmakers

iW NEWS | Focus Establishes Program For African Filmmakers

Focus Features has announced an initiative exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence. The Africa First Program is offering participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for production and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and utilizing the resources of the film industry there. Complete details on Africa First – including application information – here. “It’s about time the American film industry took a more active interest in the enormous filmmaking talents emerging in Africa,” said Focus CEO James Schamus. “Everyone at Focus is excited to be a part of this initiative.” [Peter Knegt]

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