African filmmakers to market films at 2019 Cannes film festival

Filmmakers, distributors in Africa will be actively participating in the activities of the 2019 Cannes film festival.

Kunle Afolayan, Desmond Elliot and others at the launch of Lagos pavillion at Cannes festival. [The Nation]

The opportunity, Pulse gathered, was made possible by Pavillon Afriques for eight African countries and the Caribbean, including Nigeria, Jamaica, South Africa, Ghana, The Gambia, Tanzania, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso.

It was also gathered that the platform had acquired a venue within the Marché du Film (International film market) of the Cannes Film Festival.

Confirming the move in a statement, Pavillon Afrique said, 'African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders in the industry will have the opportunity to showcase contents and unique potential at the 2019 Cannes international film festival.

The African filmmakers, distributors, and artists will interact, sell films, find partners and expand their professional network with other film industry professionals at Marché du Film, world’s biggest film market.'

The film stakeholder from different African countries are to discuss, trade, make deals and take advantage of the unique atmosphere at the Festival.

The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to hold on May 12, 2019, to May 25, 2019, in France.

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