The dream of a united Africa is alive, but xenophobia and lack of free trade remain a challenge
25 May – Johannesburg, South Africa: Africa has more success in the international arena, with Africans elected to positions of significant power within international organisations. However, the continent still faces significant challenges when it comes to promoting continental integration through free trade, peace and security, infrastructure and cultural diplomacy. These are some of the findings from the recently launched literature review, One Africa: Pan-African dream or reality?, by narrative change organization Africa No Filter.
Nine African filmmakers to watch in 2023
19 May - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: A horror story set at a Kenyan lodge, a documentary about a dying language, and a tale about the trials and tribulations of travelling with an African passport — these are some of the films that have been awarded funds through Africa No Filter’s Last Mile Film Fund.
12 African cities vying for the most culturally vibrant on the continent
28 April 2023: Nairobi, Kenya - Johannesburg is the most culturally vibrant city in Africa, according to the Creative Vibrancy Index for Africa (CVIA) that ranks how 12 African cities support and enable the arts, culture, and creative industries.
12 villes africaines se disputent le titre de ville la plus dynamique du continent sur le plan culturel.
28 avril 2023 : Nairobi, Kenya - Johannesburg est la ville la plus dynamique d'Afrique sur le plan culturel, selon l'indice de vibration créative pour l'Afrique (CVIA), qui classe la manière dont 12 villes africaines soutiennent et favorisent les arts, la culture et les industries créatives.
New comedy grant to boost African comedians with funding and mentorship
30 March - Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Narrative change organization Africa No Filter today announced a new fund aimed at boosting the careers of emerging African comedians.
Une nouvelle bourse pour les humoristes africains à travers un financement et un mentorat
30 mars - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire : L'organisation de changement narratif Africa No Filter a annoncé aujourd'hui la création d'un nouveau fonds destiné à stimuler les carrières des humoristes africains émergents.
7 steps to take your idea for a TV show from pitch to production
There has never been a better time to tell African stories made for TV. Homegrown platforms like Multichoice are expanding their local content and looking for fresh African stories.
5 things you can do to produce Oscar award winning documentaries
African stories and storytellers are making their mark in the world of film and taking their careers to dazzling heights in the process. Writer, producer and director Pippa Elrich joined the Africa No Filter Academy for a fire-side chat about her career and Oscar award winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher.
Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to new report
2 February - Johannesburg, South Africa: Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to the Who is Influencing Who? Unpacking Youth and Influence in Africa report.