Festivals and Markets
Now in its 16th year, the New African Film Festival is presented by AFI, Africa World Now Project and afrikafé, and brings the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent and across the diaspora to the Washington, DC, area.
Distribution of the award winning film at the multi arts cinema, Rich Mix International Premier, of Enchained
‘This is magic realism at its best. Combining breath-taking landscapes with superb performances piqued by humour and irony, Tafesse takes the audience by storm in a tense and moving ethnological drama suffused with passion, jealousy and bitter anger of the traditional Ethiopian establishment‘ ~ filmuforia
Co-presented by AFI Silver, Africa World Now Project and afrikafé, Enchained the movie was selected as the opening film at the New African Film Festival with an additional screenings added while opening night was sold out.
The festival showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent and across the diaspora.
habeshaview had also facilitated for the Ethiopian based director Moges Tafesse and lead actor Zerihun Mulatu to be present at the opening and q&a followed by a reception for industry players
First Ethiopian Film Delegation Heads to European Film Market
The delegation had opportunities to introduce Ethiopia at the European film market (It all starts here – European Film Market (efm-berlinale.de) and pitch films and projects for collaborations, financing and co-producing opportunities to the world.
IEFTA Shine Spotlight on Ethiopia at Berlinale
Tigist Kebede, operations director of habeshaview, was a panellist at the Africa Hub Talk on the ‘Role of TV for the African Continent and its Diasporas’. Other panellist included DeShuna Spencer (kweli TV, USA), Eve Accrombesi (EDAN TV, UK). It was moderated by Coréon Dú (Creative Director, Angola). Tuesday, 25 Feb, 3.30 – 4.30 pm, Africa Hub (Africa Hub (variety.com)
Berlinale’s Africa Hub Hosts Innovative Voices
habeshaview dinner with special guests, diplomats and other VIPs to connect and network for those with links to Ethiopia and the international film industry.
The Durban FilmMart Institute presented the Africa’s premiere film industry market as an online event (due to Covid) with an audience of over 3000 industry professionals from Africa and the world.
The panels focused on the African film industry, and habeshaview was invited to the program as its leading the way on bringing local quality content in an innovation way to diaspora audiences.
Tigist Kebede of habeshaview, the Ethiopian-based multimedia platform have shared her expertise on ‘The Role of TV for the African Continent and its Diasporas’
Panelists alongside habeshaview’s Tigist Kebede included DeShuna Spencer of kweliTV, Wilfred Kiumi of Africa Digital Media Group, Bob Perfect of Almost Perfect Media, Thandeka Zwana of Indigenous Film Distribution, Khanyo Mjamba of Gaba Media, and Mayenzeke Baza of AAA Entertainment.