In a groundbreaking initiative, the National Film Authority of Ghana (NFA) has forged a strategic partnership with Nigeria’s FilmOne Group and Ghana’s Silverbird Cinema to present the historic Africa Cinema Summit (ACS) in Accra. Scheduled to take place from November 14 to 16 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel and Silverbird Cinema, this landmark event promises to shape the trajectory of African cinema.
The ACS is set to spotlight contemporary African films and engage industry enthusiasts with a range of purpose-driven sessions. Attendees can anticipate bespoke business matchmaking events, illuminating panel discussions, and inspiring keynote speeches by prominent African industry leaders. Moreover, the summit will facilitate dedicated networking opportunities, fostering connections among participants.
Embracing the pivotal role of cinema in transforming societies, cultures, and economies, Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, CEO of the National Film Authority of Ghana, underscores the significance of this momentous gathering. As Africa’s youthful population continues to burgeon, the ACS emerges as a potent platform to explore and harness cinema’s potential.
Moses Babatope, co-Founder and Group Deputy Managing Director of Nigeria’s FilmOne Group, expresses enthusiasm for the ACS, viewing it as an unparalleled avenue for shaping the cinema landscape in Africa. The summit’s collective vision is to ignite partnerships that will invigorate the continent’s cinema ecosystem.
Funmi Onuma, Country Manager of Silverbird Cinemas, Ghana, underlines their commitment to propelling the Ghanaian film industry forward. The collaboration with NFA for the ACS represents a transformative stride towards vibrant industry discussions and a more promising future for African cinema.
With this pioneering event, Ghana is poised to lead and catalyze the dialogue surrounding African cinema’s potential for growth and global impact.
The National Film Authority of Ghana is a government body mandated to enforce the legal framework for the production, regulation, nurturing and development of the Ghanaian film industry, and for the distribution, exhibition and marketing of films and related matters. It was set up by the Government of Ghana under the Development and Classification of Film Act 935 to regulate and streamline the ecosystem of film in Ghana.
FilmOne Group, Nigeria is a leading independent entertainment company focused on and renowned for its distribution and production of Filmed Content, from Nigeria, West Africa, to the World. With a portfolio spanning across various genres and languages, FilmOne distributes and produces a wide range of mainstream and commercial pictures, including international and indigenous films, and maintains strategic alliances and relationships with international studios and distributors.
Silverbird Cinemas; Alongside the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, Lagos, Silverbird Cinemas was founded in 2004. With its quick rise to de facto leadership in the leisure and entertainment sector, Silverbird Cinemas has paved the way for others. With the opening of the Dream Magic Studios in Los Angeles, which provides Hollywood and the rest of the world with high-quality production services, Silverbird Cinemas has had an impact on marketplaces in Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, and all over the world with distribution and exhibition services. In Africa’s box office rankings over the past 15 years, Silverbird Cinemas, Ghana, a subsidiary of the Silverbird company, has established itself as the top movie theatre chain, providing Ghanaians with high-quality entertainment in a state-of-the-art theatre setting.