In recent years, a number of African movies have been featured at international film festivals. Specifically, Nigeria’s budding film industry or “Nollywood” is reputed to be the third largest in the world! An emerging middle class on the continent coupled with the increasing interest worldwide to hear more authentic stories means that there is a great opportunity for African filmmakers to achieve commercial success. But what does it take? This panel will discuss several aspects of the film industry on the continent, exploring successful strategies, niche markets, and innovative developments.
Dayo Ogunyemi ’99 - CEO, 234 Media
Lancelot Imasuen – Nollywood Filmmaker
Matthew Plouffe – Director of Production & Development, Focus Features
Mahen Bonetti – Founder and Executive Director, African Film Festival
Michelle Materre – Professor of World Cinema, The New School