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2012 Hillywood Tentative Program

The 8th Edition of Rwanda Film Festival is again packed with a list of ‘must attend’ events from day one to the closing night. Following is a sneak preview of what to expect during this year’s event Hilly wood screening 14th through 19th July, 2012 21st July, 2012 – Opening Night 22nd July, 2012 – Genocide Screenings 24th J

Rwanda is a rising star of African Film

Rwanda is a rising star of African Film Rwanda at Glance Over the past few years, Rwanda has emerged as one of Africa’s success stories and one of the biggest success stories in the world. Politically, economically and socially Rwanda has made reforms that have seen it emerge from the devastation caused by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis and become a leading destination for bot

Lizelle Bisschoff speaks on her Identity within African Cinema and Culture

By Beti Ellerson at the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), Harare, Zimbabwe on November 2011. As part of the festival events, Bisschoff presented her research on women in African cinema during a master class. What was your experience with Africa and the moving image while growing up in South Africa and in what ways did that inf

Women shines at the First Luxor African Film Festival 2012

Women shines at the First Luxor African Film Festival 2012 The pan-African vision of the first Luxor African Film Festival was omnipresent. Culturally separated from the continent for decades, Egypt’s desire to reunite with Africa was expressed throughout the festival. Equally visible at the Festival were women in every aspect. On the organisational level, executive director Azza El Hosseiny provided

2012 Rwanda Film Festival Set

2012 Rwanda Film Festival Set The dawn to the New Year was celebrated with pomp and joy in different parts of the country. Eric Kabera, the chairman of the Rwanda Festival (RFF), chose the occasion to announce the 8th edition of the festival. “During this year, the festival will work under the theme My Voice, My face, My soul, My Identity. We are looking forward to receiving

2012 Rwanda Film Festival dates unveiled!

2012 Rwanda Film Festival dates unveiled! The 8th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival will be held from 14th – 28th July 2012. The festival’s theme is “my Voice, My face, My soul, My Identity”. While unveiling the festival dates, Mr. Eric Kabera, the festival’s chairman said that RFF is looking for films from all over the world that reflects to our theme. “Our mandate for t

RFF 2012 Call for Films Submission

Welcome to the 8th edition of the Rwanda Film Festival (RFF) scheduled to take place in July 2012. For the last seven years the RFF provided new and experienced film makers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work, interact with other aspiring film makers and network among industry professionals and African celebrities. After

Lokua Kanza Does it Again!

Lokua Kanza Does it Again! DESPITE a heavy downpour, KigaliUp! Music Festival lived up to expectations by serving up the finest undiluted performances from home and abroad. By the same token, the fairly well-attended show at the roundabout of Primature in Kimihurura, a suburb of Kigali, delivered on its promise as the first major celebration of music in the country. Th

No turning back for the Rwandan actress!

No turning back for the Rwandan actress! [caption id="attachment_354" align="alignleft" width="275" caption=" Cleo holds her awards at the 2011 Rwanda Film Festival"][/caption] Cleophas (Cleo) Kabasiita’s face is familiar to all fans of Rwandan Cinema. You may remember her for her lead role in the 2001 movie 100 Days or the 2004 Sometime in April, in which she played Valentine. Sh

Academy of Motion Picture Travels to Rwanda for Cultural Exchange with Filmmakers

Academy of Motion Picture Travels to Rwanda for Cultural Exchange with Filmmakers [caption id="attachment_329" align="alignnone" width="204" caption="Stephanie"][/caption] Eight members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be traveling to Rwanda for an educational and cultural exchange with Africa Filmmakers, students and the local creative communities on July 17. The delegation arrived in Nairobi on Saturd

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