Ghana’s Africa Cinema Summit to Take Place in October 2024

The National Film Authority of Ghana has announced the upcoming Africa Cinema Summit in collaboration with Silverbird Cinemas. This year’s edition will be held in Accra from October 7-10 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, under the theme “The Relevance of Cinema in African Communities.”

The summit, now in its second year, aims to build on the success of the inaugural event by focusing on the growth of quality local content production and consumption, driving the case for increased cinema investment. Organizers also plan to explore ways to introduce the cinema culture to Africa’s youth population, with the goal of creating over twenty million jobs and contributing $20 billion to the continent’s GDP.

Key industry players, including cinema exhibitors, filmmakers, policymakers, and stakeholders from across Africa and beyond, are expected to attend the summit. The executive team, led by Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, CEO of the National Film Authority of Ghana, includes prominent figures such as Moses Babatope, Rob Arthur, Tim Yaw Struthers, Ojoma Ochai, and Funmi Onuma.

Asantewa Asante emphasized the importance of tapping into Africa’s cinematic potential and engaging the global cinema community to drive sustainable growth in the industry. She highlighted the opportunity to revive the cinema culture in African communities and attract the continent’s youth population to the world of cinema.

Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Ghana, encouraged investments in the film industry, emphasizing the potential for great returns in the continent’s evolving cinema landscape. He called for support in building the necessary infrastructure, including studios and cinemas, to propel a thriving film ecosystem.

The Africa Cinema Summit promises to be a transformative event, shaping the future of African cinema and fostering collaboration, innovation, and sustainable growth in the industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this cinematic journey from October 7-10, 2024, in Accra, Ghana.