We invite you to partner with the Africa Film Academy (AFA) in their mission to launch the African Film Fund at an event schedules to be held in Lagos, Nigeria and AFA will do it's part to lend tangible support to the establishment of the much needed and much awaited African Film Fund.
AFA as a member of FEFACI is taking initiative to get the fund up and running. A Mantra that has reverberated through film discourses is that the one that conscientiously evokes the saying that Africa has a rich well of African Film Practitioners, but no African Cinema.
The creation of this fund is an urgent intervention needed to help found and establish an enabling infrastructure that provides the sector to a point where it generates a viable culture economy in the same way other countries outside Africa have done and are doing.
The value of the world exports' creative goods and services reach 424.4 billion US Dollar in 2005 representing 33.4 percent of the total world trade according to the United Nations Conference report on Trade and Development.
The report further posts that the Large majority of developing countries are not yet able to harness their creative capacities with Africa's share in global trade of creative products remaining marginal at less that 1 percent of world exports The dinner is hosted by the AFA and is endorsed by the Pan African Federation of Filmmaker (FEPACI) with the critical support of one of Africa's most prestigious exhibition platforms, the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
For us, it's important to take our future and our destiny into our hands and make this event happen so that Africa will not continue to lag behind in the World of Cinema. With every day that we watch an American, British of European film, we help to encourage the growth of their cinema, we would like to invite you to invest in African Cinema. Our target is to provide funding for at least 50 films with the next 5 years. NO DONATIONS is too small. We are calling on all Africans wherever you are to donate a minimum of $10 to the film fund. Only we as Africans can change the images and perceptions of Africa once we begin to control how and what we put out as our African Heritage.
Our stories should not be told from a different perception but our perception