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The third CineFAM Co-Production Accelerator aims to develop female-led Canada-South Africa content

CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) and the Durban FilmMart (DFM) have announced the renewal of their partnership to develop films and television content by African women and women of colour from the global Diaspora. The 3rd CineFAM-South Africa Co-Production Accelerator will be launched during the 10th DFM which takes place from 19 to 22 July 2019.

The 2019 CineFAM programme will take the form of a series of workshops, in Canada and South Africa, that aims to kickstart original co-productions led by experienced and seasoned female producers, writers and directors from both countries.

“We are excited to expand our programme and our partnership with DFM, with a focus on building a slate of compelling co-productions aimed at the global market. Our ultimate goal is to increase the pool of world-class female-driven content so as to build the audio visual capacity of both our countries,” said Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and executive director of CineFAM, and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group.

The programme is co-led by Solomon and experienced South African producer Zikethiwe Ngcobo of Johannesburg-based Fuzebox Entertainment who said: “I am delighted to join this successful initiative. There is undeniably a need for women to start working across borders with each other, and at the helm of strong original international co-productions.”

Women of colour are woefully underrepresented and underpaid in the global industry, including in South Africa and in Canada, where statistics do not even exist. The CineFAM Accelerator is specifically geared to building capacity and creative leadership among women creatives and producers.
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