African filmmakers, artists, and distributors will get a section to market their films and crafts at the 2019 edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) in France.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Pavillon Afrique, a platform for the promotion of African and Black cinema to film professionals from across the globe, would be championing the process.
Pavillon Afriques has reportedly acquired an iconic white tent within the Marché du Film (International Village) of the Cannes Film Festival. The tent is for African filmmakers, artists, distributors, and key stakeholders to showcase their contents and unique creativity
Pavillon Afrique said: “African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders in the industry will have the opportunity to showcase contents and unique potential artists will interact, sell films, find partners and expand their professional network with other film industry professionals at Marché du Film, world’s biggest film market.” It added that eight African countries, its diaspora and the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, The Gambia, Tanzania, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso have confirmed attendance for the event.
NAN reports that Pavillon Afrique is a platform which provides unprecedented access to the African film industry resources and professionals. It is situated within the Marché du Film, acclaimed to be the world’s biggest gathering of film industry professionals who come to sell films, find partners and expand their professional network.
Pavillon Afrique is the first dedicated tent within the Film Market section of the Cannes Film Festival dedicated to the business of Film on the African continent and among its diaspora. In 2018, a Nigerian, Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board was appointed into the Advisory Board of the Pavillon Afriques