Lagos, Nigeria – August 8, 2017 – Legacy Empire Management (LEM) has announced that the first ever Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF) will take place in Nigeria in the second week of November. The entire African Continent is gearing up for this long awaited festival and the industry players have begun to envision the dawn of a new era for the continent’s film economy buoyed by innovative technologies. LEM is an international management company based in Germany and is one of the founding partners of this remarkable festival and Lagos is the entertainment capital of Africa.
“The ACF will provide a platform for film equipment manufacturers to reach the desired market with their latest offerings and technologies.” said Hennike, the CEO of Legacy Empire Management (LEM) while speaking about the festival. “Quality filmmaking is tied directly to good technologies; sadly, there is a huge gap in this aspect among film makers.” he added. According to Mr. Hennike, the organization is hopeful of bridging this gap by creating a meeting point for both the manufacturers of these equipment and film makers.
The week-long event, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria’s entertainment capital, will also feature contemporary issues in filmmaking, networking, business opportunities and the general film economy, which have impacted on the works of filmmakers, actors, film marketers, industry professionals, film investors, viewers, cinema/studio owners/managers, the organized private sector, government agencies and councils and foreign funding partners.
“This is a sure way to address the widespread hunger and desire for the next level in the industry. The Africa Cinematography Festival offers industry players the platform to transform the local film space into international standard.” Said the CEO of LEM on another occasion while speaking about the gateway of access to modern technologies that will be offered at the Africa Cinematography Training Workshop, Conference and Technology Expo Festival.
The Africa Cinematography Training Workshop, Conference and Technology Expo Festival (ACF) is a beneficial training conference and marketing platform for exceptional professional development in filmmaking, film entrepreneurship and networking, and it offers business opportunities to filmmakers, actors, film marketers, industry professionals, investors, viewers, cinema/studio owners as well as managers, organized private sectors, government agencies, Arts Councils. In addition, the festival will feature Conferences and workshops, exhibition of latest technologies in filmmaking, open film expo, networking opportunities, film pitching, auditions for film roles, film unveiling and promotion, and film production funding.
The growing list of partners includes Theatre Projects Limited, SIFTI – Smart Image Film Theatre Institute (Polytechnic), FMA Productions, EI Consulting Baltimore, USA, Royal Links Production, Bountiful Option and TESO SolutionX. Moreover, the ACF aims to unite Africa annually through a phenomenal platform of Knowledge Transfer on the Arts of Cinematography by generating young entrepreneurs in filmmaking, commercial multimedia and entertainment industry in Africa.