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PROPER FILM LAUNCHES DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN PRODUCERS WORKSHOP

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Cape Town, South Africa – 31 August 2015

Proper Film is proud and humbled to announce its partnership with Europe’s leading tertiary film training and networking organisation, the European Audio-visual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), to develop and deliver the African Producers Workshop, Africa’s first truly continental training and networking workshop initiative for African filmmakers.

The African Producers Workshop (APW) will be an annual, continental training and networking forum for African film industry professionals. Approximately 30 film producers, from all over Africa and the diaspora, will be selected, alongside their film projects in development to take part in the programme; consisting of three intensive workshops of eight days each in three host cities over the course of a year. Each of the three workshops will be comprised of a series of master-classes, panel discussions, one-on-one mentorship, intensive group work and networking events hosted by leading industry players and experts, established filmmakers and academics from Africa and all over the world. The programme will act as a creative incubator to fast-track development of African film projects and provide a sustainable networking platform to promote cross-cultural exchange and idea-sharing across the continent. The event is endorsed and supported by the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), Europe’s longest-running and leading post-graduate film training and networking initiative; and is being managed and directed by Cape Town-based production company, Proper Film.

Proper Film, along with a network of partners and mentors, is currently developing the academic programme, logistical schedule and financing package for the initiative, which aims to host its inaugural year in 2018. Each year, the host cities will be changed in keeping with our goals for a diverse, inclusive and broad networking arm of the workshop; though Cape Town, South Africa has been selected as a permanent host city for the third and final workshop of each year and we are excited to announce that Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya will be the other two host cities for the inaugural workshop.

More information will follow as the initiative takes shape and look out for its new website and information portal coming soon.

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