Written by Kianna Best on Aug 17, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

META cinema forum Africa launches 2022 Ghana event

The National Film Authority of Ghana have partnered with the UAE-based Great Minds Group to produce the META Cinema Forum Africa- the largest gathering of cinema investors in Africa. Taking place 21-22 November 2022, Ghana will host local and global cinema stakeholders to showcase their offerings.


Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, Chief Executive Officer of The National Film Authority, Ghana stated: “As the headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), Ghana is proud to be the cinema gateway opening the door for the continent in its strategic bid to the world of cinema investors, exhibitors, and builders.”


Image courtesy of Yaw Pare


The two-day conference will host, Film Authorities, Heritage and Cultural Authorities, Governments, Cinema Exhibitors, Investors, Production houses and Individual Producers, Studios, Distributors, Filmmakers, Developers and Mall Owners, Cinema Architects and Designers, Cinema Consultants, Chambers of Commerce, Film Academies, Associations, and Entertainment Centres.


Asante added: “As the CEO of the National Film Authority of Ghana, I made a pitch to the 470 plus investors at the META Cinema Forum in Dubai in 2021 and it is with pride that in 2022, we welcome the world of Cinema investors onto the African continent and into Ghana.”


Imags courtesy of META cinema forum Africa


Unesco figures show that there are fewer than 1,700 screens on the entire continent – less than one screen per 787,402 people. Whilst Africa and China both have populations of 1.4 billion, China has 75,581 screens compared to Africa’s 1,653. Prospective figures of success show the convention as a huge opportunity for filmmakers, distributors, and exhibitors as the global youth population in 2030 will be made up of 42% from Africa.


The META cinema forum Africa is set to be the largest event of its kind, bringing attention to the talents within the continent. The union of local and international stakeholders will provide awareness for the necessity for screening venues throughout the continent, and the need for improvements to already existing screening infrastructure.


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