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Netflix and UNESCO call for African filmmakers to adapt folktales

Netflix and UNESCO call for African filmmakers to adapt folktales

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 15, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

A new competition is challenging Sub-Saharan African filmmakers to adapt folktales into films. Organised by Netflix and UNESCO, the six winners of African Folktales, Reimagined will be provided with a production budget of USD75,000 as well as USD25,000 in prize money. Finished projects will premiere on Netflix in 2022 under the title Anthology of African Folktales.

BT’s Hope United launch Black History campaign with Marcus Rashford, Eniola Aluko, Ferdinand brothers, and Saatchi & Saatchi

BT’s Hope United launch Black History campaign with Marcus Rashford, Eniola Aluko, Ferdinand brothers, and Saatchi & Saatchi

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 14, 2021. Posted in Production News

Hope United are releasing a series of educational films with football stars Marcus Rashford, Eniola Aluko, and Anton and Rio Ferdinand as part of BT’s Black History Month programming. Made in collaboration with Saatchi & Saatchi London, the first wave of short clips will explore the Windrush generation’s experiences, examining the ongoing impact that the migration of Caribbean diasporas has on today’s football scene and, more broadly, contemporary British culture.

Russia will shoot first feature on location at the International Space Station

Russia will shoot first feature on location at the International Space Station

Written by Joe Jackson on Oct 11, 2021. Posted in On Location

Russia has embarked on a mission to shoot a new film at the International Space Station. Actor Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and veteran cosmonaut Anto Shkaplerov were sent into space for 12 days to make the world’s first feature-length movie in orbit, which seems likely to be finalised before a similar Hollywood project coordinated by Tom Cruise, NASA, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

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