In service of its inaugural Africa Cinema Summit, the National film Authority of Ghana is set to play host in partnership with FILMHOUSE GROUP from Nigeria and SILVERBIRD CINEMA from Ghana.
The summit which is set to take place at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel and Silverbird Cinema in the Ghanaian capital from November 14-16 will host speakers, John Michael Schreiner, senior vice president of theatre development, Imax Corp, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, CEO of the National Film Authority of Ghana, former board chair of the National Film and Television institute,founding president of the Black Star International Film Institute and convener of the summit, Moses Babatope, co-founder and deputy managing director of the Filmhouse Group, and Funmi Onuma, country manager of Silverbird Cinema.
The event will showcase contemporary African films alongside industry-focused sessions such as tailored business matchmaking events, panel discussions, keynote speeches by African industry leaders and dedicated networking sessions for visitors.
According to Juliet Asante, the event will make room for critical issues in the African cinema landscape to be properly discussed with expertise of an outstanding lineup of speakers for the Africa Cinema Summit. The summit is result-oriented, and the crucial indicator for success is an increase in screen numbers as many Ghanaians and Africans, by extension, demand the cinema-going experience.
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