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News & Press

This page contains all latest news on Africalia and its partners such as the various events organised, information from the field, in-depth articles, press reviews, etc.

Isabelle Kouraogo, portrait of a young Ivorian film director

Isabelle Kouraogo, jeune réalisatrice de la Côte d’Ivoire, a été invitée à prendre part à la Manufacture de Namur ainsi qu’à intégrer le Jury Émile Cantillon lors de la 32e édition du Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF) de Namur. Aujourd’hui âgée de 26 ans, elle revient sur son parcours et partage avec nous dans cette interview son expérience au FIFF. Read more

32nd edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF)

The 32nd edition of the Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF) will be held in Namur from 29 September to 6 October 2017. In addition to the 146 films scheduled for screening, the FIFF offers many other activities for young audiences or professionals in the sector. The FIFF and Africalia will collaborate for this 2017 edition on the Manufacture de Namur and the organisation of citizen workshops as part of the FIFF Campus activities. Read more

Mandela@Ghent Project

On the site of De Krook in Ghent, four partners – the City of Ghent, Ghent University, Africalia and the South African Embassy – decided to establish a monument in honour of Nelson Mandela. They see this artwork as a tangible expression of the ties between Ghent and South Africa. Sponsors are currently being sought to enable the project to be carried out. Read more

B-FASO Creative

Africalia and the Royal Danish Embassy in Burkina Faso are organising a training programme to reinforce entrepreneurs' skills who are working in the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Burkina Faso from October to December 2017. Read more

Afrika Filmfestival – DOCAFRIKA “Les deux visages d’une femme Bamiléké”

Strong documentaries from/about Africa and its diaspora.
Screening "Les deux visages d'une femme Bamiléké" on October the 10th at 7:30 PM at Cinema ZED in Leuven, in the presence of the filmmaker Rosine Mbakam. Read more

Call for applications: art residency 2018 at WIELS, Brussels

WIELS has started a residency collaboration with Mophradat and Africalia for artists respectively from the Arab world and African countries, from January 2018. More information on the application guidelines can be read here. Read more

CDC-La Termitière : danser pour élargir l’horizon

A few African choreographers met together in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Their goal: to develop a method to organise workshops in refugee camps in order to empower refugees and make them dance away at least part of their problems. To learn more about this project, read now Saïdou Alcény BARRY's article. Read more

“Culture and Development” at the European Development Days, 7 June 2017

Africalia participates in the European Development Days (#EDD17). Together with other partner institutions active in the Culture & Development field, we are pleased to invite you to the debate "Investing in Creativity, the Future is Now" on the 7th June 2017 at 9:00 AM at Tour & Taxis, Brussels. Read more

Afrika Filmfestival – conference “Humanising Culture, Art and Media”

Afrika Filmfestival (AFF) takes place from April the 21st till May the 6th 2017 in Leuven. Africalia joins AFF to invite Teddy Mazina (Photographer, Burundi) to take part in the conference "Humanising Culture, Art and Media : Who defines the image of the “other” and how? Polarisation versus community building" on April the 21st at 2.00 (PM) at ABVV. Read more

Masterclass “Creative Photography”

Africalia organised a Masterclass on Creative Photography from 13 to 17 February 2017 in Dakar. This training was followed by 15 promising photographers for whom it served as a springboard to progress technically, content wise and prepared them to respond to professional orders in the future. Read more