About us

Inspiring A new wave of African cinema

Our mission is to unearth the wealth of African stories – stories from the continent, told with an honest and unapologetic point of view by African filmmakers.

Our first programme, the Realness Residency, which started in 2016, has gone on to launch 20 film projects across 13 African countries in only four years.

The critical success of brave films such as The Wound, Rafiki, Akasha, I Am Not A Witch and Flatland is testament the artistic and creative contribution that African filmmakers can make to the industry.

In 2019, we launched our second programme, the Creative Producer Indaba. This ambitious programme has been designed, in collaboration with international partners, to catalyse producers across the continent, and in doing so help transform the landscape of African and international independent cinema.