Organisation: Africiné (Senegal)

Publication Date: 04/14/2016


Size of team/newsroom:small


Africiné est le plus grand site web au nom uniquement dédié aux Cinémas africains & Diasporas, avec 375 critiques de cinémas présents dans 38 pays, publiant en anglais, français, portugais et arabe, avec des données (datas) dans ces langues ainsi qu'en néerlandais, allemand, polonais, italien, finnois, japonais ou espagnol. Africiné est le Magazine électronique de la Fédération Africaine de la Critique Cinématographique (FACC / AFFC, basé à Dakar, Sénégal. Rédacteur en Chef : Mr. Thierno DIA Outre une base de données de plus de 16 000 films, des centaines de structures (production / distribution / institutions / ministères de tutelle / associations professionnelles, ...), des milliers de professionnels (cinéastes / acteurs / techniciens, avec les contacts personnels et professionnels pour la plupart) africains ou sur l’Afrique et ses Diasporas, le site web fournit : - Actualités des films africains & Diasporas ou sur l’Afrique (sorties, castings, tournages, infos diverses) - Critiques et reportages, par des journalistes professionnels majoritairement africain-e-s - Dossiers spéciaux (Histoire, Mémoire, …) - Archives de revues comme Ecrans d’Afrique (African Screens) / Asaru EN Africiné is the World leading website only dedicated to African & Diaspora Films, with 375 film critics, runned by mainly African journalists, established in Tunis, Tunisia, and based in Dakar, Senegal. Multilingual: we are publishing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic with content in those languages and Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Finnish, Japanese and Spanish. Africiné is the online Magazine edited by the African Federation of Film Critics (AFFC /FACC, based in Dakar, Senegal. Chief Editor : Mr. Thierno DIA In addition to a database of more than 16 000 movies / TV movies / webseries, hundreds of companies (production / distribution / institutions / ministries / funders / professionnal associations, ...), thousands of professionnals (filmmakers / actors / technicians, with private or professionnal contacts for the most of them) African or related to Africa & its Diasporas, the website provide information on: - African film news (movies releases, castings, shootings, press releases,...). - Reviews by professional journalists mainly Africans - Special reports compiled for the website - Archives of journals such as Ecrans d’Afrique (African Screens) / Asaru

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

We put in touch African & Diasporas filmmakers and Festivals between them and also with global audience, in various languages, on-demand or automatically. It is possible to write to any professional or star (through our contact form, privately without showing the email adress). Collaborative, useful, free reading, efficient, well documented and professional, we are providing the most complete information, worldwide, about African & Diaspora Films. Our role is crucial for the industry and essential for the internauts (and other databases picking our informations). Through Africine Magazine we are also training professional journalists (and students) to film criticism: 30 film critics each biannual Fespaco (Ouagadougou). We initiated Durban Talent Press with Goethe Institut and Durban FIlmFest. We are sharing our unique database with Africultures, Sudplanète, Images Francophones (professionnal website on behalf of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, OIF, Paris) and various national websites. Africiné Magazine is propably the hugest (Panafrican) Media from the African Continent, gathering 375 film critics from 38 pays. We are informing daily, investigating against censorship when it occurs (twice with Cameroonian Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Belgian Thierry Michel, and last March 2016 in Sierra Leone with filmmakers on trial). For the biggest cinematographic events (Cannes, Toronto, Fespaco, Carthage, Sundance, Milano, Tangiers, Durban, Cairo, Luxor, ...) our papers are the reference for analysing the African outreach and are useful for the main Medias & blogs specialists. Using Internet, we are creating datas avalaible for the entire World. We are active in social medias (twitter & facebook)

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