WHAT WENT DOWN IN 2023

By connecting industry professionals and creatives, FAME Week Africa will turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming a week of networking, meetings, content sessions, film screenings and live music into lasting business. 

NOLLYWOOD NIGHT

Sunday, 3 September 2023 | Hotel Sky
PRESENTED BY FILMONE ENTERTAINMENT, ACCELERATE TV + INKBLOT PRODUCTIONS

Embarking on an enthralling journey beyond their co-production realm, FilmOne Productions unveils "ADIRE," a luminous gem heralding their inaugural original cinematic collection. Enter Adire, a steadfast former prostitute who escapes her past's clutches, seeking solace in the tranquil haven of an Ibadan hamlet. Amid her lingerie venture, she ignites tensions with Folasade, the alluring Deaconess and preacher's wife. Amid these swirling dynamics, Adire discovers unexpected kinships and love in the unlikeliest places, while her history's echoes persist, tugging at the fabric of her newfound life.

Ticketed event.

OFFICIAL OPENING 

Monday, 4 September 2023 | CTICC 2 (outside Hall 8)
08h30 - 09h30

Join us for the opening of FAME Week Africa 2023 as we welcome the Host City of Cape Town, Guest Country Canada, and super sponsor, DStv. Discover how a strong creative industry can drive economic growth during our opening session, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony on the City of Cape Town’s stand. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with industry leaders, explore new possibilities, and be part of Africa’s premier creative industries event.

Open to all FAME Week Africa badge holders.

PRODUCERS' COCKTAIL PARTY

Monday, 4 September 2023 | The Tudum Lounge
POWERED BY NETFLIX 

Join us for an afternoon of networking and celebration at the Netflix Producers’ Cocktail Party during MIP Africa! As one of the world’s leading streaming services, this is a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with industry peers and executives, while also gaining valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies in the industry. With the growing demand for original content, attending this cocktail party could open doors to exciting new opportunities for your production company. Come raise a glass with us, enjoy delicious cocktails, and connect with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Open to all producers badge holders.

UNPACKING THE IDC'S STRATEGY

Monday 04 September 2023 CTICC | Protea Room
PRESENTED BY THE IDC

Join us and learn of the IDC’s product offering and partnership with the sector at FAME Week Africa/MIP Africa 2023.

The IDC  has adopted a value-chain approach to the media & audio-visual sector, expressed in three strategic pillars, namely: content creation, infrastructure and distribution platforms.

Space is limited, RSVP is essential

DStv series showcase: "Spinners"

Monday, 4 September 2023 | Ster Kinekor V&A
PRESENTED BY DSTV AND SHOWMAX 

 This remarkable production, co-created by Showmax and CANAL+, marks a historic milestone as the first African series to be selected in competition at CanneSeries. "Spinners" follows the journey of Ethan, a 17-year-old driver entangled in the world of a local gang. Balancing his responsibilities towards his younger brother with his growing disenchantment with gang life, Ethan discovers a glimmer of hope through the electrifying sport of spinning—a high-octane motorsport where he can channel his exceptional driving skills for a greater purpose. However, the looming specter of a gang war casts a shadow over his newfound aspirations.

Ticketed event.

WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT BREAKFAST

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | CTICC 2
PRESENTED BY EARCANDY AND POWERED BY CTICC 

FAME Week Africa will be launching the annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast providing  an essential opportunity for women from all over the world to, network, inspire and offer professional support in their business. Special guest speaker, Mo Abudu from EbonyLife.

Ticketed event.

CREATIVE LEADERS' LUNCH

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | The Cullinan 
PRESENTED BY BCC AND RAPID BLUE

Get ready for a dazzling showcase as BBC with Rapid Blue unveil an electrifying projects at FAME Week Africa. Brace yourself for an afternoon of pure entertainment and intrigue as these industry giants bring their creative prowess to the forefront. 

Ticketed event.

SUNDOWNERS NETWORKING SESSION

Tuesday 5th September 2023  The Westin - Terrace / Louis B's
HOSTED BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Join Paramount for Sundowners at Westin Hotel to discuss our local content offerings, possible synergies and meet the team. 

FAMEous PARTY

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | Cabo Beach Club | 19h00-24h00
POWERED BY eMEDIA

What better way to end off your day; unwinding to an evening of FAMEous entertainment. This is where African creatives meet for a memorable musical experience under the African sky.

Open to all FAME Week Africa badge holders.

RLNS INSTITUTE CLOSING PARTY

Wednesday, 6 September 2023 | Harringtons
PRESENTED BY THE REALNESS INSTITUTE

Let's come together to celebrate African storytelling, highlighting our three Realness Institute cohorts: Screenwriters Residency, Southern Africa Locarno Industry Academy, and Episodic Pitches. Enjoy a welcome drink as we kick off the evening, making new connections and refreshing old ones.

FAME SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, 7 September - Saturday, 9 September 2023 | The Labia
PRESENTED BY REALNESS INSTITUTE

Discover the best of independent African cinema at the FAME Short Film Festival. Featuring thought-provoking films that showcase the most innovative and creative independent filmmakers from across the continent, this festival is not to be missed. With six categories judged by industry trailblazers, FAME Short Film Festival is the perfect platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals. Don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in African cinema and be part of the excitement. Join us at the FAME Short Film Festival and experience the best of independent African cinema.

Ticketed event.

THE MIXTRESSES

Friday, 8 September 2023 | The Studio at The Rockefeller
PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC ARENA 

Join us at the Mixtresses event, part of Muziki Africa, where we celebrate gender diversity in the music industry and break down stereotypes. Female DJs have faced challenges gaining visibility and recognition, but all-female DJ line-ups can provide a platform for talented women to showcase their skills and challenge gender-based assumptions. This event creates a safe and inclusive environment, particularly for women from marginalized communities, and inspires future generations of female DJs. Broaden your understanding of what constitutes great music and don’t miss out on this empowering event at FAME Week Africa!

Ticketed event.

VOGUE NIGHTS CAPE TOWN

Saturday, 9 September 2023 | District 
PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC ARENA + VOGUE NIGHTS JHB

Experience the vibrant and inclusive world of voguing at Vogue Nights! These events celebrate the dance style and culture that originated in the ballroom scene of New York City in the 1980s. With intricate movements and fashion-inspired poses, voguing showcases the creativity and skill of dancers. Vogue Nights provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ communities, particularly those that are marginalized or underrepresented in mainstream culture. They are an important part of LGBTQ+ culture and history, as they allow individuals to express themselves and challenge societal norms. Join us at Vogue Nights to witness the energy, talent, and diversity of this iconic dance form.

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