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African Filmmakers Now Have a Hub to Sell Their Content

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Kenyan and African film producers at large now have a reason to smile after the first ever virtual screening room exclusively for Afrocentric films and TV shows was launched last week.

The new platform puts the spotlight on African film making and monetisation of content for African producers and heralds an important and exciting new wave of African storytelling by Africans for Africans worldwide.

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Acomart is a digital platform dedicated to the global equitable promotion and acceleration of Afrocentric content. The platform is home to the first ever Virtual Screening Room for African films and series, where content buyers can explore the vast catalogue and make informed content acquisition decisions.

Acomart currently has over 15,000 hours of film and TV series content from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon and South Africa and other countries in the region, available for licensing by platforms, broadcasters, airlines and other content buyers.

Faith Koli, Project Leader at Acomart, says it is challenging for producers to sell their content beyond their borders due to an absence of a robust distribution network that connects the regions and territories in Africa.

CONTENT PRODUCTION

“The strength of the Acomart platform lies in its ability to accelerate and monetise content from across the continent in one place for easy access by buyers, thereby giving content producers access to new markets and stimulating demand – especially for content from under-explored territories which can now be localised for new audiences,” Koli said.