The film industry in Africa is booming, with Nigerian Nollywood being the largest and best film industry in Africa and one of the best in the world. In terms of revenue, Nigeria generates the largest share of box office revenue in anglophone West Africa.
Like every other industry in the world, the film industry or motion picture industry in Africa comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution and actors, film directors and so on.
Best Film Industry in Africa [African Largest Filmmaker].
Here’s the list of best film industry in Africa and the African largest filmmaker.
Nollywood is the Nigeria film industry and the best movie industry in Africa, and is in fact the second largest movie industry globally in terms of output, producing about 2,500 films in a year. This number surpasses Hollywood, and is second only to India’s Bollywood.
The Nigerian film industry is the largest in Africa in terms of value, number of annual films, revenue and popularity. In 2016 Nigeria’s film industry contributed 2.3% of its gross domestic product (GDP).
Ghallywood is the Ghanaian Movie Industry and one of the best film industry in Africa.
According to BBC New reporter in 2019, Ghana’s TV and film industry, known as Ghallywood, was once the pride of Africa but has now fallen on hard times. Now so movie industry like Nollywood has taken its place.
During the Nkrumah regime, 1957-1966, the Ghanaian film industry became one of the most sophisticated film industries in Africa.
Nkrumah viewed film as an almost perfect strategy to build a nation under the same values and drives.
Nkrumah decided to nationalize the Gold Coast film unit and changed its name to the “State Film Industry Corporation” and then eventually changed it again to the “Ghana Film Industry Corporation” (GFIO).
Under Nkrumah’s reign, the Ghanaian film industry was almost completely monopolized by the Ghana Film Industry Corporation.
In fact, in 1959 a Censorship Board was created in order to exert control over the industry by deciding which productions to fund and screen, as well as deciding which international films were allowed to be shown in Ghanaian cinemas.
Although the shift in power in the film industry created an improvement in the production of films between 1957 and 1966, it became evident that the Ghanaian film industry would remain an industry of propaganda.
The Ghanaian film industry therefore, entered a new phase yet again. The “Ghallywood” phase where Ghana’s film industry is solely determined by pop-culture and demand.
Kumawood is another movie industry in Ghana. It is a privately owned movie and awards industry that is based in Kumasi, Ghana. It was founded by Samuel Kwabena Darko, a Ghanaian businessman and entrepreneur.
South Africa Film Industry.
The cinema of South Africa refers to the films and film industry of the nation of South Africa.
South Africa has a vibrant, growing film industry that is growing in reputation and is competitive internationally.
Local and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country’s diverse, unique locations as well as low production costs and favourable exchange rate, which make it cheaper to make a movie here than in Europe or the US.
The first Kinetescopes in South Africa were opened to the public on 19 April 1895 in Herwoods Arcade on Pritchard and President Streets in Johannesburg then a small town only nine years old. South Africa was certainly one of the first countries in the world to see and hear sound motion pictures. Lingards Waxworks in Durban, who exhibited a number of mechanical novelties of the penny-in-the-slot variety, first showed them in August 1895. One of these was a Kinetophone.
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