Get ready for an electrifying FAME Week Africa 2024! Building upon the resounding success of the 2023 edition, FAME Week Africa returns in 2024, and it’s set to be bigger, better, and more exhilarating than ever before. FAME Week Africa, the ultimate stage for celebrating Africa’s exceptional talents in film, television, animation, and music, is absolutely thrilled to unveil the new dates for 2024.
Under the banner of “Your Africa, Your Story,” RX Africa, the organisers of FAME Week Africa promise to whisk you away to a world of awe and inspiration from 1 to 7 September 2024, right in the heart of vibrant Cape Town. The first four days, from 1 to 4 September, will be a whirlwind of the MIP Africa marketplace excitement, enlightening content sessions from Cape Town International Animation Festival, (CTIAF), Muziki Africa and MIP Africa, and unparalleled networking opportunities, pitching sessions and so much more. It’s an industry buzz you won’t want to miss!
But that’s not all – from 5 to 7 September, brace yourselves for the dazzling spectacle of FAME After Dark events, and the illustrious FAME Shorts Film Festival, a celebration of African cinema. Save the dates, clear your calendars, and get ready for a week of sheer brilliance at FAME Week Africa 2024!
WHAT YOU MISSED IN 2023
FAME Week Africa witnessed a remarkable surge in engagement, attracting 120 exhibitors from 42 African and international countries, alongside a vibrant gathering of 5 820 attendees in 2023. Events like MIP Africa, CTIAF, Muziki Africa, the FAME Shorts Film Festival, and FAME After Dark contributed to this diverse and enriching experience.
FAME Week Africa 2023 welcomed a diverse array of participants, including advisory experts, advertising professionals, buyers (platform and distribution), content creators and producers, directors, financiers and investors, music publishers, musical supervisors, and media outlets. Over the course of the market, 5 000 meetings took place all with the aim of growing the African entertainment landscape.
But don’t just take our word for it! Listen to what some prominent attendees had to say:
Mimi Bartels, GM FilmOne Entertainment Africa, shares, “My FAME Week Africa experience was exhilarating. The atmosphere was electric, and my meetings were not only fruitful but also informative. Our dedicated stand truly enhanced our participation.”
Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife and who recently topped The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Global Entertainment, says, “MIP Africa at FAME Week Africa was absolutely fantastic! I left feeling incredibly inspired. Witnessing major international studios at MIP Africa was awe-inspiring, emphasizing the significant impact of our narratives from the continent.”
WHAT’S IN STORE IN 2024
“FAME Week Africa 2024 promises a meticulously curated program, featuring co-productions, acquisition and distribution endeavours, and a plethora of unexplored opportunities. Masterclasses will unlock the secrets of successful format adaptations and unveil the latest production technologies. Don’t miss our showcases, spotlighting the newest developments in animation, scripted and non-scripted content originating from Africa”, says Martin Hiller, Portfolio Director of FAME Week Africa.
He adds, “Our theme, Your Story, Your Africa, is a call for empowerment and recognition, urging the world to engage with the diverse narratives of the African continent. By supporting this concept at FAME Week Africa, the industry can help ensure that African voices are heard, celebrated, and contribute to the global tapestry of storytelling”.
Prepare to mingle with industry legends and embrace the burgeoning wave of talented creatives from diverse backgrounds. Mark your calendars for 1 to 7 September 2024, and witness the creative explosion in Cape Town, South Africa’s cultural hub!