Africa, serialised: a training course in 12 episodes

Africa, serialised: a training course in 12 episodes

February 11, 2013

CFI is running episodes 3 and 4 of its serial training course, "Africa, serialised" at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Ouagadougou.

This 2-year programme, comprising 12 hands-on courses, is to foster professionalism in the production of African TV series.

After looking at mixing and framing in the first two workshops, CFI experts Christophe Andréi (director of the hit French series Plus belle la vie, Maguy and Marc et Sophie ) and Mathieu Danielo (assistant-director of Plus belle la vie , Le jour où tout à basculé and several fictions) will be explaining how to direct series.

Episode 4 of our serial training course will be a mid-way reporting workshop

FESPACO is an opportunity for CFI to bring together the various producers partnering the project, with the French embassy, and ACP-EU as the main programme sponsors.
A workshop focussing on the circulation of African TV series will be led by distribution professionals from Canal+ Africa, Côte Ouest and Patou Film.

This programme is CFI's response to a call for proposals from ACP cultures+ , coordinated by the Secrétariat of the ACP States and financed by the European Union.

The project aims to improve the quality of African entertainment to bring it up to international standards as required for the circulation of these programmes. A €500,000 budget has been allocated, of which €350,000 from the ACP/EU.
In all, some 100 African professionals will be benefitting from the various courses.

Making of a travelling shot during the session on framing
in Yaoundé, "no comment" (episode 2 of the course)

Making of the shooting of a scene in Monsieur l'Abbé ,
Cameroon TV series, "no comment"

Shooting Monsieur l'Abbé Cameroon TV series
produced by Vynavy productions