Filmmakers call for Film Commission

Senna PIC: DANEEL KNOETZE
Senna PIC: DANEEL KNOETZE

Different speakers during the Botswana Film festival which ends today have called for the establishment of a Film Commission. The commission would increase production, create jobs for locals and contribute towards the country’s economy, said the speakers.

The five-day long Botswana Film Festival hosted by the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture in Gaborone, has brought together different creatives from African countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia and others.

The countries came to benchmark on how to elevate their film industries. Even though 350 countries worldwide have Film Commissions, Botswana is yet to establish one. The Chief Executive of Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission, Victor Senna said it was important to have a structure that is dedicated to providing support to the filmmakers in the country.

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