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Okayafrica TV: Focus Features Supports Emerging African Filmmakers

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Focus Features is well-known for its unique flicks including such arty gems as Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain. In 2008 Focus launched Africa First, a program geared toward building a filmmaking industry in Africa. Each year Africa First grants $10,000 to emerging filmmakers from across the continent to tell their story. As part of the program, the participants are flown to New York City where they are paired up with an established industry professional to help advise them on their scripts. Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle invited Okayafrica to join the filmmakers on a private tour of the Museum of the Moving Image. Watch the full video of the tour above. For more information on Africa First click here.

Video shot by Jay Sprogell, edited by Aubrey Murdock.

 

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