Ghana to Include Funding for Black Star International Film Festival in 2019 Budget

The Ghanaian government has signaled its commitment to include funding for the Black Star International Film Festival in next year’s budget.

Speaking at the Black Star International Film Festival award held at Accra International Conference Centre, the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Ablema Afeku disclosed that Ghana will maximize its position as a core location for filmmaking in Africa to help potential film producers use talented actors across the country for the growth of the movie industry in Ghana.

Making her remark, she said, “I would like to use this occasion to thank the CEO of NAFTI, Goerge Bosompem and his crew that have embarked on the stakeholder engagement in the country to solicit opinions…to inform the establishment of the film authority which we are enjoying by the cinematography act passed in 2016….”

Catherine Afeku furthered implored Ghanaians to offer maximum support to the organizers of the Black Star International Film Festival, who use filmmaking to tell the true cultural stories of the Ghanaian people

Black Star International Film Festival is a non-profit organization creating worldwide connections through film and creating a nexus between African cinema and the world.

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