Ethiopia plays host to hub of Africa Addis Fashion show. Ethiopian sculptor creates unique designs from scrap metal. Ethiopia: Film Industry Booming in Quantity, Not in Quality - Study. By Fanuel Lakew Ethiopian film makers have been invited to take part in various international film festivals but they fail to do so as they could not meet the international criteria Study reveals that Ethiopian film industry is booming in terms of number not quality.
Establishing strong training institutions would help make the industry more competitive and attractive. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism co-organized a consultative forum Tuesday with the Ethiopian Film Professionals Association with the theme: "Films with Cultural Values for Renaissance. " Presenting a paper on Ethiopian Films Prospects and Challenges, Wossenyeleh Tilahun noted that currently over 100 movies have been produced in a year thanks to the technology and the economic growth the country registered.
Ethiopia: LTV, Ethiopian Satellite TV Station Launched. By Leulseged Worku LTV, Ethiopian satellite TV station that aspires for the best of life was launched last Tuesday.
Speaking at the launching ceremony held at Sheraton Addis, Government Communication Affairs Office Minister Getachew Reda said that Ethiopia has diverse culture and heritages. "When these cultural values, artistic resources and heritages are broadcast by a media which is outside of our control the real image of the country could not be displayed to the outside world," he added. Ethiopia: Moby Group Launches Free-to-Air Satellite Station Kana TV in JV With Local Partners. London — Dubai-based Moby Group is launching a new satellite entertainment channel in Ethiopia in a JV with local partners.
For years the TV sector in Ethiopia was just Government channels but two satellite stations are now launching. Russell Southwood spoke to Elias Shulze, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Kana TV. Under construction: The communications industry in Ethiopia. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:28 Graham Cruikshanks As a frequent visitor to many African cities, I am often tempted to use the descriptor ‘under construction’.
Made In Africa: Ethiopia's Film Industry Set For Take Off. Africa’s film industry has grown tremendously in recent years led by increased commercial production in Nigeria and South Africa.
But other nations including Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya are quickly catching on. A new generation of low budget filmmakers in Ethiopia have managed to beat significant barriers to entry and are now making movies that have got the country’s 93 million people fixated on their every story. The number of cinema houses in the country’s capital Addis Ababa and other major towns are also on the rise as they seek to meet a growing demand for local movie-content.
According to Taferi Wessen, one of the founders of the now defunct Ethiopian Film Corporation, the struggles local filmmakers go through in Addis hinders serious filmmakers from getting a chance to have their productions seen. They simply crowd out what little venue is available for films to be shown.