… Sets eyes on international partnerships
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE Namibian Film Commission (NFC) has invested up a total of N$1.5 million in local film projects and activities as well as issuing 111 films permits to foreign film productions during in 2017 alone.
However, the industry still continues to linger under harsh conditions brought about by lack of adequate funds, limited skills, lack of incentives and a lack of collaboration as well as cooperation amongst filmmakers.
These were the words of NFC board chairperson Joel Haikali during a public update on the Commission’s status and a review of last year.
Haikali, together with Nelao Haukongo – NFC board deputy chairperson, Ziegie Willemse, Marinda Stein and Uatirohange Tjiuoro, were appointed as board members in November last year.
“The Commission is busy engaging stakeholders that are in the creative industries to collaborate in research on the impact of the sector on the Namibian economy,” Haikali explained.
“Partners include the National Arts Council (NAC), and the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) and the research is set to be completed towards the end of this year”
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