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2023 edition updates

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AfroCannes is partnering with NEOM at the Cannes Film Festival, sharing the outstanding opportunities that NEOM and the MENA region have to offer the film industry.


NEOM is the Gateway to the Middle East & North Africa and the trusted production partner in the region. Featuring world-class, purpose-built facilities backed up by one of the most competitive cash rebate schemes anywhere in the world, NEOM’s experienced international team has already supported more than 30 local and international productions across film and all forms of TV and TVCs. 


Wayne Borg, Managing Director NEOM Media Industries, Entertainment, and Culture will be sharing the latest news from NEOM and opportunities the region presents on Thursday 18th May, 11:35 AM at the Salon Croisette – Hotel Gray d'Albion.

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AfroCannes is delighted to welcome Film Edge as a collaborative partner. FilmHedge is fin-tech platform providing financing to Film/TV productions with total budgets between $1 and $50 million. FilmHedge is also an industry leader in providing risk and credit data to institutional capital (hedge funds, private equity, investment banks etc.) aiming to improve their media investment strategies. Backed by $100 million credit facility and venture capital firms (WOCStar, Triple Point and Collab Capital).Film Edge CEO, Mr. Jon Gosier will be joining AfroCannes to share more about his company and projects. 


AfroCannes is delighted to welcome HollyShorts Film Festival as a collaborative partner. The HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual Academy Award®-qualifying independent short film festival located in Hollywood, California and co-founded by Mr. Theo Dumont. 


AfroCannes will honor the career and the life of Mr. Harry Belafonte with a discussion led by Mr. Jimmy Jean-Louis, actor and producer from Haiti.  

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AfroCannes has partnered with the African Pavilion, a initiative led by Aminata Diop-Johnson, founder of ACA (African Cultural Agency). Every year at Cannes Film Festival since 2019, the African Pavilion hosts African filmmakers in their pavilion at the Village. In 2023, the African Pavilion will have a stand within the Palais des Festival. AfroCannes participants with Marché du Film accreditation are welcome to go there to attend events and networking sessions. 

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Upscale Magazine, which for over 30 years, has been the ultimate lifestyle magazine, focusing on the latest in entertainment, beauty, fashion, travel and news, is joining AfroCannes as a media partner. 



The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its official poster, legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve is this year's egerie. At AfroCannes, during the festival, we will honor a host of filmmakers who have contributed handsomely to the growth and rise of African cinema and diverse and inclusive story-telling. Check the program here


How to attend AfroCannes? Simple: register online here, and just show-up at the session you want to attend. Accreditations or market badges are not required. However, you need to be On the registration list. 

How to partner with AfroCannes and get your logo on our communication materials? Email 


Who speaks at AfroCannes?:you can check the speakers' list here or get our updates on our Instagram page here and facebook here

How to partner with AfroCannes and get your logo on our communication materials? Email 

2023 Partners

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