Movement on the African Metropolis initiative we announced last summer - July.

First a quick recap... in short, selected from among 40 entries, 7 African directors will each explore their own "African Metropolis" on film - Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos, and Nairobi. 

The initiative is presented by executive producer Steven Markovitz and the Goethe-Institut South Africa, with further support from the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria is also a partner.

The filmmakers are Jim Chuchu of Kenya, Egyptian director Ahmed GhoneimyFolasakin Iwajomo of Nigeria, Marie Ka, who is Senegalese/Martiniquan, Philippe Lacote of the Ivory Coast, Yohan Lengole of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South African director Vincent Moloi

As was announced last week, this year’s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting the premiere of the African Metropolis Short Film Project, with screenings on July 20, 21 and 23.

Each screening is followed by Q&A sessions with directors and producers, as well as a panel discussion on July 21.

A brand new website for the African Metropolis Short Film Project has been launched, where you'll find full details about each short, along with images from them. No clips or trailers yet, unfortunately, but I'm told those should be coming soon, so once I have them, so will you.

I really looking forward to seeing these films.

In the meantime, starting on the next page, you'll find individual titles, synopses, and images for each film, so click on...