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AFRICA HUB AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – TIFF 2024

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and African Women Acting (AWA), is delighted to host the second edition of the AFRICA HUB at the 49th annual Toronto International Film Festival from September 5-15, 2024.

AFRICA HUB at TIFF will be a platform and meeting place for:

  1. Canadians to showcase Canadian capabilitiesin terms of how the African film industry in partnership with their Canadian counterparts can benefit from it.
    • Canada has a robust film industry of over US $11.69 Billion in total volume of film and television production (Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) profile 2022 Economic report);
    • With its lucrative incentive programs, advantageous tax credits, varied locations and attractive discounts on the US dollar, Canada offers some of the most desirable production opportunities and facilities in the world;
    • Canada’s expertise in film production, post-production, advanced industry technologies, highly trained crews, film education, financing mechanisms, is second to none;
    • Dentons’ Producing in Canadareport (November 2023) stated that “Canada is recognized as a major player in film, television and interactive digital media production. The growth of Canada’s multibillion-dollar production industry is attributable to our high-standard facilities, competent workforce, physical and cultural proximity to the United States (US), and many favorable economic factors. These include lower location and production costs than in the US and Europe, a good exchange rate, and advantageous government tax incentives and funding policies.”
  1. Africans to highlight the undiscovered African untapped potential in film, television, and interactive digital production.
    • According to the UNESCO report “The African Film Industry Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth, 2021”, it states that the film and audiovisual industry in Africa has the potential to create over 20 million jobs and generate US$20 billion in revenues per year for the African economies. This is largely due to the widespread use of new technologies, the affordability of digital film equipment, and the rise of online platforms which are enabling a new generation of African filmmakers to emerge.
    • The significant rise in the African film industry, as an example Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, is the third largest centre of film production in the world (producing 2500 films annually) after Hollywood (USA) and Bollywood (India).
    • Africa, the second largest continent, is also the youngest continent in the world. In 2022, the mean age was 18.8 years old. It is being said that by the year 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42% of the world’s youth, which represents significant future consumer markets.
    • The African film industry is looking for partners with technical expertise, equipment / technologies, and skills like post-production which Canada is one the world’s leaders. Collaborative opportunities in Africa via co-productions and joint ventures provide a powerful tool to access the African market and collaborate with local talent.

For 2024, the Africa Hub at TIFF will deliver:

  • Africa Hub: large pavilion in TIFF Industry Centre, Sept. 5 – 15 creating greater awareness of African Film Sector
  • Official TIFF Conference Session: Perspectives Africa:Narratives + Untapped Potential of African Film Industry
  • Official TIFF Conference Session: Microsession:Streaming for Africa – Opportunities in VOD
  • Produce in Canada:Production and Finance Opportunities
  • African Country Showcase:African Talents, locations and Opportunities
  • Spotlight on Women in Film
  • Global Production Standards for African & Canadian Producers & Directors
  • International Studios Spotlight:Producing with Africa.
  • Africa Film Business and Film Finance Forum
  • Meet the International Sales Agents & Distributors:1-on-1 Match-Making + Speed-Dating for African Producers
  • African & Afro-Canadian Film Festivals Focus:Meet the Founders, Festival Directors and Programmers
  • African Animation Showcase
  • Meet African Talent
  • The African Film Students Corner:Focus on Canadian Film School Programs for Africa and Students
  • VIP Curated FAM Tours:Local Studios, Animation Facilities and other Production Facilities in the GTA

ABOUT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF):

Founded in 1976, TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Lightbox, which features five cinemas as well as learning and entertainment facilities; and the innovative national screening programme, Film Circuit. The organization generates an estimated economic impact of $200 million CAD annually. TIFF Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel, and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, and RBC. The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Major Sponsors RBC, Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

In addition, as Canada’s premier home of cinema, TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, events, professional development, and opportunities to meet, hear and learn from filmmakers from Canada and around the world. It is dedicated to presenting the best of International and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages
and backgrounds.

For more information, visit www.tiff.net.

AFRICA HUB PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • The CCAfrica-TIFF Africa Hub Programs are curated and designed to drive very high-level African film industry creative and business forums, conversations, capacity-building discussions, and training that will help shape the future of African film professionals.

  • These programs are packaged to ensure that through high-level conversations, networking events, and speaking engagements new business can be developed.

  • The African film industry stakeholders and decision-makers attending the Toronto International Film Festival can decisively take stock of the current global positioning of the African film landscape, the main issues, and limiting factors limiting Africa’s global positioning, how to plan strategically and intentionally for future growth and expansion for the largely untapped potential of the African creative industry sector.

AFRICA HUB PROGRAM BENEFITS TO AFRICA

  • To promote and spotlight African talents to the biggest film industry convergence and festival in North America.

  • To connect different countries in Africa to opportunities and potentials for film professionals in Canada and also connect Canadian companies in the film industry to the vast potentials and untapped opportunities of doing business, making connections and building relationships with Africa.

  • Build capacity and improve on skills and film industry knowledge for African filmmakers

  • Connect African talents and film professionals to vast global opportunities outside Africa.

2024 AFRICA HUB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS PACKAGE

  1. Perspectives Africa: Narratives and Untapped Potential of African Film Industry

  2. Global Production Standards For African & Canadian Producers & Directors: Immersive Workshops & Masterclasses

  3. Africa Film Business and Film Finance Forum: Roundtables on African Film Financing, Distribution, and Production Business Opportunities

  4. Meet the International Sales Agents & Distributors: One-on-one Match-Making and One-One Speed-Dating & Meetings for African Producers

  5. African Country Delegation Meetup Networking Reception

  6. MICROSESSION Streaming For Africa: Opportunities in VOD

  7. African Film Festivals Focus: Meet the Founders, Festival Directors and Programmers Breakfast

  8. African Animation Showcase

  9. Produce in Canada: Production and Financing Opportunities

  10. International Studios Spotlight: Producing with Africa

  11. African Country Showcase: African Talents Locations and Opportunities

  12. Meetup African Talents

  13. Spotlight on Women in Film: Africa-Canada Power Breakfast

  14. The African Film Students Corner Focus on Canadian Film School Programs for Africa and Students

  15. Familiarization Tour of Local Film Industry Facilities in Toronto

We are proud and excited to present an outstanding curated program that the Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) has developed with TIFF to foster screen content production between Canada and the continent of Africa. This is the second year of CCAfrica’s collaboration with TIFF and we are so pleased to host the next edition of the AFRICA HUB at the 49th Toronto International Film Festival from September 5-15, 2024.

For 2024, the AFRICA HUB will comprise 15 programs designed to drive business to and shine a spotlight on, Canadian film industry capabilities, African film industry opportunities, and both of our talented filmmakers at TIFF 2024. Attached you’ll find an outline of our programming plan in more detail, and our customizable Sponsorship and Partnership packages, as we would be most grateful for your support to deliver this excellent initiative.

Through our extensive network, CCAfrica is creating high-level partnerships with African governments, industry organizations and corporations who have a keen interest in developing their local film industries for global opportunities. At the same time, we are reaching out to similar groups in Canada who are interested in collaborating and expanding Canada’s prospects here and abroad.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival:

  • Welcomed more than 300,000 attendees
  • Accredited more than 4,400 Canadian and international industry delegates
  • Accredited 1,604 Canadian, US, and international journalists
  • Received more than 8,000 international and Canadian submissions
  • Screened 207 feature films, 62 short films, and nine series from 78 countries, including 48 films and series from Canada
  • Held a five-day Industry Conference with more than 30 panels and more than 100 speakers
  • Welcomed more than 425,600 visitors on Festival Street

Here are a few pictures from the African Hub at TIFF2023 below.

JOIN US TODAY AND BE PART OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CCAFRICA AFRICA HUB AT TIFF SEPTEMBER 5-15, 2024

For more information or to register please contact us by:
Email: africahub-tiff@ccafrica.ca
Phone: +1-613-565-3011

AFRICA HUB ORGANIZER:

CANADIAN COUNCIL ON AFRICA (CCAFRICA)

IN COLLABORATION WITH:

PARTNERS:

Highlights from the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival | TIFF 2023

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Start:
September 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 15 @ 5:00 pm
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