The Ladima Foundation has been invited to take part in this year’s Berlinale Africa Hub as part of the European Film Market at the Berlinale 2019, taking place from 8 to 13 February 2019. The Ladima Foundation is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the EFM in connection with the Berlinale Africa Hub.
The Foundation’s co-founder, Lara Utian-Preston has been invited to present a short keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Berlinale Africa Hub on 8 February. Her speech will follow the Words of Welcome by Michelle Müntefering (Secretary of State for International Cultural Policy, German Federal Foreign Office). Tsitsi Dangarembga of the African Women Filmmakers Hub, Zimbabwe will also present a keynote at the Opening.
During this speech, Utian-Preston will take the opportunity to announce a number of initiatives and partnerships that will be rolled out by the Ladima Foundation in 2019.
Edima Otuokon, the other co-founder of the Ladima Foundation, will then take part in a panel discussion Interconnectivity, Self-Empowerment and Inclusive Network Building of African Women Film Professionals. This Africa Hub Talk will focus on network building through online repertories and will foreground the strategies, organisations and individuals that aim at creating a self-empowering, self-enabling inclusive network of African women film professionals.
Panelists will include:
Tsitsi Dangarembga (AWFH, Zimbabwe);
Bongiwe Selane (Producer, South Africa);
Mmabatho Kau (Producer, South Africa);
Edima Otuokon (The Ladima Foundation, Nigeria).
Moderated by Katarina Hedrén (Goethe Institute, South Africa).
The full schedule of talks at the Berlinale Africa Hub can be found here: Africa Hub Talks
This Africa Hub Talk also forms part of the EFM’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative, led by Themba Bhebhe (Diversity & Inclusion – EFM).