We are excited to let you know that the Berlinale Africa Hub is will be back in 2018! It will take place from Friday February 16 until Wednesday February 21, 2018 within the framework of the European Film Market. This is due to the successful first edition of the Berlinale Africa Hub 2017. This year’s edition will again offer a focused range of events such as panels, presentations and talks and allow distributors, buyers, filmmakers and other professionals of the creative industries from or with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa to come together,to meet and to network.
This is indeed a welcome development as because I remember in 2008 when I attended the Berlinale, there wasn’t much representation on Africa. I felt Africa was invisible and excluded from what was going on in the rest of the world. Whether deliberately or innocently that was how it felt so it is heartening to see an attempt by them to consciously include African film in the coming year.
In addition to the Conference Lounge and the VR Lounge, in 2018, sales agents, distributors as well as innovative and cross-platform oriented initiatives will have the opportunity to book a PopUp Office,which will allow to them have an own designated space inside the Africa Hub to present their company and to arrange meetings.
For Further information on all booking options related to the Africa Hub and its PopUp Offices will follow soon. In order to participate in the Berlinale Africa Hub, you need to register online. Please, note that you can benefit from our Early Bird rate until November 30, 2017. For more information please check their website here.