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FAME Week Africa 2023: Where Creativity Takes Center Stage

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Cape Town, South Africa — The countdown has begun, and the excitement is building as South Africa's premier media and entertainment event, FAME Week Africa, draws closer. From September 4th to 6th, this extravaganza is set to celebrate the transformative power of music, television, and film in Africa. It's a gathering where creativity flourishes, dreams become reality, and cultural unity shines.

Under the overarching theme of storytelling and creative expression, FAME Week Africa is poised to redefine narratives and empower generations. It's a clarion call to experience the enchantment that these mediums can unleash.

Adire – A Nollywood Premiere
The spotlight is firmly on FilmOne Studios, Nigeria's cinematic powerhouse, as they make a resounding statement at MIP Africa. They present an exclusive screening of "Adire," a groundbreaking Nollywood masterpiece and FilmOne's inaugural original production. Prepare to be captivated on Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Cape Town.

Producers Networking Cocktail Party
The Netflix Producers' Cocktail Party adds a touch of sophistication to networking. This exclusive event offers industry peers and executives a chance to connect, mingle, and gain invaluable insights into the latest industry trends and strategies.

Primedia Studios
Primedia Studios, renowned for hits like 'The Masked Singer SA' and 'Deal or No Deal SA' on SABC, eagerly anticipates its engagement with the creative industry at MIP Africa. It's the breeding ground for imaginative, groundbreaking content across diverse genres.

Jan Du Plessis, the voice of Primedia Studios, is thrilled about the event. He emphasizes the studio's commitment to nurturing fresh, unique, and intriguing content ideas. Their goal is to provide a platform for emerging creative talent and collaborate with inclusive production companies to create content that resonates with diverse audiences.

Creative Leader's Networking - An Exclusive BBC Event
Recognizing the profound influence of the creative and cultural sectors on society and the economy, FAME Week Africa introduces the Creative Leaders' Networking Function. It's a unique opportunity for industry leaders to connect, learn from the best, and create meaningful experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

Spinners Screening - A Showmax Original
The African film industry takes center stage with the premiere of "Spinners" on Monday, September 4, 2023, at MIP Africa. This eight-part drama series promises riveting entertainment for Sub-Saharan Africa on Showmax and CANAL+.

Women in Entertainment Breakfast - Powered by CTICC and presented by EarCandy
The Women in Entertainment Breakfast stands as a highlight in the FAME Week Africa calendar. It's a platform for women to empower one another, share experiences, and address gender disparities prevalent in the industry. Attendees can network, learn, and gain insights from keynote speakers.

The FAMEeous Party at Cabo Beach Club
The FAME After Dark experience is a must-attend event, celebrating African achievements and aspirations inspired by the philosophy of Ubuntu: "I am because we are." It fosters inspiring conversations, forges connections, and fuels career growth for creatives across Africa and beyond, all set against the backdrop of live music performances under the African sky.

Un-matched, Un-masked, Un-missable: Content Sessions
MIP Africa offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, producers, buyers, and sellers. It facilitates pre-scheduled, one-to-one matchmaking that can lead to life-changing opportunities. With over 160 compelling content sessions and networking events, it's a dream come true for creative professionals.

Project Pitches: Take Aim...
Project Pitches at MIP Africa 2023 provide the chance to present projects to industry professionals who have the power to green-light ideas. With the right support, these visions could reach millions of viewers worldwide, opening doors to new opportunities and relationships.

FAME Shorts Film Festival at The Labia Theatre
Discover the best of independent African cinema at the FAME Shorts Film Festival. This event showcases thought-provoking films from innovative independent filmmakers across the continent. With categories judged by industry experts, it's a platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work and engage with industry professionals.

Vogue Nights Cape Town – District 6
Step into the vibrant world of voguing at Vogue Nights, celebrating a dance style and culture that originated in New York City's ballroom era in the 1980s. Voguing, with its intricate movements and fashion-inspired poses, offers a safe space for LGBTQ+ communities, challenging societal norms and fostering self-expression.

The Mixtresses – The Studio at Rockefeller Hotel
Part of Muziki Africa, the Mixtresses event celebrates gender diversity in the music industry, shattering stereotypes and promoting inclusivity. Female DJs, often underrepresented, have a platform to showcase their skills and inspire future generations.

Martin Hiller, the visionary Event Director for Fame Week Africa, declares that the event is a game-changer for African and global creative professionals. With a myriad of content sessions and networking opportunities, it's where dreams can become reality.

FAME Week Africa promises to be an event like no other, showcasing the immense talent and innovation thriving across the continent. Get ready to be inspired, connect with industry leaders, and witness the magic of creativity. Tickets start at R750 for all three days. Join us from September 4th to 6th, 2023, at CTICC 2, Cape Town. Visit www.ctiaf.com for more details. It's time to celebrate Africa's creative brilliance!
[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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