The Namibian (Windhoek)

8 January 2013

Namibia: Movie Collection Soon to Be Available At the FNCC

The Namibian Movie Collection (NMC) which was launched in November 2009, now consists of 50 films made by Namibian filmmakers and foreign films with relevance to the Namibian film landscape.

For the purpose of promotion, filmmakers agreed to grant non-commercial rights of their films to be part of the collection and the FNCC granted space in its Multimedia Library for public access.

For a broader dissemination and exposure, a catalog of the Namibian Movie Collection is published on the website of AfricAvenir, introducing Namibian films and filmmakers to an international audience. The Namibian Movie Collection believe this is necessary and crucial towards achieving the overall objective, the development of the Namibian film industry.

Since its creation, the NMC has been reproduced and donated to the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies and has been purchased by several libraries outside Namibia. The Ministry of Youth National Service Sport and Culture also purchased two complete sets for educational purposes and in order to promote Namibian films within the work of the Ministry's Department for Arts and Culture.

In 2012, the Namibian Movie Collection reached it's target for 2012 and has now a superb number of 50 films in the collection. The last two films added are

Tim Huebschle's 'Looking for Iilonga' (2011) and Bridget Pickering's 'Uno's World' (2002). The last agreement was signed recently and soon the 50 films can be rented out at the FNCC library.

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