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Africa's film industry encompasses a range of creative production activities including film, TV and documentary production, commercials, stills photography and multimedia. There are two main streams: the facilitation and provision of logistical and technical services for foreign productions, and the local production of South African commercials, TV, documentaries and feature films.
The AFRICAN FILM COMMISSIONS NETWORK is a non-profit initiative that supports and promotes the development of the film industry and economy in Africa. Members of the network are the professional Film Commissions, Film Offices or Film Institutes in Africa that are established and operate with the official sanction and mandate from their respective national, provincial / state or city governments.
Our courses are designed to empower and enable all personnel tasked with promoting, managing and facilitating film production on behalf of their respective jurisdictions. Participants will be film commission, film office, tourism office, chamber of commerce, investment promotion agency or any other government department or agency. Participants will learn the key industry talking points around WHY film is important to communities.
Welcome to Locations Africa
Locations Africa was created to help unlock Africa’s vast, diverse locations and services for the international film industry. It’s understood that every international film, tv or commercial production that can be persuaded to shoot on location in Africa means a high-profile, low-impact injection of foreign currency that can create brand and positive images to a wider market.
Locations Africa understands that in many African countries and regions, the ability to attract production-on-location is constrained. In particular, information about the African film industry, its locations and its service offerings is difficult to find, and International producers have no easy way to connect with the locations, services, skills and equipment available to them on the continent.
Locations Africa aims to support relevant change – principally by creating this portal to the film contacts within government around the continent. The organization also facilitates the African Film Commissions Network, and provides training for African film commission personnel.
Facilities & Crew
Shot in Africa
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa - shot in various South African locations.Read More
A number of roads in the Johannesburg CBD were closed when the Avengers: Age of Ultron, was shot between February 14 and 24, 2015 by Walt Disney International.Read More
The Namibian desert, with its stark, lunar landscape, makes an ideal dramatic backdrop for a post-apocalyptic movie. "Max Max: Fury Road," which won six Oscars, was filmed in this desert's dusty dunes. The production relocated to Namibia from AustraliaRead More
For the Game of Thrones Yunkai and the Game of Thrones Astapor, producers chose two locations in Morocco, the real ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou (Yunkai) and Essaouira (Astapor).Read More
With a $45 million production budget, filming began on 12 November 2010 in Cape Town and took approximately 13 weeks, with second unit photography occurring over seven weeks. Filming locations included Johannesburg and Cape Town Film Studios (Dredd was the first project filmed at the studio).Read More