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Film industry : The new generation is here

The future of the 7th art relies on young filmmakers.


Young filmakers (Copyright)

They are young, they are talented and ready to conquer the world.  Meet the new generation of stars and the brains behind the most thrilling stories which have been gaining international recognition and also making Cameroon proud.  They maybe young but the passion for the art has helped them in becoming experienced and professional.

Directors first

The Ministry of Arts and Culture honoured some of them at the 8th edition of the National Arts and Culture Festival by selecting their films from the 25 best movies broadcast  during the FENAC. They included; Achille Brice, Agbor Obed Agbor, Anurin Nwunembom, Christa Eka, Itambi Delphine, Lea Malle, Narcisse Wandji and Thierry Ntamack.

There are also others whose films were not shown but are  also considered  as the pride of the nation like Françoise Ellong whose films have travelled world wide, especially W.A.KA.  which tells the story of a prostitute who sacrifices all to take care of her son. Constance Ejuma, Dorothe Atabong  can also be mention in this list.

What about actors

The worthy sons of Cameroon today  have been signing contracts with movie industries such as Hollywood and Nollywood in the likes of Willy Zogo who played in the  American film  The Mechanic with Jason Statam; Valery Nchifor who will play in a movie in Tanzania while Jeffrey Epule, has been achieving great things in Nigeria. The signing of these contracts can be estimated to millions of FCFA francs.

The future seems indeed bright for the Cameoonian film industry as those to take over are doing everything humanly possible to be on top.


Maimounatou Bourzaka