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Afrikamera Film Festival

Visual Identity, Social Media Campaign and Online Festival Management

Brian Karp & Leonard Leesch
(camera, editing, interviews,
file management, communication, hosting,
social media)

Pablo Hassmann
(photography, file management, social media)

Christian DeMarco
(additional photography & photo editing)

Justina Leston (Graphic Design)

The AFRIKAMERA Festival 2020 and 2021
was produced in collaboration with
Toucouleur e.V.

In 2020, the AFRIKAMERA team was faced with the decision to either cancel the film festival or to set up an online version within a short period of time. Due to Covid-19, the venues were closed and the filmmakers were not allowed to enter the country. Our task was to manage the entire festival program including special events and roundtables on Vimeo. In addition to the design and file management we were also responsible for the entire social media communication including the development of a visual identity. In close cooperation with the PR team of Afrikamera we created various posts and stories on Facebook and Instagram and designed a graphic campaign to Promote the festival content. In addition we conducted 14 livestreams of Q & A's with filmmakers during the festival, as well as two panel discussions with film presentations in the form of webinars. The festival was thus saved.

AFRIKAMERA uses the medium of film to present the Berlin audience with the entire diversity of the African continent, highlighting issues such as warfare & violence, disease and natural disasters. These stereotypical images and opinions are contrasted with the many facets of everyday life in Africa and made tangible for moviegoers.

In 2019 we produced a film for the festival, which describes a first impression of the Afrikamera Festival and in particular introduces the edition "Africa Lusofonia 2019" with the attending filmmakers.

AFRIKAMERA sees itself as a permanent platform of dialogue between African filmmakers and the Berlin audience and as a place of exchange between filmmakers, producers and distributors.

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