Electric South and the Goethe-Institut at this year’s Durban Film Mart at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will present “New Dimensions – Virtual Reality Africa”, a selection of specialised productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana.
Each of these works, said organisers in a statement, offered a view of the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.
Ingrid Kopp and Steven Markovitz, Founders of Electric South, said: “The aim of this collaboration with the Goethe-Institut is to provide funding support to African storytellers and artists in the development and production of their own VR ideas, and introducing African and international audiences to African-produced VR.”
Said Lien Heidenreich-Seleme, Head of Cultural Programmes for Subsaharan-Africa at the Goethe-Institut South Africa: “As part of our work with the theme “future”, we are exploring virtual reality not only with filmmakers, but with artists from very different disciplines all over Sub Saharan Africa. We are excited to see how new technological means will allow for new stories being told.”