Mollywood: Malawi govt nods to support film industry
Malawi government says it will support the Film Industry considering the important role it plays to the development of the country.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of the Investment and Development Strategy for the Film Industry in Malawi on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said film makers would promote tourism sites in the country.
Nankhumwa said, “films contributes positively to the development of the country such that tourism sites and culture of the people would be known at the international level.
Government will be ready to fully support strategy which has been submitted to the ministry by the Film Association of Malawi (FAMA).
“We are going to collaborate with the partners in this project to map the way forward and boost the film industry in the country,” he said.
He further said government was looking forward to seeing the film industry taken to another high level, saying it will create some opportunities for employment.
The Film industry in the country is yet to experience some changes in the production of movies because the Censorship and Cultural Policy are yet to be reviewed and approved by the Cabinet.
President of the Film Association of Malawi (FAMA) Ezaius Mkandawire said the association is proud and hopeful that the government would implement and play its part as the film strategy submitted contains its expectations and role.
“On our own as an association we can’t achieve anything, but we can achieve a lot if we work as a team. Therefore, we are asking every citizen to take part in the boosting of the film industry because we have big potential to do very well,’ he said.
Mkandawire however said partners could help in capacity building, promote gender and culture, finance, education on film production and marketing.– Reporting by Evans Songwe, Mana
this cornced citizen is a piece of crap and am he is not in this earth because even the name he is using of cornced citizen was there before him why is he copying the name please stay with mollywood it sounds cool if he has isues he csn follow me on tweeter @ #-juliusphiri big up mollywood
The name “mollywood” is not very appealing it shows that we as Malawians are really late to the party in the film industry… Please choose another name for crying out loud !!
Firewood would befit. Malawi a moto plus nkhuni equals more action.
Mollywood! Malawi kubera chirichonse munakhala bwanji? Choose a different name pliz
#7. English is not an issue. Even those Nigerians you see don’t speak good English. What happens in Film Industry is that people are given a script to memorise. You don’t generally need to speak your own English. Directors are there to help actors do their work well which includes how best to pronounce words. The issue here should be finding good English instructors.
That’s a way to go motherland.all the best
If Government cannot afford to equip MBC with state of the art equipment, let alone enough cameras, just how is it planning to support the film industry?
The film industry is very expensive and requires massive capital injection for it to take off.
Unless this is done, we will keep producing substandard material that is horrible to watch.
Chichewa films or Wat? Most Malawians don’t speak good English so it’s difficult to produce films for international standards