WINDHOEK The newly appointed Board of Directors of the Film Association of Namibia (FAN) is appealing and urging all filmmakers in their respective expertise to become registered FAN members. In the same vein the board is working around the clock to locally venture with various ministries, parastatals as well as businessmen and women to help boost the industry since it contributes immensely towards the country’s GDP. FAN has spread its wings by introducing regional executives who will assist in developing films and videos in the regions as per its strategic plan. The newly appointed board members were officially elected in May 2015 in their respective portfolios as stipulated below: Perivi Katjavivi (Board Chairman); Marinda Stein (Vice Chairlady ); Toucy Tjijombo (International Relations and Marketing Executive); Andrew Botelle (Treasurer); Abius Akwaake (Secretary and Industry Advocate); Moses Mberira (Regional Film Development Executive for Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, Karas, Hardap, Erongo and Okunene) and Khama Nakanduungileh (Regional Film Development Executive: for Okavango East and West, Zambezi, Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto). FAN is Namibia’s sole film and video not-for-gain body, recognised by the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology through the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) mandated to promote the growth and development of the Namibian Film and Video industry in all 14 regions and take it to greater heights. Thus, FAN is encouraging independent producers, film lovers and sympathisers to join forces through increasing the production of local content in the country. The Board is constantly networking with its international counterparts to share and gain vast knowledge about the industry whilst tapping into the international scene. FAN’s five year plan was adopted at its AGM April 25 and will guide the Board to steer the industry in the right direction. In addition a recent public consultation on the 2nd amendment to the NFC (Namibia Film Association) Act of 2000 highlighted the necessity of creating a formalised industry with practical solutions to overcome our current challenges and empower all participating industry professionals. The FAN’s five year plan as well as its constitution is available upon request. Anyone who wish to get in touch with or want to join FAN may kindly contact the International Relations and Marketing Executive via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on www.facebook.com/filmmakersnamibia, www.filmmakers-association-namibia.com, P.O. Box 40731, Windhoek.
New Era Reporter
2015-07-10 16:17:09 3 years ago