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The CPI is a professional development programme that hones the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of African producers through online and in-person sessions that will take place at the Festival International du Film de Marrakech in Morocco and the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
"As an emerging creative producer, I am excited and grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity made possible by the Realness Institute,” Jimmy-Melani said.
“I met Dantagos last year during the Mukorob film project, and was struck by her talent, drive and passion. I am immensely proud of her for taking this opportunity and we are confident that she will not only thrive in the CPI environment, but will also bring back a wealth of knowledge to Namibia”, Lucia Meyer-Marais, commissioning editor of premium M-Net channels, said.
The African film-making agency Realness Institute is responsible for the CPI and selected 15 African producers, and will work with the Canadian Film Fund, the Austrian Film Fund and South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, among other institutions.
“MultiChoice Namibia extends our heartfelt congratulations to Dantagos for her achievement,” managing director Roger Gertze said.
“Her dedication to the Namibian television and film industry has proven that our local talent is noteworthy at an international level. We wish her all the best as an ambassador for Namibian excellence, taking Namibia to the world.”
'Bokwagter’, which follows the lives of Namibian children who defend themselves against cattle thieves, is available on DStv, GOtv and Showmax.