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Namibia promoted as ideal film location to international producers at London show

Namibia promoted as ideal film location to international producers at London show

A Namibian film delegation led by local producer, Guy Nockels, is on its way to London to exhibit at Focus 2017, the international meeting place for people working in the creative screen industries. The two-day exhibition is staged at London’s Business Design Centre.

Nockels will act as special film ambassador representing his own companies, Namib Film and Magic Touch Films, as well as the Namibia Film Commission. The industry exhibition takes place next week Tuesday and Wednesday, 05 and 06 December.

Focus is a dedicated platform to promote specific segments in the film industry. It is the only European audio-visual event to attract film commissions, locations providers and production service companies from over 50 countries.

With Nockels at the helm, Namibia is showcased over the two days to several hundred delegates and thousands of visitors. Information sessions range from one-on-one meetings and inspirational talks to networking events with prominent advertising, film and TV producers. The main goal is to promote Namibia as film locality to representatives of various production hubs.

Participating at Focus puts the two local film companies at the forefront of marketing Namibia to international producers as a suitable and able location destination. Particular emphasis is placed on the local availability of world class services and support.

This is the first year that Nockels travels to Focus as official representative of the Namibia Film Commission. This requires of him to take a large amount of marketing material to London. For this logistics, he is generously supported by Transworld Cargo who is taking care of all shipping.

Nockels will meet with various international filmmakers, television producers and directors, reconnect with some who have worked with his companies and the Namibia Film Commission in the past, while showcasing the experience and professionalism of the teams. He said Namibia’s presence at Focus opens opportunities for international production teams to film in Namibia, it testifies to Namibia’s rich production experience and infrastructure, and it advertises the availability and expertise of local production companies like Namib Film and Magic Touch Films.

Namib Film and Magic Touch Films, together with two partner companies, operate under Imwe Namibia Holdings. The Imwe Namibia companies are Magic Touch Films, a production company specializing in documentaries and reality TV projects, Equipment List Rentals, a company that facilitates the rental of filming, camping and event equipment, the travel agency Desert Ace Tours and Charters, and Namib Film.


To find out more about Namib Film, Magic Touch Films and the Namibia Film Commission travelling to London, contact Mr Nockels at guy@imwe.com.na or visit them at www.namibfilms.com


 

 

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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.