Festivals and Markets

AFI New African Film Festival

Co-presented by AFI Silver, Africa World Now Project and Afrikafé, Quragnaye / Enchained the movie was selected as the opening film on the 16th year of the festival with additional screenings added while opening night was sold out.
Habeshaview had facilitated for the Ethiopian based director Moges Tafesse and lead actor Zerihun Mulatu to be present at the opening and the Q&A followed by a reception for industry players.
‘This is magic realism at its best. Combining breath-taking landscapes with superb performances piqued by humour and irony, Tafesse takes the audience by storm in a tense and moving ethnological drama suffused with passion, jealousy and bitter anger of the traditional Ethiopian establishment.’


Rich Mix International Premier

Distribution of the award winning film at the multi arts cinema, Rich Mix International Premier, of Enchained

70th annual Berlin International Film Festival

First Ethiopian Film Delegation Heads to European Film Market

habeshaview co-sponsors the First formal export mission under the banner Ethiopia Creates – Africa Hub at Berlinale with Tourism Ethiopia, IEFTA, Goethe Institute and Gobez Media.

The delegation had opportunities to introduce Ethiopia at the European film market (It all starts here – European Film Market (efm-berlinale.de) and pitch films and projects for collaborations, financing and co-producing opportunities to the world.


Luxor African Film Festival

Enchained film has been selected to screen at the Luxor African film Festival


African Diaspora Film Festival Teachers College, Columbia University - New York

Quragnaye/Enchained was one of the film that got screened amongst the 59 films from filmmakers around the world during the 27th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), in New York City in November 2019. ADIFF is an international film festival which offers a unique quality cinematic experience that places at its center the humanity of people of color all over the world. The film’s director and writer Moges Tafesse and Mekdes Feleke from habeshaview attended the screening followed by Q&A session.

IEFTA Shine Spotlight on Ethiopia at Berlinale

Tigist Kebede, operations director of habeshaview, was a panellist at the Africa Hub Talk on the ‘Role of TV for the African Continent and its Diasporas’. Other panellist included DeShuna Spencer (kweli TV, USA), Eve Accrombesi (EDAN TV, UK). It was moderated by Coréon Dú (Creative Director, Angola). Tuesday, 25 Feb, 3.30 – 4.30 pm, Africa Hub (Africa Hub (variety.com)


Berlinale’s Africa Hub Hosts Innovative Voices

habeshaview dinner with special guests, diplomats and other VIPs to connect and network for those with links to Ethiopia and the international film industry.


Durban Film Mart

The Durban FilmMart Institute presented the Africa’s premiere film industry market as an online event (due to Covid) with an audience of over 3000 industry professionals from Africa and the world.

The panels focused on the African film industry, and habeshaview was invited to the program as its leading the way on bringing local quality content in an innovation way to diaspora audiences.

Tigist Kebede of habeshaview, the Ethiopian-based multimedia platform have shared her expertise on ‘The Role of TV for the African Continent and its Diasporas’

Panelists alongside habeshaview’s Tigist Kebede included DeShuna Spencer of kweliTV, Wilfred Kiumi of Africa Digital Media Group, Bob Perfect of Almost Perfect Media, Thandeka Zwana of Indigenous Film Distribution, Khanyo Mjamba of Gaba Media, and Mayenzeke Baza of AAA Entertainment.


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