Golden Movie Awards in association with the African Women’s Development Fund, on Monday, held African Women in Film Forum to empower women in Ghana’s movie industry.
First of its kind, the event was held at the Alliance Francaise in Accra.
Among topics discussed included identity and originality in Ghanaian movies in relation to the portrayal of the real African woman or the Ghanaian woman in the movies.
The forum was attended by popular actresses and female produces; Yvonne Okoro, Nadia Buari, Juliet Ibrahim, Martha Ankomah, the Legendary Rama Brew and producer, Helen Omaboe among others who shared diverse opinions on the topics discussed and also issues about lack of funding for Ghanaian movies among others.
Also in attendance were members of Film Producers Association of Ghana in the persons of Socrates Sarfo, and President Asare Hackman among others and movie director, Pascal Amanfo.
Juliet Ibrahim’s documentary film about how some African women allow themselves to be maltreated in their marriages was also screened at the ceremony.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards the full realization of women’s rights.
There were appeals from the Ghanaian female filmmakers to AWDF to help the industry with grants for their productions.