Film Association of Malawi (Fama) has partnered Black Pepper in Lilongwe in its quest to propel the film industry in the country.
The association, led by its president Gift Sukez Sukali, is in a project of creating platforms for film screening to give local filmmakers a chance to screen their films.
Fama and Black Pepper signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Tuesday afternoon in Lilongwe.
Fama says the partnership will strengthen members’ capacity and improve the quality of films.
Some of the areas that the film body stands to benefit from the partnership with Black Pepper include Movie Night Space, Capacity Building, workshops and film festivals.
According to the MoU which The Daily Times has seen, the partnership is for two years.
The partnership with Black Pepper also follows Fama’s recent agreements with Latitude in Lilongwe and Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre.
Sukali said recently that they would want to create a buzz for film and attract people to start patronising movie nights as was the case in the past.
“We are moving in the right direction. Filmmakers are working as seen by a number of films on the market and, for them to continue, people have to support the screenings,” he said.