“Our bigger problem is funding” – Lydia Forson tells BBC about Film Industry

Lydia Forson
Lydia Forson

Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has told to the BBC that, funding is the biggest problem the Ghana Movie Industry is facing and it’s heartbreaking.

According to Lydia, she could not make it the 50th Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou where her movie “Keteke” is one of two movies opening this year’s edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) due to lack of funds.

“Unfortunately, when it comes to funding, a lot of cooperate entities are not willing to put their money into films, we have a lot people make promises but they don’t meet up to this promises”. He said.

Speaking about challenges of the Ghana Movie Industry, Lydia Forson stressed that, funding is the most biggest problem the industry is facing.

“I mean our biggest problem has always been funding. A lot of our films in Ghana, although their seen all over the world, 99.9% are from personal funds and passionate individuals who believe in the film. We don’t have any real places where we can go for funds, not even from Banks,we don’t get fundings. So mostly we call it passion project.”


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