Association pour la Promotion de la Culture, des Arts et des Loisirs (APCAL) – Lomé

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Non-profit organization created in November 1996.
Areas. Film, photography, multimedia arts, visual arts, comics, heritage etc.
Activities. APCAL organizes the Love of Film and Television of Lomé (RECITEL). Devoted to films (feature and short films, dramas and documentaries) that use digital technology, these meetings are at once a framework for training, promotion and distribution of images in Togo. The RECITEL want to encourage vocations and give young people the opportunities in the region to train and improve, create and meet professionals. The 3rd edition was held from 17 to 22 November 2008 on the theme Cinema and environmental protection. Like its predecessors, it included many aspects: an appointment with toddlers to awaken to the image techniques; film lessons in schools and colleges of Lome; a competition of films made with a mobile phone, open to beginners; a competition for young designers; a short film workshop for young people in training, which was attended by 12 students from the Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l’Audiovisuel (ISMA) in Benin and 63 students of the Higher Institute of Communication and the Arts (ISICA ) and the School of Film Studies (ESEC) in Togo; a round table on the role of cinema in environmental protection; at film screenings, on the esplanade of the French Cultural Centre (CCF), in the courtyard of the Goethe Institute and in the neighborhoods of Lome. Travelling RECITEL took over with the Caravan of showing films throughout the country.
APCAL is also the organizer of the Itinerant Cinema Togo (CIT) which offers screenings in schools, social centers, prisons and public squares of the cities and villages of Togo. To date, more than 15,000 screenings were organized and have affected more than a million spectators.
APCAL also realizes a project entitled Cultural pole for development to rehabilitate cultural centers within the country and develop training centers, documentation and resources for the arts and especially film, photography and visual arts.
Resources. APCAL has a permanent staff composed of a director, a secretary, a manager and programming manager. For his actions, she uses contract (Togolese and foreign professionals) and volunteers. It has an office in Lomé and in cultural centers in renovations inside the country and has the necessary equipment for the mobile cinema (a vehicle Land Cruiser 4×4, 2 multizone DVD players, two powerful amps, game 6 speakers, a video projector 1,700 lumens data with zoom, a folding screen of 3 x 2,5m, a generator 2.5 kwa), for photography (digital camera equipment and film, a black lab and white for silver) and for film and television output (mini DV camera and a digital editing system).
Professional network. Feature films (fiction and documentary) are available to the association by OIF and the Cooperation and Cultural Action (SCAC) of the Embassy of France in Togo. Short awareness films are provided by NGOs and various specialized services. APCAL working in Togo with the Ministries of Communication and Culture, Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education and Research, Promotion of Women and Child Protection and People elderly, the French Cultural Centre (CCF) and the Goethe Institute, local and national media. She also works with several institutions of Benin (ISMA, Department of Cinematography and ORTB), RFI and Africultures, and has relations in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Denmark.
Funding. Besides the support of the SCAC, the CCF and the Goethe Institute, the APCAL has already received the support of the OIF, Africalia Vrijmanfund and various economic operators in Togo.

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