“Alimesam” short comedy-drama by Dereje Haile

Ethiopian cinema is a relatively new development, much like the rest of Ethiopia’s film industry. The potential of the Ethiopian film industry has been constrained by a number of issues. Even though there aren’t many famous actors from Ethiopia, they enjoy seeing live theater. Amharic was first utilized in Ethiopian movies in the 2000s as the country started to get more advanced, although its advancement has been impeded by copyright infringement and piracy. This decreased in the early 2010s as a result of government intervention and policy implementation. Despite recent advancements, Ethiopian film production still lacks adequate financing and competence in contrast to premieres in other nations. Ethiopian cinema made its debut on December 25, 1896, three years after the first motion picture was exhibited. The socioeconomic instability has significantly hindered growth. Since the 1970s, historical and documentary films with significant cultural, religious, and national origins have been the main emphasis of Ethiopia’s film industry as a result of government pressure. Initially brought to Ethiopia by a Frenchman in 1898, the first film-related goods were later purchased by Italian diplomat Federico Ciccodicola at the 2003 Annales d’Ethiopia. Ciccodicola then presented an item to Emperor Menelik II.

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