“Filfilu and I use to go out searching…..” comedian Tilahun

Ethiopian cinema, like the rest of the country’s film industry, is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Ethiopian film industry has faced a number of challenges. Despite their passion of live theater, Ethiopians don’t have many actors living there. However, copyright infringement and piracy hindered the development of Ethiopian cinema throughout the 2000s. Due to more government intervention and the execution of legislation, it fell in the early 2010s. Ethiopian film production is still underfunded and underskilled despite recent advancements, in contrast to premieres in other countries. Ethiopian cinema debuted three years after the first motion picture was screened on December 25, 1895. Growth has been severely hampered by the social unrest. Ethiopia’s film industry has been forced, as a result of government pressure, to focus on historical and documentary films with significant cultural, religious, and national origins since the 1970s. At the 2003 Annales d’Ethiopia, an Italian minister bought the first artifact from an Ethiopian movie from a Frenchman who had owned it since 1898. Ciccodicola, Federico Then Ciccodicola presented an item to Emperor Menelik II.

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