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

Like the rest of the nation’s film industry, Ethiopian cinema is a relatively recent development. There are several problems that have hampered the Ethiopian film industry. Despite Ethiopians’ love of live theater, there aren’t many actors there. However, throughout the 2000s, copyright violations and piracy limited the growth of Ethiopian cinema. In the early 2010s, it decreased as a result of increased government involvement and the application of laws. Contrary to premieres in other nations, Ethiopian film production is remains underfunded and underskilled despite recent improvements. Three years after the first motion picture was shown on December 25, 1895, Ethiopian cinema made its debut. The socioeconomic turmoil has significantly hindered growth. Since the 1970s, due to government pressure, Ethiopia’s film industry has been pushed to concentrate on historical and documentary films with deep cultural, religious, and national origins. The first piece of memorabilia from an Ethiopian film was purchased by an Italian minister at the 2003 Annales d’Ethiopia from a Frenchman in 1898. Federico Ciccodicola. Then Ciccodicola gave Emperor Menelik II a gift.

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