A newly released journal has revealed that Namibia is rated among the top five ideal country destinations in Africa for blockbuster movies.
In 2021 Namibia notably hosted 89 foreign film productions worth more than US$5 million regardless of the pandemic.
Although frightening and secluded, the Namib desert is magnificent at the same time.
With its saffron-hued dunes and sweltering skies, the desert has been featured in various films, offering a wonderful backdrop.
Addressing the National Assembly last week during the 2022/23 national budget, Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Information and Communication Technology indicated that the ministry was allocated US$35 million to fulfil the mandated coordinating, managing and circulating government information and encouraging the use and development of ICT infrastructure, regulations and ideas.
In keeping with the country’s audio-visual media programme, the Namibia Film Commission was allocated US$260 000 to promote Namibia as a suitable film destination as well as to promote the local film industry.
According to Mushelenga, the commission will drive a film tourism strategy, which is currently a growing phenomenon around the world.
“The commission will strive to bring viewers to our shores through targeted information-sharing and noticeable service delivery to increase our tourism sector,” he added.