Despite the fact that the Cameroon Film Industry is still a baby industry, it seems they are seemingly trying to chew bone to grew when they are not done feeding on milk yet. The frequent frictions between actors and actresses and the spread of wrong information concerning same Industry by people of same industry cannot be over emphasized.
Recently, CAMIFF (Cameroon International Film Festival) took place as it is usually annually done. The final day was not too good as social media went gaga with stories of sexual interaction between an international actor and a home based actress which ended with heartbreaks and cries. Though all the posts on social did not disclose any names, it seems it actually did tarnish the image of CAMIFF itself and the organizers as a whole. Like it has often been the case, haters of this initiative were fast at saying all sorts of hurtful things.
This incident was actually what made a veteran of the industry to go to his Facebook profile to frown at the recent huddles. Mr Gelam said as seen in the posts below’
“OUR FILM INDUSTRY IS STILL A BABY INDUSTRY AND WILL NOT GROW UNTIL WE CHANGE OUR MENTALITIES ON GREED AND SELFISHNESS.
PEOPLE ATTEND EVENTS BASE ON THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ORGANISERS.
EVENT ORGANISERS DISCREDIT OTHER EVENTS TO SPONSORS.
LET’S JOIN AND DRAG THE COOPERATE WORLD AND THE ADMINISTRATION TO OUR INDUSTRY.
CAMEROON IS RICH IN CULTURE WHICH MEANS EVERYONE IS LEGIBLE TO ORGANIZE AN EVENT TO KEEP THE INDUSTRY ROLLING.IF WE CONTINUE LIKE THIS WE WILL ALL CRUMBLE BECAUSE WE HAVE EXPOSED OURSELVES TO ONLOOKERS AND FANS.
MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE THAT ANGLOPHONES CAN DO BETTER FILMS BECAUSE
WE LACK EXPOSURE .WE SPEND TIME ON NEGATIVE ISSUES.
LET’S TAKE AN EXAMPLE FROM OUR MUSIC INDUSTRY WE WILL ALWAYS PAY THEM TO PERFORM BUT THEY WILL NEVER PAY TO SEE US ACT BECAUSE ALL WHAT WE HAVE CANT BE BOUGHT.
NO PRICE TAG ON OUR HEAD.
ONLY NEGATIVE ENERGY “.