Fans assemble and push Avengers: Infinity War to the number 2 position of all time

This past weekend (6-8 July), Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War became the second-highest grossing film of all time at the South African box office...

Issued by Disney Africa Media Sales and Partnerships 12 Jul 2018

Swift will have strong presence at 2018 DIFF and DFM

Sisters Working in Film and Television (Swift) will once again have a strong presence at the 2018 Durban International Film Festival (19 - 29 July) and the Durban FilmMart (20 - 23 July)...

3 Jul 2018

Academy invites well-known African filmmakers to become members

South African documentary filmmaker and producer, Don Edkins, who is also the founder of Steps, is one of the Africans that were invited this week to become members of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation that votes on the Academy Awards...

28 Jun 2018

Nu Metro to introduce two new Xtreme theatres

Nu Metro will open Xtreme theatres at the Nu Metro Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and at the Nu Metro Galleria on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast towards the end of June and July 2018, respectively.

27 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Good, Film and Impact Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 22 June, with the 2018 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, Film Lions and the associated Young Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions and overall Grand Prix for Good announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Craft Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2018 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award ceremony, with SA bringing home a Bronze Lion...

20 Jun 2018

Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix

Daniel Dercksen talks with the creative team behind the hilarious action comedy Thys & Trix: writer-director Quentin C. Krog, screenwriter Frannie Van Der Walt, and actors/husband-and-wife team Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Film Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Film Lions shortlist has been released, with two SA films making the cut...

20 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Film Craft shortlist

The Cannes Lions Film Craft Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing two examples of work feature in the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

19 Jun 2018

Genesis renews Origins partnership with Great Big Story

Hyundai's luxury car brand, Genesis is renewing its exclusive yearlong sponsorship of Great Big Story's Origins channel and the creation of a fellowship program dedicated to supporting and showcasing emerging film-makers...

19 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Ready to roar with SA pride!

Prince Zwane and Kaylee Germann of Publicis Johannesburg were selected as the winning team in Cinemark's Young Lions competition held earlier this year. As a result, they're now flying out to Cannes to represent the country in a week of creative inspiration....

15 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: "How will technology impact this year's ideas?" - Fabian Frese

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Germany's Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town...

13 Jun 2018

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