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Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

Five Fingers for Marseilles.
Film screenings at the Design Indaba Festival 2018

A list of specially curated films that will be showcased at this year's Nightscape, at the Artscape in Cape Town, from 22-23 February 2018...

21 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker...

19 Feb 2018

The trends in TV set design
The trends in TV set design

Whether the requirement is for a traditional space or an ultra-modern one, TV set designs offer infinite scope for designing ingenuity - gone are the days when they looked like what they were: a TV studio...

Issued by Udumo Group 19 Feb 2018

Ava DuVernay on the 89th Oscars' red carpet in 2017. Original image © Tyler Golden of ABC on . Cropped with #FairnessFirst logo overlay as per Creative Commons terms.
#FairnessFirst: Making modern movies in 2018

While movies have been mainstream for more than a hundred years, diversity behind the lens has been more than a little lacking - hello 2018's top trending TV and cinema industry hashtags, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Feb 2018

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series
Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Last week marked the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

Team Vidr, L to R: Ayomide Okunowo, Roxy Kirsten, Sean Wilson-Smith, and Chaulele Alexander Jana.
#StartupStory: Talking video on video with Vidr

In this meta-interview, I chat to Sean Wilson-Smith, founder of Vidr, about the successes on their startup life so far, along with a 5-minute video of our interview if you'd prefer to listen to rather than read his words...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2018

Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen
Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen

The powerful South African film Raaiselkind explores the unrelenting burden of autism on an average, loving family and shows the disintegration of the family as a result. It drives home the inescapable truth that society can be cruelly indifferent to whatever it perceives to be aberrant.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

A new TV content festival announced
A new TV content festival announced

ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar add TV series festival to the category line-up...

12 Feb 2018

Finalists for NYF TV & Film Awards announced
Finalists for NYF TV & Film Awards announced

Finalists for the New York Festivals 2018 TV & Film Awards have been announced...

12 Feb 2018

David Beckham fronts new malaria campaign
David Beckham fronts new malaria campaign

Football legend, David Beckham, is the public face of a new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live...

8 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

Western Cape's film and media industry takes steps to become water resilient
Western Cape's film and media industry takes steps to become water resilient

The Western Cape's film and media industry is taking steps to become water resilient and to cut the industry's water footprint...

7 Feb 2018

Pfeiffer behind the selfie, behind the screen.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nina Pfeiffer

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophile Nina Pfeiffer, co-owner and executive producer at Tulips and Chimneys...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2018

The Wound boldly explores tradition and sexuality
The Wound boldly explores tradition and sexuality

"The Wound was born out of a desire to push back against clichéd stereotypes of black masculinity perpetuated inside and outside of African cinema," says writer-director John Trengrove...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2018

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And the Safta nominees are...

The South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) has announced its (very, very) long list of nominees, so buckle up, because here they are...

By Julia Breakey 5 Feb 2018

Khalo Matabane’s ‘The Number’.
US premiere for The Number at Pan African Film Festival

Khalo Matabane's The Number heads to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles for its United States premiere...

30 Jan 2018

Ellen Pakkies and actress, Jill Levenberg. Image supplied.
Ellen Pakkies film to be screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival

Local film, Ellen, Die Storie Van Ellen Pakkies, has been selected to be screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival on 27 January 2018...

25 Jan 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

Banker Pig in Revolting Rhymes. Image supplied.
SA film Revolting Rhymes nominated for an Oscar

South African film Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar in the category, Best Animated Short Film, at this year's awards...

24 Jan 2018

Global acclaim skyrockets for SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles
Global acclaim skyrockets for SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles

South African film Five Fingers for Marseilles has been receiving rave reviews at festivals around the world...

23 Jan 2018

Leonardo Ortizgris and Gael Garcia Bernal in Museo, Image credit: Guanajuato Film Fest via .
Anant Singh film selected for world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Producer Anant Singh has announced that Museo, co-produced with Mexico's Panorama Global, will have its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival...

23 Jan 2018

Revolting Rhymes. Image supplied.
African short films on Oscar shortlist

Six African short films are in the running to win an Oscar, selected from 63 qualifying films...

22 Jan 2018

ADC Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft juries announced
ADC Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft juries announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity today announced full juries for the Advertising, Interactive and Motion/Film Craft categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards...

18 Jan 2018

Entries open for first African edition of Ciclope
Entries open for first African edition of Ciclope

Ciclope, an international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is coming to Cape Town this year in its first ever Africa regional leg, shining a light on production excellence across the continent...

18 Jan 2018

OJ Van Jaarsveld, account director and film producer at Young Gun Films.
#BizTrends2018: The collaborative SA film producer-consumer cycle

OJ Van Jaarsveld of Young Guns Films says there are four main South African audience trends directly influencing what the film industry is doing, along with eight local film production trends, which in turn will affect the audience...

8 Jan 2018

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The Post: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press...

20 Dec 2017

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