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Research reveals cinema ads deliver strong ROI
Research reveals cinema ads deliver strong ROI

Independent research into cinema advertising in South Africa has highlighted the power and impact of the medium...

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Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018

Audio Militia’s co-founder and executive producer, Nick Argyros.
Audio Militia - "Stellar content means repeat business and great reputation"

Audio Militia's co-founder and executive producer Nick Argyros shares how their 2017 Loeries success proves it's time to disrupt the production industry and create content beyond the expected music and audio...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Film finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Film finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'film' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with three SA entries making the grade...

13 Apr 2018

#Africa #Tanzania #Zanzibar #film #womeninfilm @DISCOPmarkets
Supporting women filmmakers in Africa

A history of African women in film will be presented at the DISCOP Zanzibar and Africa in Motion Film Festival (AiM) in Zanzibar this year...

12 Apr 2018

Screenshot Eyes Wide Open.
Seven wins for SA at NYF TV & Film Awards 2018

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced its 2018 award-winners of which seven awards have been awarded to South Africa!...

12 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Moving Image Craft finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Moving Image Craft finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'moving image craft' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with one SA entry making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western
Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama written by Sean Drummond and directed by Michael Matthews.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2018

Finalists for Ciclope Africa announced!
Finalists for Ciclope Africa announced!

After much anticipation, and 10 days of deliberation, the Ciclope Africa shortlist finalists have been announced...

4 Apr 2018

Screengrab from Makongoza's Fort Review video.
#FortReview: "It's time to hear the black voices in advertising" - Neo Makongoza

It's a touchy subject for some, but completely necessary to explore: Here's how Fort Review is amplifying the need to truly hear the black voices in advertising and stop being creative Jekyll and Hydes...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Mar 2018

10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa
10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa

Ticket bookings are now open for Ciclope Africa, the regional leg of Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image...

29 Mar 2018

Tjovitjo won the Golden Horn Award for Best TV Drama. © Saftas.
All the winners: Saftas 2018

The 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe...

26 Mar 2018

Saftas Technical Awards announce winners
Saftas Technical Awards announce winners

Last night, the television and film industry celebrated outstanding work done within the technical craft of the industry at night one of the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) held at Sun City, Bokone Bophirima...

23 Mar 2018

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YouTube follows Amazon into movie theatres

YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theatres, in a development seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon.

22 Mar 2018

Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit
Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit

South African animation company Sea Monster Entertainment donated a series of videos that showcase sustainable tourism in practice, highlighting how locals and visitors can engage with their spaces in beneficial ways...

20 Mar 2018

Chris Querido of Sonar Studios.
"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2018

Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte
Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte

Meerkat Maantuig is inspired by the youth novella, Blinde Sambok, by renowned South African author Riana Scheepers...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival.
#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets
These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets

If you stayed up all night to catch the 90th edition of the Oscars, congratulations, you deserve that coffee.

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

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Why is South Africa not watching South African movies?

You hear it all the time (at least in the hipster parts of Cape Town): support local. Wear locally-made clothes, buy fruit and veg from your local vendors. Whether these efforts are helping is unclear, but one area it isn't? Local film...

By Julia Breakey 28 Feb 2018

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African films excel at Berlin festival

African-linked films won nine awards at the Berlin International Film Festival...

27 Feb 2018

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