Lights. Camera. Action. From epic big-screen dramas to spellbinding or humorous television programmes and commercials, the world of entertainment provides an escape from the humdrum, moving and inspiring - at times, even without sound.
By Warwick Allan 8 Nov 2013 10:24
With a passion for film and the ambition to establish world-class production studios in South Africa, visionary producer Anant Singh is a pioneer in the South African filmmaking industry. (video)
18 Oct 2013 09:13
Felix, the feel-good South African family film, has won the €7 500 award for Best Children's Film at the 36th Lucas International Children's Film Festival, which ended on Sunday (29 September 2013) in Frankfurt, Germany.
3 Oct 2013 09:23
South African 3D animated feature film Khumba, which was screened and officially selected at the Toronto International Film Festival, held earlier this month, has been sold to three independent international distributors: Australia's Transmission, the UK's Kaleidoscope and Italy's Eagle Pictures.
20 Sep 2013 13:35
Felix, a feel-good South African family film, has been selected for the 57th BFI London Film Festival, named one of the top 11 film festivals in the world by The Guardian last year.
12 Sep 2013 08:34
Toronto International Film Festival welcomes North American debut of SA animated movie Khumba.
9 Sep 2013 09:13
Popcorn Cinema Advertising has been awarded the advertising sales contract for Epic Cinemas, as the cinemas will be known, which launched in South Africa on 29 November with the two existing cine houses.
Issued by Popcorn Cinema Advertising 6 Dec 2013 10:09
South Africa's Official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, 'Four Corners', a coming-of-age film set in the Cape Flats, has received a Best International Film nomination from the International Press Academy in Los Angeles.
Issued by Giant Films 5 Dec 2013 11:19
The AFDA Film School annual award ceremony was held last week, honouring the best student films and television productions in various categories.
3 Dec 2013 08:29
NEWSWATCH: South Africans are flocking to see the Mandela movie, reports IOL, which also reports MWEB is to increase its data speeds, and EWN reports Cell C's Alan Knott-Craig is recovering well after a stroke.
By Rod Baker 29 Nov 2013 07:18
The first social media hub in South Africa has been developed with Zoomph in Washington DC to create dialogue across South Africa with the release of the autobiographical movie, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' on 28 November 2013.
28 Nov 2013 08:42
The 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), running from 6-14 December, has selected two African films to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment lineup.
20 Nov 2013 16:08
After 48 gruelling hours of writing, filming and editing, Five Minutes Till Noon fought off some tough competition to become the winner of this year's 48 Hour Film Project in Cape Town and have the honour of representing the city in the US next year.
7 Nov 2013 12:01
Cape Town's original short film experience is set to make its Joburg debut from 5 November 2013. Dedicated to the exhibition of short film as a critical art form, Short & Sweet, will showcase a hand-selected bouquet of short films, animations and music videos in the eclectic, interactive atmosphere of Joburg's newest venue.
1 Nov 2013 11:32
The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for August 2013 have been announced.
28 Oct 2013 09:21
A new ad campaign for Fanta, Saving Play, is playing at cinemas to remind teenagers just how fun it is to be a kid again. (video)
28 Oct 2013 08:41
As part of its marketing campaign, the 3D animation film, Khumba, has partnered with restaurant chain Wimpy, ahead of its premiere on 25 October 2013.
21 Oct 2013 10:05
The Wavescape Surf Festival has launched an adventure sports film contest, Wavescape Shortcuts, celebrating sports such as surfing, skating, kite surfing, body boarding, MTB and snowboarding.
17 Oct 2013 08:02
A special edition of Nal'ibali came out on 14 October 2013, ahead of the South African release on 25 October of the 3-D movie Khumba, from Triggerfish Animation Studios. It will feature a cut-out-and-keep story, 'How the Zebras Got Their Stripes', inspired by the film.
15 Oct 2013 09:00
Felix, the feel-good South African family film, has won the €5,000 Michel Award for Best Film at The Filmfest Hamburg Michel Children and Youth Film Festival in Germany.
11 Oct 2013 15:09
The Tenth African Film Festival of Cordoba will feature three South African films - Jeppe on a Friday, Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation and Nairobi Half Live.
11 Oct 2013 13:30
The third annual Jozi Film Festival, taking place from 21-23 February, 2014, will highlight the very best in filmmaking in the heart of Johannesburg. Stories about Jozi and its habitants, and films made by local filmmakers, will be screened over a three-day period at several venues throughout the city.
26 Sep 2013 06:51
Director Jean Van De Velde's 18th Century Suriname epic has been chosen to open the Netherlands Film Festival on the 25 September 2013. A period film about the personal stories running through the horror of slavery in the Dutch colony of Suriname, the film was shot in Zinkwazi on the North Coast of Natal, as well as at historic locations in Stellenbosch and at the Castle in Cape Town.
24 Sep 2013 11:46
With the explosion of the local film industry it has never been a better time to be a screenwriter in South Africa, and if you're a storyteller with a vivid imagination whose ideas are larger than life, The Write Journey weekend workshop for screenwriters is guaranteed to turn words into big screen action in Cape Town from 28-29 September 2013.
21 Sep 2013 09:13
SA's entertainment and media market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.9% in the next five years as a result of increased Internet access.
By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Sep 2013 08:03
Khumba, the South African film about a half-striped zebra, has announced the cast of the Afrikaans version, ahead of its release set for 25 October 2013.
13 Sep 2013 09:23
According to UNESCO, 80% of audio-visual archives are endangered after five to 10 years, if they are not backed up. Most radio stations started in the 1960s and most TV stations in the 1970s. However, a great deal of what they have produced has been lost, either through lack of care or appropriate equipment or limited storage space.
11 Sep 2013 12:09
Popcorn Cinema Advertising Sales has proven that consistency is one of the key differentiators in a media owner's quest to win a MOST Award after taking top honours in the TV/Cinema category as well as placing seventh in the overall media owner rankings.
Issued by Popcorn Cinema Advertising 11 Sep 2013 11:56
Whenever I hear the word transformation I become suspicious. I immediately see paint jobs and cover-ups. So it was with trepidation that I attended The Association for Transformation in Film and Television.
By Duduzile Mkhize 10 Sep 2013 08:01
LOS ANGELES, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: The Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organisation announced the launch of DISCOPRO.
9 Sep 2013 12:16
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