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#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!

Finalists in the film categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

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#DesignIndaba2019: Wanuri Kahiu announced as speaker

Renowned filmmaker and author Wanuri Kahiu has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

‘Makings’ the most of it!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dianne Makings

This Women's Month, we go behind the selfie with Dianne Makings, festival director of the Cape Town International Animation Festival and ad producer for Tulips and Chimneys...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 Aug 2018

Top 10 finalists announced for 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival
Top 10 finalists announced for 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival

The top 10 finalists for the 2018 "Don't Stop Wondering" Award at Jozi Film Festival have been selected and viewers will get a chance to decide the final winner...

1 Aug 2018

2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August
2018 Bokeh Fashion Film Festival selections to be announced in August

The official selections for the fifth edition of the Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival will be revealed at a press event in Johannesburg on 1 August 2018 and 50 nominated films will be revealed at a press event in Durban on 4 August 2018....

27 Jul 2018

City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industry
City of Cape Town pledges to grow and transform the film industry

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered this speech at the City of Cape Town's Film Industry Engagement where stakeholders signed a pledge to grow and transform the sector...

26 Jul 2018

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NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

Award winners at this year’s Durban FilmMart.
2018 Durban FilmMart Awards: Winners announced!

This year's Durban FilmMart (DFM) Awards, took place at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 23 July...

24 Jul 2018

The revenue potential of Africa's film market
The revenue potential of Africa's film market

How to unlock up to $2bn of annual box office revenues in Africa...

24 Jul 2018

Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards: Winners announced
Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards: Winners announced

After going through over 300 entries from the industry, the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Film and Television Awards winners were announced on Saturday, 21 July 2018, during the 6th Annual Simon Sabela Film and Television Awards...

23 Jul 2018

Revised film incentive guidelines launched at DIFF
Revised film incentive guidelines launched at DIFF

The minister of trade and industry launched revised guidelines for the Foreign Film and Television Incentive, the South Africa Film and Television Incentive, the South African Film and Television Co-Production Incentive at the Durban International Film Festival...

23 Jul 2018

Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO and Dr Johan Liebbrandt, city manager of Drakenstein municipality, signing the agreement. Image supplied.
Drakenstein Municipality signs agreement to promote film and media sector

Drakenstein Municipality has signed an agreement with Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - tasking it with promoting film, media and gaming opportunities in the municipality...

20 Jul 2018

Enterprises UP partakes in first Gauteng township film academy
Enterprises UP partakes in first Gauteng township film academy

The Leaders in Motion Academy was launched by the Thato Molamu Foundation in partnership with Gateway Media and the South African Creative Industries Incubator on Wednesday, 4 July, in Eersterust...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 17 Jul 2018

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists...

17 Jul 2018

Wimbledon Champions are reimagined in botanical splendour
Wimbledon Champions are reimagined in botanical splendour

Wimbledon's new campaign takes a detour from the cheering crowds and strawberries and cream to focus on a quieter but no less iconic aspect of its experience: the gardens.

Issued by McCann Johannesburg 17 Jul 2018

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

Petronella Tshuma in The Tokoloshe. Image supplied.
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

Don Edkins, South African documentary filmmaker, producer and founder of Steps.
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 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

Big winners on the final night of #CannesLions2018!
#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

Cannes Lions 2018 Craft Lions winners.
#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
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
#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
#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

Scene from Origins documentary, The Art of Fishing With Birds. Image supplied.
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

Publicis Johannesburg's Kaylee Germann and Prince Zwane, leaving for Cannes to take part in the global Young Lions film challege.
#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

Fabian Frese, CCO at Germany’s Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president.
#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
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

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