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Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope.
Local industry leaders invited to sit on international film festival's jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show...

17 hours ago

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies...

18 hours ago

Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination
Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination

Promoting the island as an attractive film shooting destination, Mauritius Cinema Week is expected to attract film directors, actors and celebrities from India, South Africa, France, the UK and the USA...

5 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post
A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post

Node Content.TV has successfully launched with its first job for BMW - the first piece of local content produced by the prestigious European brand in five years...

Issued by Spitfire Films 21 Sep 2017

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

20 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

Heartlines crowdfunds ‘What's your story?' campaign
Heartlines crowdfunds ‘What's your story?' campaign

Heartlines has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com, to bring to life, ‘What's your story?', a project inspired by the film ‘Beyond The River'...

4 Sep 2017

Lessons for production crews filming in Africa
Lessons for production crews filming in Africa

Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...

31 Aug 2017

Call for animation content for FupiToons Festival
Call for animation content for FupiToons Festival

African Animation Network and Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau have partnered to launch the FupiToons Festival...

31 Aug 2017

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to stream

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time...

16 Aug 2017

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems
Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

A range of South Africa's leisure tourism attractions are showcased in the Nollywood blockbuster, 10 Days in Sun City - a shining example of how entertainment and tourism can converge...

15 Aug 2017

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Finalists have stopped wondering, ready for finale

Discovery Channel announces its top 10 finalists for Don't Stop Wondering Award at the Jozi Film Festival...

1 Aug 2017

Home Affairs: a production-industry partner
Home Affairs: a production-industry partner

RSA visa applications just got easier for foreign production stakeholders...

Issued by CPA 28 Jul 2017

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Swift: 78% of women in the film/TV industry victims of discrimination

A new report being prepared by women working in film and television in SA has revealed shocking findings at the Durban International Film Festival...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Jul 2017

DFM award winners with awards partners
Durban FilmMart Awards 2017 ends on a high note

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) ended on a high note with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 17 July 2017...

19 Jul 2017

South African emoji fans at Mandela Square in Sandton
The Emoji Movie fans set Guinness World Records title celebrating World Emoji Day

Emoji fans from all over the world set a Guinness World Records title, while celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day...

17 Jul 2017

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Focus on Germany at Durban International Film Festival

This year's Durban International Film Festival (Diff) is set to captivate audiences with a German focus, which features ten gripping films by some of Germany's finest directors...

29 Jun 2017

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor.
#CannesLions2017: Cinemark brings SA all the creative magic

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, elaborates on the magic of Cinemark being the official local representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of creativity as well as the benefits of this for SA's creative industry...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2017

The CPA sponsors Cannes Young Directors' Award 2017
The CPA sponsors Cannes Young Directors' Award 2017

The Commercial Producers Association, South Africa is pleased to announce that it is one of the sponsors of the Young Directors' Award at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival...

Issued by CPA 14 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

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Perhaps a little more Roger Moore?

OK, so this one isn't really about advertising. Let me explain...

By Damon Stapleton 7 Jun 2017

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Adventurous filmographers can enter Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge

The annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge is open for entries of 5-minutes short films highlighting outdoor passions...

2 Jun 2017

Film producer and director, Stefano Tealdi
DFM presents pitching programme

10 South African emerging filmmakers will receive the opportunity to hone their pitching skills, presented by the pitching programme, Jumpstart at the Durban FilmMart (DFM)...

25 May 2017

Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator
Showmax signs deal with Polish mobile operator

Showmax has signed a deal with Play, a Polish mobile operator with more than 14m subscribers, allowing complimentary access to all existing and new Play contract customers...

16 May 2017

Winners, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee with Lynne Wylie from Cinemark
SA winners of Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition announced

Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from advertising agency, ninety9cents were announced as the SA winners of Ster-Kinekor Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 May 2017

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Durban FilmMart to present programme on women's challenges in filmmaking

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) will present a programme that addresses the inequalities, challenges and successes that women face within the film industry...

11 May 2017

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