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DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

Jesse Clegg fest master.
Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

When directors think of sending their work to film festivals, they generally only think of submitting short or feature films. Even micro 60-sec shorts have their own festivals these days...

By Quinton Lavery 23 Nov 2017

Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...

22 Nov 2017

Rupert Murdoch |
Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

NEW YORK - Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs on Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations...

20 Nov 2017

SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!
SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!

South African filmmaker SJ Myeza of 7Films was presented with the first-ever Young Guns Creative Choice Award...

17 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

One Source by Khuli Chana/Directed by Egg Films' Sunu Gonera/Produced by Native VML for Absolut.
Sunu Gonera announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Afrofuturist director Sunu Gonera has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018...

14 Nov 2017

SA takes home metal at international craft festival
SA takes home metal at international craft festival

South African production and film talent recently took home a number of accolades at leading international craft festival Ciclope, at the awards ceremony hosted in Berlin, Germany on 26 and 27 October...

Issued by Ninety9cents 10 Nov 2017

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury
New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury

The jury recruitment process is still underway, with a jury member increase and an increase in the percentage of women by double digits to just under 40 percent....

9 Nov 2017

Bringing the best African movies to the world
Bringing the best African movies to the world

Africa's first all-Africa movie review platform calls for collaboration to showcase and crowdsource the best African-made movies to a local and global audience...

7 Nov 2017

The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience
The power of cinema advertising: A big screen with a captivated audience

At a time when reach appears to be seen as the be-all and end-all of advertising plans, cinema advertising offers more - a captivated target audience...

By Motheo Matsau 30 Oct 2017

#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film
#MIPCOM: It's Africa's time in film

Africa is a land of storytelling, ambitious talent and outstanding filming facilities. Its time has come to make a mark on international drama...

26 Oct 2017

CTIFM&F winners announced
CTIFM&F winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFM&F) were announced at a red carpet event, held at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town. The event was hosted by Pearl Thusi and Maps Maponyane.

23 Oct 2017

The Ciclope Festival venue © .
Ciclope Festival announce its shortlist, includes six SA entries

The Ciclope Festival, a festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has announced its shortlist of global finalists for its 2017 awards ceremony, which includes six South African entries...

20 Oct 2017

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution...

20 Oct 2017

Clio Awards announce "Of-the-Year" finalists
Clio Awards announce "Of-the-Year" finalists

The top finalists for the "Of-the-Year" awards to be presented at the 2017 Clio Entertainment Awards have been announced...

20 Oct 2017

#NewCampaign: Local Land Rover campaign features in Figaro Digital magazine
#NewCampaign: Local Land Rover campaign features in Figaro Digital magazine

Figaro Digital recently featured Exponential's Land Rover campaign in their case studies section...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Oct 2017

Pictured from left to right: Adam Davis, Brian DiLorenzo and Bruce Bildsten, all Geisel Productions, and Michael Jobst, BMW of NA. Photo credit: Margarita Corporan/Margarita Corporan Photography, courtesy of The One Club for Creativity.
Winners of One Screen Short Film Festival announced

One Screen Short Film Festival announced 2017 winners at its annual awards and screening held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, at the Sunshine Cinema in New York...

20 Oct 2017

Harvey Weinstein and 'Fearless Girl' statue © Sam Aronov and tom934 - .
What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Together, these two stories tell an even bigger tale of a national dynamic that I call "popular feminism" and "popular misogyny."...

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 18 Oct 2017

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...

16 Oct 2017

‘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...

16 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

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

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