As the South African film sector transitions from local content in terms of its value as an art, towards where there is a more balance in terms of its sustainable commercial value, it becomes crucial for the sector to align on what 'giving back' actually looks like...
Wanda Matandela 9 Mar 2017
Kevin Hart: What Now? - the 2016 American stand-up comedy concert film starring comedian Kevin Hart - was released in the United States (US) in October. Parts of the movie were filmed in South Africa and directed and produced by South Africans...
Danette Breitenbach 14 Dec 2016
Local content is increasingly influencing the nature of box offices around the world and is likely to measurably drive how cinema and content converge for at least the medium term...
Wanda Matandela 4 Aug 2016
Graham Lang, Chief Creative Officer of Y&R South Africa and Africa, tells Cannes media correspondent Ann Nurock about the importance of keeping film focused on the intended local audience...
Ann Nurock 15 Jul 2015
Sunday, 17 May: 9pm: Right, turn the volume up. An eerily ambient soundtrack fills the car, as does a voice: "Hello and welcome to The Endemic Project"...
Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2015
The redeeming power of tattoo art; the conscientising power of hip hop in places like Yemen, Uganda, Columbia and Cambodia; gay life in Kenya where homosexuality is criminalised; and the strange case of American art forger, Mark Landis, says something of the unusual stories...
Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2015
If you are looking for a film that puts the fun back into festive, it's the charming Knysna, a poignant and hilarious journey into conquering love, searching for love, and how love can drive the community of Knysna crazy...
Daniel Dercksen 23 Dec 2014
South African Kirk Gainsford, Executive Creative Director of Lowe Cape Town, was a Film Jury member at Cannes Lions 2014. We asked him couple of questions about this category. (video)
Hando Sinisalu 24 Jun 2014
Cities around the world all have one particular thing in common - they are made up of people. The problem is though that most cities have not been built to accommodate people - but to accommodate cars and traffic. (video)
Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2014
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.
Warwick Allan 8 Nov 2013
Let's get some facts straight on the effective banning of the film, Of Good Report*, which was due to open the Durban International Film Festival - 18-28 July.
Anton Harber 30 Jul 2013
NEWSWATCH: Brigid Pohl, writing in Times Live, reckons the Film and Publication Board lost the plot regarding the film 'Of Good Report' and in the UK, online porn is to be blocked by default, reports the BBC. Back in Africa, pirated South African soaps are being sold to viewers outside of SA.
Rod Baker 23 Jul 2013
NEWSWATCH: The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is concerned at the manner in which Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo group is going about its acquisition of Independent News & Media South Africa (INMSA), reports IOL. Mail & Guardian reports on Facebook bowing to an outcry over sexist content, and also reports on pirates - the film, that is - in Cape Town.
Rod Baker 30 May 2013
One thing that will always bring back fond memories for me are the days when we still had old school drive-in cinemas. I never understood why these were kind of phased out... There literally is no better way to see a movie than under the stars.
Ilse van den Berg 5 Apr 2013
Anyone who knows anything about SXSW knows that it is a frenzied week of interactive conferences, film and music. This year it is even bigger as its the 20th anniversary of the event, which means there are over 5 000 events in the city of Austin, Texas.
Keenan Harduth 14 Mar 2013
I believe this year will be a positive one for cinema in South Africa, with a variety of influential trends taking hold of the industry. Digitalisation, 3D, blockbusters, increased attendance and on-the-mark cinema campaigns are all sure to contribute to a successful year.
Ryan Williams 29 Jan 2013