[ED] rebroadcast Emmy award winning 'Miners Shot Down'

[ED], the first South African channel to air the international Emmy Award winning documentary 'Miners Shot Down', repeated the documentary on Sunday 29 November 2015, following its acclaim. Rehad Desai's hard-hitting film tells of the August 2012 wildcat strike at Lonmin's Marikana mine in which...

30 Nov 2015

Entries open for Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

The 18th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, being held 2-12 June 2016 in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, is now open for entries. Due to the extraordinary number of entries, the Festival has decided to charge a nominal submission fee of US $15. African filmmakers are...

30 Nov 2015

Sartists collaborate with adidas Originals on short film

As part of its global campaign, Supershell, Johannesburg-based creative collective Sartists has collaborated with adidas Originals to produce a documentary style short film. 'It's Not About Us' follows the Sartists' journey as they aim to recreate and communicate authentic and untold African...

26 Oct 2015

South Africa documentary nominated for Emmys

The documentary 'Miners Shot Down', directed by Rehad Desai, has scored an International Emmy Award nomination in the Best Documentary category. The film, which was recently released on VIDI, exposes the truth behind the Marikana mineworkers strike and the subsequent massacre. Using viewpoint of...

8 Oct 2015

Public screenings of 2015 Cannes Lions Winners

Public screenings of the 2015 Cannes Lions Winners reel will take place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town at the end of September and early October. • 29 September - 2 October: Johannesburg at the Ster-Kinekor Preview Theatre at Head Office in Sandton from 09h00 - 10h00, one viewing per...

22 Sep 2015

Scene Xtreme cinema to open at Clearwater Mall

Nu Metro Cinemas has confirmed that their third Scene Xtreme cinema will be open to public at Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg from Thursday, 2 July 2015. The first "Xtreme" attraction was launched at Nu Metro The Glen late last year, along with Nu Metro Menlyn in Pretoria - which were the first...

26 Jun 2015

IMAX extends to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth

IMAX has signed an agreement with Ster-Kinekor to install two additional IMAX theatres, following the success of the current IMAX Experience at three Ster-Kinekor locations - Gateway in Durban, The Grove Mall in Pretoria and the recently opened Cape Gate in Cape Town. One of the theatres will be...

1 Apr 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey breaks records at Nu Metro

Fifty Shades of Grey, which was released nationwide in South Africa on Friday 13 February 2015 created the biggest opening weekend for the national cinema chain, Nu Metro. It was also biggest Saturday (in terms of box office revenue and attendance) and the biggest Girls' Night Out (based on the...

18 Feb 2015

Leady Lady does well at the box-office, beating rom-com records

Leading Lady, a South African romcom created by writer, director and producer, Henk Pretorius and producer, Llewelynn Greeff, earned R1.368m at the South African box office this weekend, pushing the film to the third most popular film during a competitive week. According to Ster-Kinekor, its...

4 Dec 2014

Minions movie spins-off Despicable Me story

The spin-off to the Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, Minions (Before Gru) movie will be released in 2015 by United International Pictures (UIP). Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the '60s that still permeates culture today, the movie is produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and...

6 Nov 2014

Two new Cine Prestige theatres at Cavendish Square

Ster-Kinekor Theatres will launch two of its Cine Prestige theatres at Cavendish Square, Cape Town on Thursday 20 November 2014. The two cinemas will be fitted with 44 and 40 large leather chairs made up of a mix of single and double automated recliner chairs. Each chair has a snack tray neatly...

28 Oct 2014

DIFF opens with 'Hard to Get'

The 35th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will open with 'Hard to Get' from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli and produced by Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring. The DIFF takes place from 17 - 27 July 2014. It includes more than 200 theatrical screenings and a full seminar and workshop...

12 Jun 2014

Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival call for entries

Submissions for the Mzansi Short Film Festival close on 16 May, with any late submission not being accepted after 6 June 2014. The festival which takes place from 25-29 June at the Maxi Cineplex at the Hatfield Plaza in Pretoria, provides filmmakers a chance to promote their work and gain industry...

24 Apr 2014

Long Walk to Freedom pips Hollywood blockbusters

The film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has out grossed several box office favourites to come out as the highest grossing film in South Africa, earning R4,431,228 this past opening weekend. It outperformed opening weekend box office earnings of some of the biggest studio films of the year,...

5 Dec 2013

Ster-Kinekor completes digital conversion at all sites

Ster-Kinekor Theatres has completed the digital conversion at more than 400 cinema screens countrywide to give audiences the best possible movie viewing experience. Another first was the national release of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World only in digital format. It is the...

22 Nov 2013

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

3 Jul 2013

White Picket Fence Project excels

The White Picket Fence Project has recently been accepted into the Rolling Film Festival in Kosovo, The Big Muddy Film Festival in Illinois, The American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs (4-8 April) and, most recently, The United Film Festival in Los Angeles (26 April-2 May at the Los...

15 Apr 2013

Brother extends ad campaign to cinema

Brother International Corporation has extended its ad campaign to cinema. The company chose cinema because of its value for money and the large volume of exposure that it offered to the brand. The cinema platform ensured that the company targeted a specific audience at a very specific time of the...

11 Apr 2013

Valentine Day's special, second Jozi Film Festival

Valentine lovers of a different sort can watch True Romance at the Bioscope Independent Cinema at 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg on Thursday 14 February. The second annual Jozi Film Festival will be screened this weekend, 15-17 February 2013, showcasing the latest films made by Johannesburg and...

13 Feb 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

South African film students visit Berlin film festival

With thanks to the NFVF, Siphiwe Linda will be attending the Berlin Film Mart, after having submitted his film Basotho Blankets produced by Little Pond and funded by the NLDTF, alongside Khululekile Banzi, whose film African Negroes was funded by the DSTV Grooming Exceptional Talent Programme. He...

8 Feb 2013

Liqui-fruit extends its ad campaign to big screen

The current Liqui-fruit ad campaign has been extended to the cinema through Cinemark. It has been proven that the addition of cinema to a television campaign increases overall noting levels of the commercial, indicative of the impact factor that the cinema environment provides. By targeting the...

7 Dec 2012

Cinema AdSpend data suspended

Nielsen, CineMark and Popcorn recently met to find possible solutions to the industry concerns surrounding the Cinema AdSpend data. Following discussions, a consensus was reached to discontinue supplying the media industry and its stakeholders with this data with immediate effect and until further...

28 Nov 2012

Cannes Lions 2012 winners showreel

The Cannes Lions Showreel will be released by Cinemark (the local Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity representative) at Rosebank Nouveau (Johannesburg), Cavendish Nouveau (Cape Town) and Gateway Nouveau (Durban), on 28 November at 9:30am and 29 November at 5:15pm. Tickets cost R10...

22 Nov 2012

'Sex Actually' festival unpacks provocative South African cinema

From Friday 24 August until Sunday 26 August 2012, the Bioscope Independent Cinema, in partnership with the Drama for Life, will screen the 'Sex Actually' festival, a selection of films that explore the role of sex in cinema. Through a series of films ranging from the 1970s to the present, the...

23 Aug 2012

Use Facebook to book the movies

Ster-Kinekor Theatres has launched a convenient booking application on Facebook, which allows users to view movies currently on circuit at the exhibitor. They can then seamlessly book tickets for their selected movie directly from Facebook, without having to log onto another site. The chain plans...

21 Aug 2012

CineCentre accepting debit cards

The third largest cinema group in South Africa, Avalon, has announced that online or call centre bookings for its CineCentre venues can be made using a debit card, provided it is a PIN-based debit card with Standard Bank or Nedbank and uses a South African cellphone linked to Vodacom or MTN.

13 Aug 2012

RealD expands in Nu Metro cinemas

The US system RealD has signed an amended agreement with Nu Metro Cinemas to install 100 RealD 3D cinema systems countrywide. The cinema chain currently has 44 auditoriums equipped with the technology and plans to install a further 41 systems in the immediate future. Additional installations will...

24 Jul 2012

Back by popular demand, A Million Colours

Following a successful TV release in Canada and two film festivals this month in Dublin and San Francisco, the South African film, A Million Colours, returns to the Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank, Johannesburg from 13 July 2012....

9 Jul 2012

South African actress in Ron Howard film

A new Ron Howard film, scheduled for release in early 2013, stars South African born Vanessa Zachos, acting opposite Chris Hemsworth (Thor and Avengers). The film, Rush, a Peter Morgan screenplay, recounts the 1976 rivalry between British Formula 1 driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian...

24 Apr 2012

Next >Submit news