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2 SA short films selected in African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition

A total of 10 short films, including two from South Africa, have been selected for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 Short Film Competition - which is being held by the Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie...

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Black Coffee Films - first black-owned and only black director-based company in Cape Town

We talk to Black Coffee Films' Amanda Dlamini and David Leite about how their startup has tried to represent black directors in the country and consciously adding female and young directors to their roster...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Creativity loves a tight brief - how businesses are using trends to adjust their strategies to fit the new post-normal

Creativity loves a tight brief - in times of crises we can choose to see our new tighter creative brief (that is social, economic and regulatory constraints) as a source of inspiration rather than confinement...

By Bronwyn Williams 30 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Telling stories that matter - Q&A with filmmaker Katya Abedian

Young South African/Iranian filmmaker of award-winning short film Skin Diver, Katya Abedian, shares her thought process behind her creations, gives tips for aspiring filmmakers and advice on staying creative (and kind) during a pandemic...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2020

Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban Dean

Dr Janet Van Eeden will be taking on the title of Afda Durban Campus Dean officially come 1 July 2020...

By Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 29 Jun 2020

Getting to know Wim Steytler

Gus and Rafe know him as Dad, but the rest of us know him as an enigmatic filmmaker, intent on bringing our attention to where it should be. Wim Steytler is a commercials director represented by the Star Film Company...

By Ksenija Strydom-Micic, Issued by The Star Film Company 29 Jun 2020

African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival

African produced TV series, My Better World was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

26 Jun 2020

Freely available, virtual 22nd Encounters Doccie Fest to open with 'Influence' premiere

The 22nd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held online and at selected cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 to 30 August 2020...

25 Jun 2020

#LionsLive: Titanium Lions president Susan Credle's briefing

Simon Cook interviewed the president of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle to hear her briefing for 2021...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2020

#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing

In the first presidential briefing, Cook interviewed Isobar global chief creative officer, the inaugural president of the new Creative Business Transformation Lions, Ronald Ng to hear his briefing for 2021...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2020

#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook

Cannes Lions global Lions Live streaming event went live yesterday, Monday, 22 June with MD Simon Cook in an interview with host Tina Daheley talking through the behind-the-scenes of what's been going on over the past few months, why they've decided to put this on and what to expect over the course of the week...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2020

Filmmaker Dugan Bridges on Upward Globility and FMF's Khaya Lam episode shot in SA

We talk to Dugan Bridges, an award-winning filmmaker about a new video series produced by Atlas Network in the USA, which pilot episode focuses on the Free Market Foundation's Khaya Lam project in South Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

Going where the eyes are: Invest in audience-led advertising

Lockdown means more time at home and increased screen time - revealing viewing trends that brands can learn from to engage more meaningfully with their audiences...

By Setshwano Setshogo 19 Jun 2020

The show must go on: How to protect media content

The threat landscape in the media industry is growing exponentially, similar to other industries, which is why a zero-threat approach to security is essential. Paul Beattie, sales director of media and technology at BT, shares his insights...

By Paul Beattie 18 Jun 2020

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