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What to watch at the 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Fest
What to watch at the 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Fest

The 2019 Sound On Screen Music Film Festival will be held at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town from 26-28 April 2019...

17 hours ago

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place
#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place

After reading the film's description, I rolled my eyes and thought for sure Netflix was going to get sued for ripping off A Quiet Place...

By Ayesha Abrahams 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy
#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy

Films entering the South African box office this week include Breakthrough, After, Hellboy, A Dog's Way Home and Ractime...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss
#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss

If Brie Larson became your new girl crush after Captain Marvel, you might be tempted to take out a Netflix subscription just to see her directorial debut Unicorn Store...

By Ayesha Abrahams 10 Apr 2019

Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest
Q&A with Ryan Kruger, director of 2019 SA Indie Film Fest

The second edition of the SAIFF will open on 26 May 2019 at The Labia Theatre in Cape Town and will showcase local and international talented, short-form indie filmmakers...

By Patricia Furstenberg 9 Apr 2019

Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean
Diaan Lawrenson - New AFDA Cape Town Dean

AFDA has announced the appointment of Diaan Lawrenson, who comes with an immense depth of experience and wealth of knowledge in the South African film and television industry, as Dean of the AFDA Cape Town campus...

Issued by AFDA 8 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office
#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office

With talk of 'diversity fatigue' and tokenism on the rise, it's time to take a new stand - this time for inclusivity. Those behind-the-scenes at the box office are adding their voices to the call as the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians prove the power of being more representative on film...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!

Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here, Shazam! and Galveston open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2019

3 AFDA films selected as candidates for the student Oscars
3 AFDA films selected as candidates for the student Oscars

AFDA has announced the selection of three AFDA 2018 graduation films as candidates for the Student Academy Awards 2019...

Issued by AFDA 1 Apr 2019

Emerging Creative Talent competition invites aspirant creatives to enter
Emerging Creative Talent competition invites aspirant creatives to enter

The Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival is inviting all aspirant creative talents to enter the Emerging Creative Talent competition and stand a chance to win R50,000...

29 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai
#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai

Films joining the South African box office this week include Hotel Mumbai, Dumbo, Us, The Front Runner, Captive State and the Metropolitan Opera's screening of Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2019

Absolut Movie Nights
Absolut Movie Nights

Shimmy Beach Club's Absolut Movie Nights are back this April, with a Tarantino double bill of the cult classic, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2, taking place on Wednesday, 3 and 17 April...

Issued by Shimmy Beach Club 25 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer
#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer

The films entering the South African box office this week include The Kid Who Would Be King, Escape Room, Cold Pursuit, Destroyer and The Bookshop...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Mar 2019

Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism
Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism

Of late there is no denying that Marvel Studios has been killing it. Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War were rightfully well received and celebrated for just how astoundingly good comic book films can be when they are done right...

By Natalie Le Clue 18 Mar 2019

Mazzio with Academy Penguin Hall on 10 December 2018, where they discussed A Hero For Daisy and the urgency to break rules that hold women back. Image via
#YPOEdge: Mary Mazzio on making films that move the needle on social issues

I spoke to Mary Mazzio, former Olympic rower and lawyer, now independent documentary filmmaker and CEO of 50 Eggs Films, about the power of a socially savvy millennial audience and her dedication to making films with social impact...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family

Die Stropers (The Harvesters), Deep End, Fighting With My Family and Wonder Park open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Mar 2019

Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End
Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End

Deep End, a new South African film by Eubulus Timothy, is set on the intoxicating shorelines of Durban's Golden Mile and brings one of the world's most popular surfing sites to glorious life...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2019

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best

From the moment Janno steps into the frame of Die Stropers (The Harvesters), we enter his world, a cattle farm in the rural Free State, where he herds cattle and lives in the shadow of a conservative Afrikaner upbringing, ruled by religion and governed by family...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2019

AFDA alumni and students win big at the 13th annual SAFTAs
AFDA alumni and students win big at the 13th annual SAFTAs

AFDA students and alumni made the red carpet their own at the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards, walking away with a host of Golden Horns...

Issued by AFDA 7 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room
#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room

Movies entering the South African box office this week include the highly anticipated Captain Marvel, the true story White Boy Rick, the spine-chilling Red Room, and the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Mar 2019

MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAs
MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAs

MultiChoice was the most awarded broadcaster at The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), taking home 48 awards - more than half the total - from more than 150 SAFTA nominations...

Issued by Showmax 5 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2
#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2

Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2 open at cinemas this weekend..

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

CSI rarely delivers, right? These Isibaya and Isithembiso SAFTA nominees would argue otherwise
CSI rarely delivers, right? These Isibaya and Isithembiso SAFTA nominees would argue otherwise

Corporate social investment programmes are often treated with a healthy dose of cynicism. It's the kind of thing that looks good in a company's annual report, but how often do these schemes deliver real-world benefits?...

Issued by Showmax 25 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: How the Hollywood diversity problem is slowly improving
#FairnessFirst: How the Hollywood diversity problem is slowly improving

Since the #OscarsSoWhite tweet from a few years ago, there's been increased awareness of the lack of diversity, equality and inclusion in the global film and TV industry overall, but has there been any action? UCLA's just released 2019 Hollywood Diversity Report says yes, but not enough...

By leigh andrews 25 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon
#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon

What Men Want, Eighth Grade, The Princess And The Dragon and The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second open at South African cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2019

China's Silent Winter and SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles lead 2019 RapidLion Awards nominations
China's Silent Winter and SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles lead 2019 RapidLion Awards nominations

The RapidLion Awards are set to make a return at this year's instalment of the RapidLion South African International Film Festival...

21 Feb 2019

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