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The 5 soft skills that will help you become an outstanding video producer
The 5 soft skills that will help you become an outstanding video producer

The producer role is one of the most sought-after in the video industry. It is simultaneously challenging and rewarding, bringing with it both enormous respect and a huge responsibility...

By Jamie Field 2 days ago

As seen in the Kantar AdReaction Getting Gender Right webinar.
#FairnessFirst: Get gender right in advertising by sidestepping stereotypes

The Kantar insight division's Duncan Southgate, global brand director of media and Jane Ostler, global head of media, recently presented a global webinar session in headline findings from their latest AdReaction study on the challenges of gender-progressive marketing and getting gender right in advertising. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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

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

Founder Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival.
SundanceTV is launching second Short Film Competition in SA

SundanceTV will be hosting the second SundanceTV Shorts Competition in South Africa...

12 Mar 2019

FESPACO prize for film that tells a positive story of Africa
FESPACO prize for film that tells a positive story of Africa

Jean-Pierre Bekolo's 'Miraculous Weapons' scoops Ecobank Foundation Prize at FESPACO...

6 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

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences

We need to change our preconceptions about what virtual reality is. Let's not limit VR experiences to recreations of the real world, instead let's open our minds to history, mythology and fresh perspectives from real people...

By Erik Malcolm Champion 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

#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

Brand SA in partnership with RapidLion Film Festival unpacks, 'What to do to get cinema to SA's masses?'
Brand SA in partnership with RapidLion Film Festival unpacks, 'What to do to get cinema to SA's masses?'

Brand South Africa is collaborating with RapidLion Film Festival for the third consecutive year, taking place from 1 to 10 March 2019 at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Brand South Africa 28 Feb 2019

African film festival receives prize sponsorship from Ecobank
African film festival receives prize sponsorship from Ecobank

The Ecobank Foundation has lent its support to the African Film Industry through its sponsorship of a FESPACO prize...

25 Feb 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

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 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

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

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE, Camilla Clerke is the creative director at digital agency Hellocomputer and Bronwen Rautenbach, founder and creative partner at Sunshinegun.
Three SA creatives chosen to serve on 2019 Dubai Lynx jury

Three South African creatives have been selected to serve on the jury for international advertising awards competition Dubai Lynx 2019...

20 Feb 2019

Screengrab from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQhfOgu3KCg&feature=youtu.be Youtube video].
South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival...

14 Feb 2019

SA film students break into video-on-demand business
SA film students break into video-on-demand business

Broadcast TV isn't an option and using self-publish platforms like YouTube means competing with millions of videos from across the globe, so how do SA film students get their work noticed?...

Issued by Showmax 14 Feb 2019

Photographer tender
Photographer tender

The City of Cape Town has an ad hoc operational requirement for the provision of professional photographic services as part of the development of communication material...

Issued by City of Cape Town 14 Feb 2019

7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing
7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Hendrik Cronje about his debut feature Liewe Lisa - a gentle, charming film that will definitely warm the hearts of filmgoers who need to fill their lives with love and dreams...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2019

RIP Terry Dempsey
RIP Terry Dempsey

Terry Dempsey, a true 'Renaissance man' of the local and international music industry, has passed away...

13 Feb 2019

20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online
20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online

The nominees for the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards have just been announced. The majority of nominations went to MultiChoice productions on M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 13 Feb 2019

Nicole Maria Ackermann joins Romance
Nicole Maria Ackermann joins Romance

Romance has some fresh blood. Nicole Maria Ackermann has joined our stable of directors alongside Greg Gray, Terence Neale and Jabu Nadia Newman, bringing a fresh and unique voice to the diverse directorial team...

Issued by Romance Films 13 Feb 2019

Capture and captivate with cellphone videos
Capture and captivate with cellphone videos

Learn how to create high-impact videos using the tools you already have to tell the stories you want to share with this course from Content Lounge and Mycelium Media Collaborators, taking place from 5-7 March 2019...

Issued by Content Lounge 12 Feb 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

11 Feb 2019

Turkish Airlines teams up with Lego again
Turkish Airlines teams up with Lego again

Turkish Airlines has teamed up with the Lego Movie team to create a new safety video featuring no less than 20-million of the toy bricks...

8 Feb 2019

Dan Mace in action, in his Not Normal studio. Image © Mace
How Dan Mace embraced his otherness to enhance his true creativity

SA-born filmmaker now based in New York, Dan Mace, was the speaker at Creative Mornings Cape Town's first event of the year, where he spoke through all things surreal, and how to put your otherness to your creative advantage...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2019

More directors and films added to 2019 RapidLion lineup
More directors and films added to 2019 RapidLion lineup

The 2019 RapidLion South African International Film Festival will be held at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg from 1 March to 10 March 2019...

6 Feb 2019

Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest
Spider-Man director and Shrek producer to attend CT Animation Fest

The man behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Peter Ramsey, and the man who produced all the Shrek movies, Aron Warner, are set to attend the 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF)...

6 Feb 2019

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