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Ryan Kruger feature film debut to premiere at Cinequest Film Fest

The South African sci-fi/horror, Fried Barry, is set to make its premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in California on 6 March 2020. The feature film directing debut of music video director, Ryan Kruger, Fried Barry follows the outlandish tale of a heroin addict whose body is hijacked by an alien...

28 Jan 2020

Joburg Film Festival opens entries for the Youth and Audience Development Programme

Entries for the 2019 Youth and Audience Development Programme at the Joburg Film Festival are open. The initiative is in partnership with Gauteng Film Commission and sponsored by The MultiChoice Group. The Youth and Audience Development Programme will comprise a series of two-day workshops and...

23 Sep 2019

Stroop wins Genesis Award in the US

The South African rhino poaching documentary Stroop recently received the Genesis Award for Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection...

9 Jul 2019

Triggerfish, Goethe-Institut introduce animation academy

Have you always been interested in animation, but had no clue of where to go? Well, Triggerfish along with the Goethe-Institut and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development have come to your rescue. The Triggerfish Academy, a free digital learning platform, will provide...

26 Jun 2019

Bonang Matheba's Public Figure to make SA premiere at Encounters Fest

Media personality Bonang Matheba's film Public Figure will make its South African premiere at the 2019 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which is taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 6 to 16 June 2019. Screenings will be held at the V&A Nouveau in Cape Town on...

11 Jun 2019

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival entry deadline is a week away

The entry deadline for the 10th annual shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is fast approaching. South African and African filmmakers may submit their short films until 1 June 2019. The films must be 40 minutes, including credits, and there are no restrictions on genre, content and language. While...

23 May 2019

CTIAF announces partnership with Comic Con Cape Town

At the eighth edition of the Cape Town International Animation Festival, which took place from 8 - 10 March, the announcement was made that the Cape Town International Animation Festival will partner with Comic Con from 2020, creating a Comic Com Cape Town.

13 Mar 2019

Design Indaba's Nightscape is open and available to all

Design Indaba's Nightscape Festival will take place every evening from 5pm onwards from 27 February to 1 March 2019. This celebratory cultural and creative event is presented by Design Indaba and runs concurrently with the annual Design Indaba Conference and Cape Town Simulcast. Nightscape...

12 Feb 2019

CTIFMF announces market programme

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from 9-19 October at venues at various locations at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The programmes for the event are Works in Progress (WIP), Engage, and Adapt. WIP aims to elevate the bar for African content in...

19 Jul 2018

Kelly Clarkson to star in Uglydolls film

Singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson will voice act the character of Moxy in the upcoming film Uglydolls and will also perform original songs for the feature. Clarkson joins Pitbull as another voice actor for the film. In the film, Clarkson's character Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront...

11 Jul 2018

SA horror film makes it to international stage

South African psychological horror film The Tokoloshe will be screened at four global horror film festivals. It will make its world premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in Bucheon, South Korea. The film is directed by Jerome Pikwane, who co-wrote it with South...

11 Jun 2018

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

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

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

'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

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

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