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An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters
Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and MonstersArticle

South African film director Michael Matthews has garnered an Oscar nomination for the Hollywood film Love and Monsters, a mind-blowing apocalyptic adventure that has been described as 'one of the best surprises of 2020'. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

Daniel Dercksen 28 Apr 2021

And the Oscars makes 3
And the Oscars makes 3Article

On 25 April, My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in the Documentary Features category...

Issued by Greatstock 28 Apr 2021

All the 2021 Oscar winners!
All the 2021 Oscar winners!Article

The 93rd Academy Awards were hosted at Los Angeles' Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 25 April 2021...

26 Apr 2021

My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best Documentary
My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best DocumentaryArticle

South African film My Octopus Teacher has won Best Documentary Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, hosted in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

26 Apr 2021

3 Afda 2020 graduation films in race for the Oscar
3 Afda 2020 graduation films in race for the OscarArticle

Afda has announced the selection of three 2020 graduation films to compete for the most prestigious award on the motion picture calendar - The Student Academy Awards (Oscars)...

Issued by AFDA 23 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: 2 Oscar Best Picture nominees, Voyagers and Every Breath You Take
#OnTheBigScreen: 2 Oscar Best Picture nominees, Voyagers and Every Breath You TakeArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this weekend, include two Academy Award Best Picture nominees Nomadland and Judas and the Black Messiah as well as Voyagers and Every Breath You Take.

Daniel Dercksen 15 Apr 2021

SA film My Octopus Teacher wins Best Documentary at the 2021 Baftas
SA film My Octopus Teacher wins Best Documentary at the 2021 BaftasArticle

The critically acclaimed South African documentary, My Octopus Teacher won in the Best Documentary category at the British Academy Film Awards held in London, last night, 11 April 2021...

12 Apr 2021

South African content making waves internationally, from Annie to Bafta nominations
South African content making waves internationally, from Annie to Bafta nominationsArticle

Moffie has a big weekend coming up: producer Jack Sidey is nominated for an Outstanding Debut Bafta (British Academy Film Awards) and the critically acclaimed war movie is being released in the USA at select cinemas and streaming platforms by IFC Films...

Issued by Showmax 9 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Father and Godzilla vs Kong
#OnTheBigScreen: The Father and Godzilla vs KongArticle

Films opening on this big screen in South Africa, this weekend, include The Father, which is nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars, and Godzilla vs Kong, which sees two iconic cinematic monsters face-off.

Daniel Dercksen 26 Mar 2021

Afda alumnus and colourist Kyle Stroebel on Oscar nomination for My Octopus Teacher
Afda alumnus and colourist Kyle Stroebel on Oscar nomination for My Octopus TeacherArticle

Afda alumnus and accomplished South African colourist Kyle Stroebel's recent work on the picturesque documentary My Octopus Teacher received national and international praise...

Jasmine Walters, Issued by AFDA 19 Mar 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Mauritanian, Boss Level, Persian Lessons and Raya and the Last Dragon
#OnTheBigScreen: The Mauritanian, Boss Level, Persian Lessons and Raya and the Last DragonArticle

Four films open at the South African box office, this weekend. They include The Mauritanian, Boss Level, Persian Lessons and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Daniel Dercksen 19 Mar 2021

South African documentary My Octopus Teacher nominated for an Oscar
South African documentary My Octopus Teacher nominated for an OscarArticle

The internationally acclaimed South African documentary My Octopus Teacher, directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category...

17 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Oscar nominations
All the 2021 Oscar nominationsArticle

The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas live from London...

16 Mar 2021

12 of the biggest African series and films on Showmax
12 of the biggest African series and films on ShowmaxArticle

Showmax has some exciting African films and series for you to catch up on.

5 Mar 2021

Showmax original Dam now streaming; drawing comparisons to HBO's The Outsider
Showmax original Dam now streaming; drawing comparisons to HBO's The OutsiderArticle

The Showmax original Dam, a small-town psychological thriller set in the Eastern Cape, is now available to binge...

Issued by Showmax 24 Feb 2021

All the 2021 Golden Globe nominations
All the 2021 Golden Globe nominationsArticle

Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson announced the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes - as selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

4 Feb 2021

First-look trailer: twisty and twisted new Showmax original Dam
First-look trailer: twisty and twisted new Showmax original DamArticle

Showmax has just released a first-look trailer for the Showmax original Dam, a small-town psychological thriller premiering Monday, 22 February 2021...

Issued by Showmax 29 Jan 2021

7 local highlights now on Showmax: From Moffie to 4 Africa Movie Academy Award-winners from SA
7 local highlights now on Showmax: From Moffie to 4 Africa Movie Academy Award-winners from SAArticle

These are the seven local highlights currently streaming on Showmax: Moffie, Fiela Se Kind, Lebo M - Coming Home, The Letter Reader, Knuckle City, The Ghost and The House of Truth...

Issued by Showmax 7 Jan 2021

Top films and series of 2020
Top films and series of 2020Article

2020 earmarked the year that saw the collapse of cinemas internationally, the rise of a digital age where films were streamed virtually, and the rebirth of independent filmmaking. It also marked the year of some great films. Here are noteworthy films, streamings and series of 2020...

Daniel Dercksen 30 Dec 2020

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Toorbos selected as South Africa's 2021 Oscar entry
Toorbos selected as South Africa's 2021 Oscar entryArticle

The adaptation of Dalene Matthee's best-selling novel Toorbos has been selected as South Africa's entry for the Best International Feature Film Award at the 2021 Academy Awards. Directed by René van Rooyen, the film is currently on circuit in South African cinemas...

17 Nov 2020

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: E! Entertainment announces nominees for African Social Star of 2020
#PeoplesChoiceAwards: E! Entertainment announces nominees for African Social Star of 2020Article

E! Entertainment Television has announced the nominees for the African Social Star of 2020, one of the E! People's Choice Awards. Eight contenders are in the running for the African Social Star of 2020...

2 Oct 2020

Afda honours film wins 2 awards at Jozi Film Festival 2020
Afda honours film wins 2 awards at Jozi Film Festival 2020Article

Over the years, the festival has attracted broad critical acclaim, both locally and internationally...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 23 Sep 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Song Of Names' and 'The New Mutants'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Song Of Names' and 'The New Mutants'Article

Two films enter the South African box office this week: Song Of Names, a soulful meditation on loss and hope starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen; and The New Mutants, in which a group of young mutants battle strange occurrences in an isolated hospital...

Daniel Dercksen 3 Sep 2020

Watch women own their power with these 9 series and films on Netflix
Watch women own their power with these 9 series and films on NetflixArticle

From Queen's badass spy skills in Queen Sono, Puleng's inquisitive mind in Blood & Water and Noni's fire advice in Seriously Single, here's a list of Netflix shows starring strong women that will entertain you for August...

12 Aug 2020

SA Indie Film Fest to be held online in August
SA Indie Film Fest to be held online in AugustArticle

The 2020 edition of the South African Independent Film Festival (SAIFF) will be held online from 14 to 30 August 2020...

20 Jul 2020

National Geographic announces limited series 'Barkskins' to premiere with back-to-back episodes over 4 weeks beginning Thursday, 13 August
National Geographic announces limited series 'Barkskins' to premiere with back-to-back episodes over 4 weeks beginning Thursday, 13 AugustArticle

Barkskins premieres Thursday, 13 August at 9pm (CAT) on National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220) with a double bill of episodes each week...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 20 Jul 2020

Opera and theatre streaming this weekend
Opera and theatre streaming this weekendArticle

Here are some of the opera and theatre productions you can stream this weekend...

Daniel Dercksen 17 Jul 2020

5 award-winning films you can catch on the Labia Theatre's new streaming service
5 award-winning films you can catch on the Labia Theatre's new streaming serviceArticle

The Labia Theatre in Cape Town has launched a pay-per-view video-on-demand service - which will stream high-quality, award-winning Labia-curated films, documentaries as well as host virtual film festivals and film-related events...

2 Jul 2020

Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa Month
Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa MonthArticle

The borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 27 May 2020

The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax now
The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax nowArticle

The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax now are: Gomora, How To Steal A Country, (Sh)e, Loving Thokoza, The Beautiful People and Kings of Mulberry Street...

Issued by Showmax 26 May 2020

Afda animation film Hadeda making a racket abroad
Afda animation film Hadeda making a racket abroadArticle

The 2019 third year Afda Johannesburg graduation animation film, Hadeda, directed by Nuha Suliman, has been selected as a semi-finalist at the Lagos International Festival of Animation, Lifanima, in Nigeria...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 21 May 2020

Afda student films in race for the Oscars
Afda student films in race for the OscarsArticle

Three Afda 2019 graduation films selected as candidates to compete for the most prestigious awards on the motion picture calendar - The Student Academy Awards (Oscars)...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 21 Apr 2020

The 5 best local hits to stream now
The 5 best local hits to stream nowArticle

These are the five local hits to stream on Showmax now...

Issued by Showmax 15 Apr 2020

Everything on Showmax in March
Everything on Showmax in MarchArticle

Everything is awesome on Showmax this March (Yes! The Lego Movie 2 is coming!)...

Issued by Showmax 11 Mar 2020

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way
Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the wayArticle

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

Afda alumni win Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival
Afda alumni win Jury Award at Sundance Film FestivalArticle

Afda alumni won the Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category at the Sundance Festival 2020...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 12 Feb 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Oscars
All the winners of the 2020 OscarsArticle

The 92nd Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States...

10 Feb 2020

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What is happening in 2020?Article

A new year. A new decade. And as with every new year, everyone wants to know what 2020 is going to hold in store for us in our world of media and advertising...

Richard Lord 5 Feb 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Bombshell', 'Bad Boys For Life' and 'Street Dancer'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Bombshell', 'Bad Boys For Life' and 'Street Dancer'Article

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include, Bombshell; Bad Boys For Life, Arctic Justice; and Street Dancer...

Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2020

#FairnessFirst: Renewed call for #TimesUp in the entertainment media industry
#FairnessFirst: Renewed call for #TimesUp in the entertainment media industryArticle

Annual film award season is in full swing, swiftly tailed by the annual hashtags signifying lack of industry diversity. This year, in addition to #OscarsSoWhite there's been a focus on #DirectorsSoMale and renewed call to stand with the #TimesUp movement...

Leigh Andrews 17 Jan 2020

Having fun underwater
Having fun underwaterArticle

40-million dollars is a lot of money. That is the loss Cats is expected to make. It is a re-occurring event in film. A sure-fire winner that fails...

Damon Stapleton 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyond
#BizTrends2020: The rising role of women in real estate - 2020 and beyondArticle

According to a recent Time magazine article, women are 'on the brink of a massive power shift...

Yael Geffen 3 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Frozen 2,  Pain and Glory and Last Christmas
#OnTheBigScreen: Frozen 2, Pain and Glory and Last ChristmasArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Frozen 2, Pain and Glory, Last Christmas and Haunt...

Daniel Dercksen 6 Dec 2019

Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National Geographic
Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National GeographicArticle

The fight to save the world's most endangered whale from vicious drug cartels, enviro-thriller Sea of Shadows premieres on National Geographic 6 December 2019 at 9pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 5 Dec 2019

What to watch at the 6th European Film Fest
What to watch at the 6th European Film FestArticle

The sixth annual European Film Festival will be held at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town from 29 November to 8 December 2019...

Daniel Dercksen 28 Nov 2019

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Growing the Egyptian film industryArticle

U.S. Embassy Builds U.S.-Egyptian Film and Television Industry Connections at Cairo Industry Days November 21 - 25, 2019...

6 Nov 2019

The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this October
The 6 best South African shows, movies on Showmax this OctoberArticle

Trackers, Dominee Tienie, Someone to Blame, Axis Mundi, Zog, Ellen and more...

28 Oct 2019

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