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South Africa's romcom revolution and how it reimagines Joburg
South Africa's romcom revolution and how it reimagines JoburgArticle

Netflix went live in South Africa on 6 January 2016. The arrival of the subscription-based content streaming service was a game changer for the country's film and television industry, as it had been for other countries...

Pier Paolo Frassinelli 4 May 2021

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

TikTok launches Rising Voices to upskill Black creators
TikTok launches Rising Voices to upskill Black creatorsArticle

TikTok launched the Rising Voices incubator project - an initiative open to all Black South African creators, which has been endorsed by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)...

29 Mar 2021

Netflix joins forces with NFVF to fund 6 South African films
Netflix joins forces with NFVF to fund 6 South African filmsArticle

International streaming service Netflix has partnered with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) to provide funding of R28m aimed at producing six South African feature films...

18 Mar 2021

Park-In Experience to screen local films at Mall of Africa
Park-In Experience to screen local films at Mall of AfricaArticle

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will launch a drive-in experience, to encourage a love of local film, at the Mall of Africa, Waterfall Park in Midrand, Johannesburg on 5 December 2020...

25 Nov 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

2020 Joburg Film Festival to take place over 2 days with screenings, development workshops
2020 Joburg Film Festival to take place over 2 days with screenings, development workshopsArticle

The 2020 Joburg Film Festival will be held over two days on 28 and 29 November; a departure from the usual six days in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's festival will focus on a limited film selection with a huge focus on development workshops...

11 Nov 2020

A still from High Fantasy by Jenna Cato Bass. Proper Films/Big World Cinema.
Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trendsArticle

Making and distributing films in new ways, that are also cognisant of the global climate emergency, is going to become a growing trend not just in South Africa, but around the world...

Liani Maasdorp 28 Aug 2020

2020 Durban FilmMart to look at African content in the new normal
2020 Durban FilmMart to look at African content in the new normalArticle

The 2020 Durban FilmMart, which will take place online from 4 to 13 September, will take a special look at African content in the new normal...

13 Aug 2020

Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup
Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineupArticle

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year...

7 Aug 2020

Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban Dean
Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban DeanArticle

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

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 26 Jun 2020

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture finalises R150m Covid-19 relief fund for athletes, artists
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture finalises R150m Covid-19 relief fund for athletes, artistsArticle

Following consultations with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA), the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has finalised the criteria to distribute the R150m Covid-19 relief fund for artists and athletes...

31 Mar 2020

Africa Channel grows Africa-based team
Africa Channel grows Africa-based teamArticle

Showcasing the African continent's current, cultural and historical content...

20 Aug 2019

MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAs
MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAsArticle

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

Joburg Film Festival showcases African films
Joburg Film Festival showcases African filmsArticle

Joburg Film Festival opened on Friday with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki...

13 Nov 2018

How Stephina Zwane's film Baby Mamas celebrates single moms
How Stephina Zwane's film Baby Mamas celebrates single momsArticle

Writer-director Stephina Zwane's Baby Mamas takes a closer look at four women who share all their experiences on the joys and woes of being single moms, while still searching for true love...

Daniel Dercksen 10 Oct 2018

Joburg Film Festival to screen more than 40 films
Joburg Film Festival to screen more than 40 filmsArticle

The 2018 Joburg Film Festival will be held at venues across Johannesburg from 9-18 November 2018. More than 40 curated releases are set to showcase the best in African and international cinema...

9 Oct 2018

Brand South Africa collaborates with Cape Town International Film Market Festival 'Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador' AwardArticle

Brand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness.

Issued by Brand South Africa 28 Sep 2018

Award winners at this year’s Durban FilmMart.
2018 Durban FilmMart Awards: Winners announced!Article

This year's Durban FilmMart (DFM) Awards, took place at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 23 July...

24 Jul 2018

GCRO/Clive Hassel
Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not workArticle

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 24 May 2018

Tjovitjo won the Golden Horn Award for Best TV Drama. © Saftas.
All the winners: Saftas 2018Article

The 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe...

26 Mar 2018

Saftas Technical Awards announce winners
Saftas Technical Awards announce winnersArticle

Last night, the television and film industry celebrated outstanding work done within the technical craft of the industry at night one of the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) held at Sun City, Bokone Bophirima...

23 Mar 2018

Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte
Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke SchutteArticle

Meerkat Maantuig is inspired by the youth novella, Blinde Sambok, by renowned South African author Riana Scheepers...

Daniel Dercksen 13 Mar 2018

AFDA at the SAFTA'S - AFDA films nominated for The 5th South African Film & Television Awards 2011
AFDA at the SAFTA'S - AFDA films nominated for The 5th South African Film & Television Awards 2011Article

AFDA has once again been nominated at The 5th South African Film & Television Awards. This year a total of five AFDA films were selected in three different categories.

Issued by AFDA 4 Dec 2017

AFDA dominates SAFTAs 2011
AFDA dominates SAFTAs 2011Article

AFDA won two awards and four special mentions at this year's South African Film & Television Awards, held at Melrose Arch, Madame Zingara's Theatre of Dreams, on 20 February.

Issued by AFDA 4 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Hitmen, Head hunters and Angels in America
#OnTheBigScreen: Hitmen, Head hunters and Angels in AmericaArticle

Finders Keepers, Annabelle: Creation, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Detroit, A Family Man and Angels in America open at local cinemas this weekend.

Daniel Dercksen 17 Aug 2017

DFM award winners with awards partners
Durban FilmMart Awards 2017 ends on a high noteArticle

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) ended on a high note with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 17 July 2017...

19 Jul 2017

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor.
#CannesLions2017: Cinemark brings SA all the creative magicArticle

Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, elaborates on the magic of Cinemark being the official local representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of creativity as well as the benefits of this for SA's creative industry...

Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2017

The selection of this year’s Realness Screenwriter’s Residency was announced at the Cannes Film Festival by Realness co-founder Cait Pansegrouw (second from right).
African screenwriters selected for prestigious residencyArticle

The names of the talented African screenwriters selected to be part of the Realness Screenwriter's Residency, were announced at the Cannes Film Festival ...

5 Jun 2017

Film producer and director, Stefano Tealdi
DFM presents pitching programmeArticle

10 South African emerging filmmakers will receive the opportunity to hone their pitching skills, presented by the pitching programme, Jumpstart at the Durban FilmMart (DFM)...

25 May 2017

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Durban FilmMart to present programme on women's challenges in filmmakingArticle

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) will present a programme that addresses the inequalities, challenges and successes that women face within the film industry...

11 May 2017

Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever Award
Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever AwardArticle

Ster-Kinekor has announced its sponsorship of the Youth Achiever Award category at the 11th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)...

17 Feb 2017

South African Film and Television Awards announce nominees for 2017
South African Film and Television Awards announce nominees for 2017Article

The SAFTAs 11 Golden Horn nominee's announcement took place today, 16 February, in Bryanston at The Forum...

16 Feb 2017

Cape Town International Animation Festival opens in March with Oscar nominee film
Cape Town International Animation Festival opens in March with Oscar nominee filmArticle

The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), presented by Animation South Africa, takes place 3-5 March 2017 at The River Club in Observatory, Cape Town...

3 Feb 2017

KZN Film Commission offers scriptwriting training programmes
KZN Film Commission offers scriptwriting training programmesArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, which aims to enhance the economy by providing and encouraging opportunities for persons especially from disadvantaged communities to enter and participate in the film industry in the province is offering two training programmes - scriptwriting and film directing...

31 Jan 2017

National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAs
National Film and Video Foundation announces changes to the SAFTAsArticle

The National Film and Video Foundation held a media breakfast on Thursday, 26 January to formally announce the changes it's made to the 11th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards.

Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2017

Joint research on size of film, media industry in Cape Town
Joint research on size of film, media industry in Cape TownArticle

Research is to be conducted to determine the size and structure of the film and media industry in in Cape Town and the Western Cape...

8 Dec 2016

Noem My Skollie to represent SA at the 2017 Academy Awards
Noem My Skollie to represent SA at the 2017 Academy AwardsArticle

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has nominated the feature film Noem My Skollie as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars)...

28 Sep 2016

Lights, camera, action for SA women filmmakers
Lights, camera, action for SA women filmmakersArticle

Emerging South African filmmakers, especially women, trying to break into the industry, now have a real shot at making their movie dreams come true...

1 Sep 2016

The Launch Factory team at the SAFTAs
#AfricaMonth: Hitting the buzzer for local TV formatArticle

'Local game show' doesn't necessarily mean endless reruns of Noot vir Noot. Launch Factory's GM: branded content Apollo Zake explains how Down for the Guap scooped a SAFTA after running for just one season, and the importance of creating African content...

Leigh Andrews 29 Apr 2016

SAFTA Awards winners announced
SAFTA Awards winners announcedArticle

The first night of the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) was a celebration of excellence at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg...

22 Mar 2016

SAFTAs adds Special Recognition categories
SAFTAs adds Special Recognition categoriesArticle

The 2016 SAFTAs has added three new Special Recognition awards to individuals, groups or initiatives that have contributed to the growth and development of the film and television industry...

10 Mar 2016

Happiness is a Four-Letter Word - Q&A with Bongiwe Selane
Happiness is a Four-Letter Word - Q&A with Bongiwe SelaneArticle

Daniel Dercksen talks to award-winning producer Bongiwe Selane about her new film Happiness is a Four -Letter Word...

Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2016

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