Jan Harlan to present masterclasses at RapidLion film fest

The fourth RapidLion South African International Film Festival is to host German-born film producer Jan Harlan for its fourth instalment. Harlan is to host three masterclass sessions at the festival. The RapidLion festival will take place at the Market Theatre from 1-10 March 2019. The film...

5 Nov 2018

Mediclinic asks for free images from photographers, backlash ensues

According to a report by Business Insider, Mediclinic is facing backlash after it asked photographers to capture images of its new hospital in Stellenbosch for a competition. The photographers were told that they will not be paid for their images. The alleged competition has led to accusations of...

31 Oct 2018

CT International Film Market and Festival confirms partnership with IFFR

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) has confirmed its official Eave partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Eave is a professional training, project development and networking organisation for audiovisual producers. As of 2019, IFFR's...

15 Oct 2018

Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War wins big at international film festivals

Local documentary film Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War has won the Best Documentary award at the San Diego International Film Festival and two other awards at the Glendale International Film Festival. The film won the Best Female Filmmakers award and the Special Documentary of Focus...

15 Oct 2018

4DX cinema-format recieves Innovative Technology of the Year award

The Big Cine Expo 2018 has presented Nu Metro Cinemas with the Innovative Technology of the Year award for the company's multi-sensory 4DX cinema-format. The Innovative Technology of the Year award honours the technical excellence of professionals in the cinema exhibition industry around the...

13 Sep 2018

Reeva Steenkamp's family criticises new 'insensitive' Amazon Prime documentary

MailOnline reports that Reeva Steenkamp's family, particularly her sister Simone Cowburn, has criticised an 'insensitive' new Amazon Prime documentary that shows crime scene photos of the late model's dead body. The four-part series also shows pictures of a blood-spattered bathroom and hallway...

13 Sep 2018

Local film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to open international film festival

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) has chosen local rhino documentary film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to be its opening night film. The festival takes place from 24-28 October 2018. Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War tells the story of the ongoing poaching of...

12 Sep 2018

One Screen Short Film Festival is open for entries

The One Club for Creativity's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival is open for entries. The One Screen Short Film Festival is open to all filmmakers, be they independent or working at ad agencies, production companies or the film industry. The festival celebrates and awards filmmakers...

24 Aug 2018

Locally made film picks up notable award at US film festival

The judges of the eighth annual San Francisco Green Film Festival has awarded locally made documentary film Journey into the Rhino Horn War the 2018 Green Tenacity Award. The film won the award ahead of its world premiere at the festival, which will run from 6-14 September 2018. According to...

2 Aug 2018

CTIFMF calls for works in progress

Entries for the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival's (CTIFMF) works in progress (WIP) programme are now open; filmmakers with fiction or documentary feature-length works currently in progress are encouraged to submit before the closing deadline of 10 August 2018. The CTIFMF developed...

26 Jul 2018

Bobby van Jaarsveld to add gees to Thomas & Friends film theme song

South African pop musician Bobby van Jaarsveld will add local flair to the theme song of the new CG-animated children's movie Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie. The theme song shares the message that everyone should be open to exploration; to traversing the globe, seeking out...

26 Jul 2018

Durban International Film Festival winners stand chance to win Oscars

The Durban International Film Festival (Diff) winners for 'Best International Documentary' and 'Best SA Documentary' will automatically qualify for an Oscar nomination at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. The automatic qualification comes after the Oscars established a Documentary Feature...

23 Jul 2018

CTIFMF, Snake Nation, YomYomF is calling on talented South African filmmakers

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) in partnership with Snake Nation and YomYomF are introducing the Interpretations inter-continental Film Competition in South Africa. Filmmakers are to submit a short film of no more than three minutes all using the same four-line...

19 Jul 2018

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

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards deadline is approaching

The deadline to submit your corporate films, online media, and documentaries for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is 2 July 2018. The international competition is open to film producers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. Click here to submit your entry....

29 Jun 2018

Court overrules FPB censorship of Inxeba

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African Screen Federation (Sasfed) is rejoicing the overruling of the censorship of Inxeba. The Film and Publications Board (FPB) reclassified the film as X18. R2K and Sasfed entered the case as friends of the court with representation by the Legal...

29 Jun 2018

Nearly 90 SA representatives to attend international film festival

A South African group of nearly 90 people is on their way to France to take part in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (Mifa). The delegate has a significant representation from the Western Cape. Certain members of the delegation are supported, and all are accompanied by...

11 Jun 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

Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking moves to Cape Town

The Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking has moved to Cape Town. The school is moving from Johannesburg and the campus will be situated in Greenpoint, Cape Town. The move comes after the school was established in 2007.

4 Jun 2018

Get filming! 2018 CTIFMF entries are now open

Submissions for the 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) are now open. Local and international filmmakers may submit their films in the following categories: feature films, documentary, animation, and short films. Only films completed not more than 18 months prior to...

22 May 2018

Good Mourning wins the SundanceTV Shorts Competition

Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan was awarded the Jury Prize in the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for his film Good Mourning. The Jury Prize - which was presided over by Mike Plante of Sundance Institute - was judged on creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling, and production...

22 May 2018

NEWF 2018 registration is now open

The Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) has opened the registration for its annual congress. The event will be held at the Durban Botanic Gardens from 16-18 July 2018. NEWF intends to create a path to conservation through film by providing a platform for delegates to engage, network,...

10 May 2018

South African films open overseas

South African produced films Five Fingers for Marseilles and Nommer 37 have attracted international attention. Michael Matthews' Five Fingers for Marseilles is scheduled to feature in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles from 7 September 2018, before moving to an additional 15 American cities. The...

11 Apr 2018

iStarring Cinemas set to launch

iStarring Cinemas is set to launch at Open Workspaces in Maboneng on 6 April 2018. The launch will have an information session with industry insiders on what the South African film industry needs. The information session will also explain how the public can earn a share of 15% per movie ticket...

5 Apr 2018

2018 Adventure Film Challenge entries are open

Cape Union Mart has announced that the entries for its 2018 Adventure Film Challenge are now open. Interested filmmakers may submit a YouTube link to a five-minute film, showcasing a passion for outdoor adventure on www.banff.co.za. Submissions will be judged on storyline, creativity,...

20 Mar 2018

SundanceTV introduces a shorts competition

SundanceTV has introduced the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition, which is open to films no longer than 15 minutes. Entries are open until 15 April 2018; films must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the language spoken in the film. MultiChoice is SundanceTV's affiliate...

19 Mar 2018

Anant Singh wins Silver Bear prize

Anant Singh's Museo has won the Silver Bear prize for Best Screenplay at the 68th Berlin Film Festival. The screenplay follows the story of two school drop-outs that commit a heist in Mexico and is based on a true story. It was written by Manuel Alcalá and Alonso Ruizpalacios and will be...

26 Feb 2018

R2K rebuffs Inxeba reclassification by Film and Publication Board

The Film and Publication Board's (FPB) X18 reclassification of Inxeba has been opposed by the Right2Know Campaign (R2K). The campaign deems the reclassification as a violation of the constitutional right to freedom of expression for the LGBTIQ community. The X18 classification contains elements...

19 Feb 2018

Anant Singh, Videovision set sights on Christiaan Barnard biopic

Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment have secured the film rights to Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the First Heart Transplant; James-Brent Styan's new Chris Barnard biography. Styan examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard's personal life and the South African...

18 Dec 2017

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