Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner
Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner

Commenting on social media chatter, Ezra Ndwandwe, entrepreneur and creator of the Big Break Legacy reality TV show, says the winner of the R5million prize will be determined by merit, not race, gender or cultural background. Ndwandwe says entrepreneurship is colour-blind and the best ideas that are...

25 Jan 2012

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Namib Film represents NFC at 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show
Namib Film represents NFC at 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show

click to enlargeNamib Film, co-sponsor of the Namibia Film Project, will be representing the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) at the 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles from the 16 - 18 April. The company provides film production services within Namibia with...

2 Apr 2009

More animated Vuka!s this year

More than 160 Vuka! entries have been received this year, with an increase in the number of animated VUKA!s (as they are often cheaper to produce), as well as the first cellphone entry ever received. A panel of judges is currently adjudicating and winners will be announced at a ceremony in...

17 Nov 2006

Call for entries: Fespaco 2007

The bi-annual Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) takes place 23 February - 3 March 2007 in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. The NFVF is making a second call to all producers and directors who wish to enter their films into the festival to submit their features, shorts and...

14 Nov 2006

Combine photojourn theory with practice

Registration closes end of November 2006 for the Market Photo Workshop's year-long course in photojournalism and documentary photography, which begins in January 2007 at the Workshop's premises in Newtown, Johannesburg. Supported by Getty Images, it will consist of core modules in photojournalism,...

3 Nov 2006

Film & TV Unit wins M&G award

The Mail & Guardian last week recognised the Film & TV Unit for its contribution to youth empowerment, poverty alleviation, support of woman and transformation in the audio-visual sector with a Merit Award for Investing in Education. An independent non-profit organisation housed at Monash SA, the...

30 Oct 2006

TV documentary on Samora Machel

Under the title "A Luta Continua", a 48-minute documentary on the late Mozambican president Samora Machel is being released by African Universal Media (AUM) to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Machel's death. A Luta Continua is Portuguese for "the struggle continues", an expression that was...

13 Oct 2006

Make a film for Robbie Williams

Rockstar Robbie Williams is inviting independent filmmakers to provide a film for his track "The 80's" on his new album Rudebox. The winner, chosen by Williams and other industry greats, will win a £7500 prize, with a further prize of £7500 for the winning film as voted by the public. Enter before...

9 Oct 2006

New digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens
New digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens

click to enlargePentax has released the K10D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera, which features a large, high-performance 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD with 10.2 effective megapixels . Features includes the Pentax-developed shake reduction system; a newly developed A/D converter for converting large...

3 Oct 2006

Hood to direct Hollywood film

Gavin Hood, the Oscar-winning South African director of Tsotsi, will be directing a movie which may star Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. News24.com reports that shoots are being planned in Los Angeles, Washington, Morocco and South Africa, to start in November 2006 and for release in 2007....

2 Oct 2006

Solid PDA, Sunrise Productions merge

Solid PDA and Sunrise Productions recently announced that they will be joining forces, with the Solid PDA team to move across Cape Town to Sunrise's Westlake studio. The two computer animation houses have been sharing work and ideas for the past 18 months and Solid PDA MD, Brad Stilwell, described...

18 Sep 2006

Upping the Flint, Flame game in SA

The Refinery Johanneburg has acquired the latest versions of AutoDesk Discreet's new Flint and Flame technology (v9.5). Both systems have been fully operational since the beginning of September 2006 and are available for freelance hire. Says Colin Goldridge, senior engineer, The Refinery, "These two...

18 Sep 2006

Tshwane University of Technology students win photography competition

July 2006 saw three promising photography students from the Tshwane University of Technology selected as the winners in The South African Magazine Photography Competition. Kläre Meijer scooped first place with her entry "Future Generation"; depicting a fruit vendor's daughter clutching an orange in...

1 Aug 2006

Developing homegrown APTItude

The Animation Production Training Initiative (APTI) and its partners are calling for artists, recent fine arts, graphic design and animation graduates to apply for the second Annual APTI Internship 3D Animation Programme. This is a rigorous internship programme which offers real time on-the-job...

1 Aug 2006

How is your VUKA entry coming along?

Entries for the eighth annual MultiChoice VUKA! Awards close on 29 September 2006, with this year marking the introduction of a new short film-category, VUKA! Short Cuts. Entry forms are available from http://vuka.multichoice.co.za or from most major industry suppliers and post-production...

28 Jul 2006

Rapid Blue scoops Promax gold

Production house Rapid Blue won one Gold and one Silver award at Promax New York in June 2006, both for promotions produced for SuperSport campaigns. Promo director Bruce Trollip won Gold for his promo for Wimbledon 2005 and promo director Gareth Whitaker in turn won Silver for his 2005 Formula 1...

26 Jul 2006

Short feature being shot exclusively in KZN

Oil on Water, Tidal Wave Productions' first short feature film, is being shot and produced exclusively out of KwaZulu-Natal during July 2006. "While South Africa is a country rich in locations, we found the raw and natural beauty that is an intrinsic part of Oil on Water, in KwaZulu-Natal," says...

13 Jul 2006

SAFTA entry deadline extended to 14 July

The South African Film and Television Awards executive committee announced that the deadline for entries has been extended to 14 July 2006. Newly appointed executive producer for the inaugural edition of the awards, Lebone Maema, has urged local filmmakers, producers and broadcasters to submit their...

2 Jul 2006

Three wildlife filmmaking scholarships up for grabs

The Wildlife Film Academy (WFA) is offering scholarships, sponsored by the National Film and Video Foundation, to three prospective wildlife filmmakers from previously disadvantaged communities for a one-month course in Oranjezicht, Cape Town. The monthly course is limited to ten candidates....

1 Jun 2006

Student Academy Award winner from SA

On 15 May 2006, African Film Development Agency (AFDA) student filmmaker, Tristan Holmes, was informed that his film 'Elalini' had been selected by the Academy membership as the winning film in the 33rd Annual Student Academy Awards Honorary Foreign Film category. The first ever South African film...

29 May 2006

SA-UK co-production treaty win-win for all

According to South African film producer Anant Singh of Videovision Entertainment, the signing of the co-production treaty between South Africa and the UK formalises the process of co-productions between the countries, opening up new avenues of financial support and allowing SA to benefit from the...

28 May 2006

Reflecting SA's film industry

The Filmmaker's Guide to South Africa 2007 is currently in the last stages of its advertising cycle. The Guide, now in its sixth edition, is produced in association with the National Film & Video Foundation. The editorial looks at a year in the making, encompassing the resurgence of the film service...

28 May 2006

Accounting for SA's film production industry

Internationally successful film production and entertainment accounting services company, Moneypenny Services, is increasing its presence and further developing its range of activities in South Africa through its BEE transaction with black-owned marketing and business investment company, Mazole...

9 May 2006

White Lion to go to Cannes

White Lion, which wrapped up phase two of principle photography in South Africa two weeks ago, is now prepping for Cannes, where it will be available for international sales. The motion picture aims to represent bona fide lion behaviour while still telling an engaging and character-driven story....

3 May 2006

New film from Oscar nominated SA director opens in April

Number 10, the new feature film from Oscar-nominated director Darrell Roodt, opens countrywide on 7 April. A romantic drama, the film tells the story of a provincial rugby player as he strives to earn a place on the national team. In the lead is South Africa's golden boy Colin Moss.

1 Mar 2006

Paradise Now back on circuit

Paradise Now, which has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language category, will be brought back to Durban screens by popular demand. The film will be re-released at NuMetro Pavilion from Friday 10 February and the current run at cinemas Rosebank Nouveau, Cavendish Nouveau, V...

1 Feb 2006

Tsotsi makes the Bafta list

Tsotsi, the film adaptation of Athol Fugard's novel and South Africa's official submission to the Academy Awards this year, has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards. The film has been nominated in the category Film Not in the English Language and is the first SA feature film ever...

22 Jan 2006

Get SA's latest movie online

The short film "Alive in Jo Burg" directed by SA born Neill Blomkamp and produced by Simon Hansen/Sharlto Copley - producer/directors of South Africa's most popular short film of all time, the Space Shuttle Landing in Cape Town - can be viewed at...

8 Jan 2006

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