Category: Film Festivals

South African Triggerfish Animation Studios wins the Oscars of animation – Le Cristal Award at Annecy Animation Festival

South African Triggerfish Animation Studios wins the Oscars of animation – Le Cristal Award at Annecy Animation Festival

[ 0 ] June 22, 2016 |

Triggerfish Animation Studios based in Cape Town, South Africa – is a film and entertainment company that is capturing the world’s attention. Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest says, “…it’s exciting times for African animation.”  Stick Man Triggerfish’s’ collaboration with Magic Light Pictures, has won Le Cristal at Annecy, the top prize for a TV production at the world’s […]

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Beirut International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

Beirut International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016 |

Lebanon’s oldest and most prestigious film festival, the Beirut International Film Festival takes place on the 5 – 13 October 2016. The annual festival celebrating its 16th edition has become known as a “Directors festival”, providing local and international filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work to the world. With a vision to promote young Lebanese […]

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Uganda – Pearl International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

Uganda – Pearl International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

[ 0 ] February 24, 2016 |

The Pearl International Film Festival (PIFF) founded by local film distributors Moses Magezi and Usama Mukwaya in 2011, is an annual film festival held in Kampala, Uganda, touted as one of the biggest events on the Ugandan film calendar. The Pearl International Film Festival runs over 1 week taking place at the National Theatre, concluding […]

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Mzansi Women Film Festival 2016 – call for film submissions

Mzansi Women Film Festival 2016 – call for film submissions

[ 0 ] February 18, 2016 |

MZANSI WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL has opened its call for film submissions of its 3rd edition, closing date 31 May 2016. Festival will be hosted in Johannesburg in August as part of Women’s Month celebration. Festival’s focus is to screen films by and about Women. Submit your: Features, Short Films, Documentaries, and Animations to admin@mwfilmfestival.com In partnership […]

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Kenya celebrates debut short film festival

Kenya celebrates debut short film festival

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

The Machakos Entertainment Centre for Film, Media, Music and Arts (MACHAWOOD), celebrated the success of Kenya’s first short film festival, the Machakos Film Festival that took place on the 12 December 2015. The entertainment centre started by Dr Alfred Mutua, Governor of Machakos County, was established to harness and create world class entertainment from Kenya.  After […]

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Flats Festival of Film celebrates debut film festival

Flats Festival of Film celebrates debut film festival

[ 0 ] October 26, 2015 |

The Flats Festival of Film celebrated its debut film festival on the 22 October 2015, transforming public spaces into screening venues on the Cape Flats, which also included a screening at Cape Town City Central Library. The festival running from the  22 – 25 October 2015, focused on films that highlighted serious social issues, screening […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016, film submissions now open

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016, film submissions now open

[ 0 ] August 14, 2015 |

  The inaugural Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF), Melbourne’s only distinct documentary film festival, with a mission to discover and promote independent Australian documentaries, runs from the  9 – 11 July 2016. The MDFF will feature independent and innovative documentaries from around the world, from short to feature length, award winning films. To add to the […]

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Ayanda South African Feature Film Wins Coveted Jury Award At Los Angeles Film Festival

Ayanda South African Feature Film Wins Coveted Jury Award At Los Angeles Film Festival

[ 1 ] July 2, 2015 |

Ayanda, the new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher and produced by Terry Pheto, Busi Sizani and Robbie Thorpe was awarded a “special mention” by the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) Jury when the 2015 festival winners were announced, following its screening in the World Fiction Competition. Ayanda had its world premiere in Los […]

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South Africa Brazil Co-production Forum – Filmmakers Apply Today

South Africa Brazil Co-production Forum – Filmmakers Apply Today

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

The NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, hereby invites South African filmmakers to apply for the South Africa-Brazil Co-production Forum to be held at the Durban Film Mart during the Durban International Film Festival which takes place from the 16th until the 26th July 2015. This initiative is in recognition of […]

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Best International and Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2015

Best International and Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2015

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

The Shore Break has won the Backsberg Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film, while Virunga was voted Best International Film.  Best South African Film: The Shore Break Directed by Ryley Grunenwald, The Shore Break is the disturbing story of two Pondo cousins on opposing sides of the Xolobeni Wild Coast mining […]

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