Category: The Film Business

Elements Film Lab – Expanded Talent Focus Programme – Playground Cape Town

Elements Film Lab – Expanded Talent Focus Programme – Playground Cape Town

[ 0 ] September 19, 2016 |

Elements Film Lab is an initiative of the Shnit Expanded Talent Focus Programme for Playground Cape Town in 2016. Over the festival weekend filmmakers will participate in a series of workshops, discussions, conversations and engagements that will further their paths in creating world-class short films. In 2015 the first Elements Film Lab was hosted at […]

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“Forget South Africa and welcome to Kenya”! Riverwood, Africa’s new filming mecca?

“Forget South Africa and welcome to Kenya”! Riverwood, Africa’s new filming mecca?

[ 0 ] February 24, 2016 |

It was not so long ago that we published the article “South Africa, Hollywood’s other studio” and to be honest, it made complete sense, based on the amount of Hollywood productions choosing South Africa as their African destination of choice. Well, South African’s better buckle up after Kenya recently presented new production packages to Hollywood […]

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NFVF Call for Projects – Cannes International Film Festival

NFVF Call for Projects – Cannes International Film Festival

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the Cannes International Film Festival. This year’s festival has been scheduled to run from 11th until the 22nd May 2016. The NFVF is putting together a festival catalogue of […]

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Pan African Film Consortium to host debut World Conference on African film

Pan African Film Consortium to host debut World Conference on African film

[ 0 ] January 30, 2016 |

The Pan African Film Consortium founded by Mykel Ajaere Parish in 2012, will be hosting their debut “World Conference on African Cinema” from the 27- 28 July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. The world conference in partnership with the Rwanda Film Federation will focus on creating sustainable programs to develop and grow the African film industry, by […]

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South African Film Ayanda to Stream on Netflix International

South African Film Ayanda to Stream on Netflix International

[ 0 ] January 20, 2016 |

VIBRANT SA FILM AYANDA TO STREAM ON NETFLIX OVERSEAS AND DSTV BOX OFFICE IN SA South African film Ayanda, which was acquired for distribution in the US, is now available in the US and Canada from on-demand Internet streaming media company Netflix through Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Distribution. This follows the film’s successful US release on […]

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South Africa, Hollywood’s other studio

South Africa, Hollywood’s other studio

[ 2 ] October 14, 2015 |

When you read the headline to this article you thought “bold statement”, right? Well, as it stands geographically and financially, South Africa is well positioned as an attractive international destination. There are multiple reasons for this, some of which are the affordable production packages being offered by South African film studios and the nations magnificent landscapes […]

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Triggerfish Animation Studios call for African Writers and Directors, with launch of new Story Lab

Triggerfish Animation Studios call for African Writers and Directors, with launch of new Story Lab

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

From the creators of South Africa’s first animated feature film that went on to be the highest earning South African film in 30 years,  for “Adventures in Zambezia” (2012), now Cape Town based Triggerfish Animation Studios and Disney want you to create Africa’s next animation blockbuster! After receiving global praise for their first two animated […]

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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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NFVF Fiction Slate Funding Call for Proposals 2015

NFVF Fiction Slate Funding Call for Proposals 2015

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, invites all eligible production companies to respond to the Call for Proposals for Fiction Slate Funding. Over the past seven years the NFVF has awarded slate funds to seven production companies with specific developmental and sustainability objectives. The initiative was […]

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South Africa launches the Cannes SA Film Factory at the Cannes Film Festival

South Africa launches the Cannes SA Film Factory at the Cannes Film Festival

[ 1 ] May 20, 2015 |

Cannes 20 May 2015: Today marks a very important day on the South African filmmaking calendar; the launch of the Cannes South African Film Factory. Zidaka, a South African Production company, in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, and Dominique Welinski and the Cannes Quinzaine, France are opening […]

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