Tag: South Africa

South African film industry loses a legend, award winning Producer and Director – Junaid Ahmed

South African film industry loses a legend, award winning Producer and Director – Junaid Ahmed

[ 0 ] November 2, 2016 |

Johannesburg South Africa: 01 November 2016 – It is with a heavy heart that the Independent Producers Organisation announces the passing of its Executive Member, Award-winning Producer/Director Junaid Ahmed, age 57. Junaid Ahmed worked his way up the ranks, he was a man who passionately loved the South African film industry. He hailed from Durban, […]

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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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Young African mzungu filmmakers go to Cannes film festival market with a 50K ZAR budget film

Young African mzungu filmmakers go to Cannes film festival market with a 50K ZAR budget film

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

Howard James Fyvie is impressively passionate about making movies. This comes across in the very descript and insightful response to our questions. Fyvie and filmmaking partner Greg Kriek on Last One’s Out, made the feature film with a measly budget of 50 000 ZAR. Last One’s Out was invited in 2015 to be part of South Africa’s […]

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Local film wins best cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York

Local film wins best cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

Multi-award winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature film Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped Best Director at the Luxor African Film Festival. “This is an amazing accolade and we are really thrilled […]

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Tom Odell’s brand new music video shot in Cape Town

Tom Odell’s brand new music video shot in Cape Town

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016 |

Discovered by Lily Allen and signed to her record label “In The Name Of” (an imprint of Columbia records), Tom Odell mentions in an interview with the Daily Mail “By chance a friend of Lily Allen came to one of his first London gigs in December 2011. Allen came to the next and started telling people […]

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Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

[ 0 ] March 29, 2016 |

The much-anticipated hybrid feature documentary, ALISON, comes to the big screen in South Africa on 12 August 2016, for Women’s Month. In December 1994, two men raped, stabbed and disemboweled Alison Botha after they abducted her from outside her home in Port Elizabeth. Against all odds, Alison defied death – and she also denied her attackers the satisfaction of […]

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South Africa – Box office hit “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” doing well on local cinema circuit

South Africa – Box office hit “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” doing well on local cinema circuit

[ 0 ] March 14, 2016 |

South African feature film “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” directed by Thabang Moleya, had been well received among film enthusiasts, silencing critics and grossing R2 371 782 in box office receipts opening weekend. Based on the award winning novel by Cynthia Jele, the cast includes Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman and Mmbatho Montsho as lead actress, exploring the […]

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Gripping drama “Tip-ex” to debut at 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Gripping drama “Tip-ex” to debut at 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival

[ 0 ] March 2, 2016 |

“Tip-ex” the gripping drama written, directed and performed by Lauren Hannie will make its official debut at the 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival 11 – 19 March 2016, hosted at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. The show by Hannie, tells the story about a woman, Katie Williams, who through music and storytelling allows the audience […]

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Behind the scenes at SA Menswear Fashion Week 2016 through the lens of Sarah Keogh

Behind the scenes at SA Menswear Fashion Week 2016 through the lens of Sarah Keogh

[ 0 ] February 25, 2016 |

South African Menswear Fashion Week is regarded as one of Africa’s most prestigious menswear fashion platforms, with a vision of promoting South African designers locally and internationally.  This years fashion showcase took place at the Cape Town Stadium from 3 – 6 February 2016, presenting South Africa’s top menswear designers to local and international fashion […]

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South Africa: National Film and Video Foundation internship opportunities 2016

South Africa: National Film and Video Foundation internship opportunities 2016

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

The South African National Film and Video Foundation an agency of The Department of Arts and Culture, have officially announced their internship opportunities for 2016! Individuals interested in building a career in the South African film industry are encouraged to apply for the respective internship opportunities listed  below. Film and TV Producing  Script Writing  Animation […]

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