Welcome to the Callsheet, Africa’s leading film industry magazine. It is an award-winning monthly trade publication which covers the commercials, features, stills, television, and digital markets. The Callsheet is a resource for the local industry and international industry players. Film & Event Media won the Imbongi Award in 2010 for marketing South Africa’s Cape Town and Western Cape film industry. In recent years, The Callsheet has expanded to cover the entire continent of Africa.

Founded in 2003, Film & Event Media produces business-to-business publications, and acts as an online media hub for the film and events industries. Our monthlies and annuals include: The Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa (FMG) – a yearly showcase of the SA film industry targeted at an international market; the Event – a monthly that covers the thriving African events and exhibitions industry; the Callsheet – a monthly about the African film industry that covers commercials, film, technology, documentaries and more. Film & Event Media also publish The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa (EPG) – Africa’s leading business-events industry annual publication.

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Queen of Katwe Bags Two AMAAs

Queen of Katwe scooped two awards at the 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy awards (AMAAs), held Saturday night at Eko hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The film set and partly shot in the Kampala slum of Katwe is about Phiona Mutesi and how playing chess brought her and her family out of poverty and … [Read more]

The queer Xhosa film rocking Durban

The film that’s really getting the 38th annual Durban International Film Festival talking is the African premiere of a frank and beautiful gay Xhosa initiation love story called Inxeba (The Wound), which explores masculinity and tradition – but is made by a white director. Here’s what five pan-African reviewers at the festival, on the Talents … [Read more]

Filmmakers get R100m boon

The Department of Trade and Industry will have provided R100 million for the support of emerging black filmmakers by early next year. This was announced by Nelly Molokoane, director of film production at a workshop at the Durban International Film Festival. The workshop was directed at emerging film producers who needed help accessing funding. The South … [Read more]

Local film’s feminism

A Woodstock-born filmmaker has a future shining brighter as she has landed herself a gig on a Smirnoff campaign titled Change Makers. Through the campaign 23-year-old Jabu Newman is celebrated for her role in trying to make a difference in the community through her film work that highlights the intersectional feminism in democratic South Africa. … [Read more]

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Callsheet Issue 7

The Callsheet Issue 7 explores the outer reaches of aerial cinematography and how the sector is regulated. We also dig into the meaty programme Durban FilmMart has to offer this year, with a stellar lineup of speakers. Brought to you by Film & Event Media.

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