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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SA’s First Township Film Academy Takes Off

Beginning classes in September this year, the Leaders in Motion Academy (LIMA) will bring the different facets of creative entrepreneurship into the Eersterust township with a single offering. Eersterust is an industrial township in Pretoria East lying between Mamelodi and Silverton. It is still home to a large number of the city’s coloured population after … [Read more]

South Africans Want Better TVs for Netflix

The South African TV market is thriving thanks to the increased availability of high-quality content through streaming services. This is according to Samsung South Africa Chief Marketing Officer Justin Hume, who said that the local TV industry is seeing consistent growth across multiple segments. He said that a few years ago, smart TVs and high-end … [Read more]

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive: How it works

In a quest to promote filmmaking in South Africa, the department of trade and industry has a come up with a set of financial incentives, to encourage production in the country. One of these incentives is titled: South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive. It exists alongside the Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production incentive, designed to … [Read more]

What to Expect at Jozi Film Festival 2018

The seventh annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) will take place from 27 to 30 September 2018 at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Maboneng and for the first time, at The Olive Tree Theatre in Marlboro. JFF is Johannesburg’s longest-running independent multi-genre film festival, screening both local and international films in the City of Gold. Small … [Read more]

The Callsheet Issue 08
The Callsheet Issue 08

The Callsheet Issue 08 is brought to you by Film & Event Media. This month we explore South Africans that shined at Cannes Lions, the world of gear rental, the life of a storyboard artist, and Ethiopia as a location for film, TV, stills and commercials.

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