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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The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) today released findings of their second Economic Impact Assessment study which reveals the industry’s economic contribution to the country’s GDP over a four-year period. The study, conducted by Urban Econ in the 2016/17 financial year, identifies and quantifies the economic impact of the film and television industry between … [Read more]
‘I grew up watching sci-fi films and‚ of course‚ my heritage is Xhosa. If I reflect on Xhosa and African culture there is a lot of potential sci-fi elements that I could draw from’. A Xhosa Sci-fi film based in the future is set to wow audiences in China this week when it opens the … [Read more]
In what is likely a first for South Africa, an international film festival will use a township tavern as one of its screening venues, and a local prison as another. Newly appointed manager of the 38th Durban International Film Festival, Chipo Zhou, said as part of its outreach programme the festival will run a one … [Read more]
The film and television industry in South Africa no longer solely wants to be seen as an entertainment provider. The results released by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa of a recent study commissioned into the economic impact of the film and television industry in the country, shows that since the first … [Read more]