Ghana to Submit Film for 2018 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved a 14-member committee to select a film to represent Ghana at the 90th Oscars which will run in 2018. Following the guidelines of the Academy, the committee is tasked to select from open submissions one film to be the official film from Ghana at the … [Read more]

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The state of SA’s film industry

We sat down with the National Film and Video Foundation’s CEO, Zama Mkosi, to discuss the state of SA’s film industry and the importance of nurturing young talent. South Africa’s film industry has been on the up over the past couple of years, with movies such as Tell Me Sweet Something, Ayanda and Kalushi to … [Read more]

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‘Made in Africa’ content from DISCOP Jhb

Organisers are launching a new initiative to put film and televised content from sub-Saharan Africa front and centre during DISCOP Johannesburg 2017, taking place from October 25 – 27, 2017, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng, South Africa. Basic Lead, the organisers of the DISCOP film and television content markets and co-production forum, have unveiled … [Read more]

Awards Eggstacy

Egg directors have been racking up accolades recently at the One Show, D&AD & Webbys internationally and South African Music Awards (SAMAs) locally. At The One Show, Terence Neale won a Silver Craft Pencil for music on adidas Originals Your Future Is Not Mine with RSA/Johannes Leonardo; Jason Fialkov won South Africa’s only Merit in … [Read more]

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Submissions are now open for South African Horrorfest Film Festival

The 13th year of the premiere horror festival is South Africa is headed our way this fall. It was announced today that submissions are officially open for films. Horrorfest has been at the forefront of bringing exciting titles to their region and this upcoming festival would be no different. The first deadline is earlier next … [Read more]


NEW YORK – Daniel Radcliffe is due to head to South Africa next year to take on his latest film role. The Harry Potter star will play former political prisoner Tim Jenkin, in a movie based on Jenkin’s autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison. Escape From Pretoria is just one of the film titles … [Read more]

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Encounters Africa announces its 2017 film line-up

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival’s line-up consists of over 60 acclaimed films and takes place from Thursday, 1 June to Sunday, 11 June at the Labia, the Nouveau V&A Waterfront, and Bertha Movie House, Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha in Cape Town. It will also take place at the Bioscope and the Nouveau Rosebank in … [Read more]

Encounters Line Up
19th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

Eyes on the prize! A second opinion is a useful thing and Encounters, in partnership with the South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) and the Refinery Cape Town, have invited the filmmakers from Not in My Neighbourhood (Dir. Kurt Orderson & Editor Chris Kets), The Sound of Masks (Dir. Sara Gouveia & Editor Khalid Shamis) … [Read more]

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Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Dan Mace, last year’s CFP-e/Shots Young Directors Awards winner from Africa, has joined Egg Films and hit the ground running, going straight into a YouTube campaign with producer Vjorn du Toit.   “We’re fired up about Dan joining us,” says Colin Howard, Egg Films’ managing director. “It feels like an opportunity to give marketers access … [Read more]

Dan Mace joins Egg Films
Local film, Vaya, scores multiple nominations at Africa Movie Academy Awards

Johannesburg – “I was really shocked. I got the news late at night and I’ve been smiling ever since,” said filmmaker Akin Omotoso this week when City Press asked how he was feeling about his latest film, Vaya, scooping 11 nominations in all the top categories of the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaas) – … [Read more]


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