Cape Town International Film Market: Couch Conversation Series

In Conversation with: Sharlto Copley, Jack Parow, Aron Warner, Mike Auret, Schalk Burger, Josie Borain and more. The Cape Town International Film Market will take place from October 18th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront. Unlike any other film industry event in the country, the Cape Town Film Market will be a … [Read more]

Durban Film Studio Set for Action

AFTER almost 15 years of waiting, Durban film-maker Anant Singh has been given the go-ahead to get rolling with his studio, the eThekwini Film City. The eThekwini Municipality has given Singh the green light to erect the R7billion project on the old Natal Command site, in spite of the SA National Defence Force owning a … [Read more]

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Capetonian Dewald Brand Wins 2017 Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge

Stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe, come to life during the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017, courtesy of Cape Union Mart. South African audiences are also treated to the screening of an additional five-minute film: … [Read more]

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IBC2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year

In its 50th anniversary, IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, marking a record attendance of 57,669 across the six day event. Visitors from across the expanding media ecosystem had the opportunity to learn about the opportunities offered by technologies – including social media TV, OTT, VR, AR, Cloud, IP, Bots and 5G … [Read more]

Exclusive Release of “I Am Not Your Negro” In South African Cinemas

African Screen Network is proud to announce the exclusive release at Cape Town’s The Labia and Johannesburg’s The Bioscope of Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s acclaimed, multi-award winning, Oscar nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” from the 6th of October. Credited as ‘written by James Baldwin” this urgently resonant, insightful and unmissable film is a … [Read more]

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Razzia nominated for Oscars

Two years after having one of his films banned in his home country of Morrocco, Nabil Ayouch is back with his latest film. Mr. Ayouchs’s film, Much Loved, was selected to screen at Cannes but never saw the light of day in his home country. This has not deterred Mr. Ayouch as Razzia, his latest … [Read more]

Science and Creativity Reign at IBC2017 Awards

LONDON – 18th September 2017: IBC announced the winners of the IBC2017 Awards. The inspiring video from Dolby Laboratories – one of the highlights of the IBC2017 Awards Ceremony – talked about “the tireless pursuit of science and creativity” and this theme was carried through the whole of the evening. Dolby was the worthy recipient of … [Read more]

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Season three of Mr Robot is hitting Showmax first in October

The third season of Mr Robot premieres on Showmax first across Africa on Thursday, 12 October 2017, with fresh episodes launching weekly within 24 hours of their broadcast in the US. Mr Robot stars Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek as Elliot, a troubled hacker at the center of the cyberwar between the conglomerate E Corp and fsociety, a group of hacktivists led by Mr Robot, an anarchist played by Christian Slater. … [Read more]

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Rare & Pioneering African Animation Shines in UK Film Tour

Five of the UK’s leading festivals of world cinema will bring a touring show of rare, forgotten and sometimes suppressed pioneering African films to audiences across the country. Featuring in the “Africa’s Lost Classics” program will be several animated pieces which helped lay the foundation of the continent’s growing industry. In all, the lineup includes … [Read more]

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What If Cape Town Becomes the Cannes of Africa

Imaginative stories start with a “what if” moment – a proposition that propels the viewer into the perspective of the hero of the story. This is true of movies, and, in many ways, this is paralleled in truly creative business ventures. Such is the case of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) … [Read more]


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