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]

Film-makers Get R100m Boon
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]

Jabu Newman
#ThatsNotOkay report: Women are not safe in SA film and TV industry

A new report being prepared by women working in film and television in South Africa has been the talk of the 38th Durban International Film Festival this week. It reveals an industry in crisis, with 78% of women working in film and TV saying they are discriminated against because of their gender. And it gathers … [Read more]

Western Cape Government video from FCB Cape Town goes viral

A video created by FCB Cape Town for the Western Cape Government as part of its #ItCanWait campaign has gone viral and is attracting comments and shares from around the world. A collection of slapstick clips of people walking into objects, falling down stairs and tripping over obstacles while focussing on their phones instead of … [Read more]

FCB Video
NFVF Seeks to Engage More with SA Filmmakers

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is embarking on a new outreach programme to strengthen its relationship with South African filmmakers. “We want to increase the industry’s understanding of our work, and build our own understanding of the challenges faced by filmmakers, so we’re looking at a two-way conversation,” NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi said … [Read more]

Mvotho: The man behind Cape Town’s mobile township cinema

As a youth activist facilitating HIV/Aids programmes for the Treatment Action Campaign in the early 2000s, Mvotho (39) realised early on that the message behind HIV awareness drives were better received and absorbed when presented visually. This got him thinking about the need to create video content. But with no access to equipment, his idea … [Read more]

Unmissable day of creative inspiration at Loeries Seminar

The best creatives in the world inspiring the best creatives in the region,” that’s how Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee, Marketing & Sales Director DStv Media Sales describes the DStv Seminar of Creativity during Loeries Creative Week in Durban on Friday 18 August. Now in its fifth year, the seminar is a highlight of Loeries Creative Week for … [Read more]

Unmissable day of creative inspiration at Loeries Seminar
Mbongeni Ngema’s Asinamali! To Conclude Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

Asinamali! the much-anticipated film by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), one of the biggest festivals of its kind and the longest running film festival in Africa. The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga on Sunday, 23 July. Mbongeni Ngema occupies a unique space in theatre history … [Read more]

Mbongeni Ngemas Asinamali

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