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Dalene Matthee Novel to Hit Big Screen

The popular novel, TOORBOS, written by award-winning author Dalene Matthee, will soon come to life on the big screen, with renowned producer, André Scholtz, heading up this esteemed production. This romantic drama is based on the 2003 bestseller of the same name and forms part of the deceased writer’s arsenal of successful forest novels. It tells the … [Read more]



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SACIA Invests in SA Broadcast Industry

Since 2009, the South African Communication Industries Association (SACIA) has worked hard to uphold its mandate to promote the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practices within the broadcast communications industry across Southern Africa. Executive Director of SACIA, Kevan Jones has been on this journey since its inception. However, Jones insists that the spirit of … [Read more]



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Five Fingers for Marseilles Releases in USA

While South Africans were the first to see the fast-paced action film, Five Fingers for Marseilles will also be released in the USA on 7 September, starting in New York and Los Angeles, before moving to an additional 15 American cities. “We are thrilled to be working with the team that produced the Oscar-winning films Precious and The Paperboy… This … [Read more]



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Local Blockbuster KROTOA Hits Beijing

The acclaimed historical drama, KROTOA, has been invited to attend the eighth Beijing International Film Festival, from 15 to 22 April 2018, to compete for a prestigious Tiantan Award. Winners of this coveted title will be selected from ten categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best … [Read more]



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Doc Shop Playlist 2018 Call for Entries

Hot Docs is an internationally renowned documentary film festival, conference and marketing event that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada, where filmmakers from all walks of life are granted the opportunity to showcase their work and strengthen ties in the ever-expanding documentary community. The Doc Shop, which runs concurrently with the festival is a marketplace … [Read more]



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Revolting Rhymes Wins an Emmy

Revolting Rhymes won the International Emmy Kids Award for Animation at a ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes. This was Revolting Rhymes’ 12th major international award; it had previously won the Cristal at Annecy; Best Animated Special at the Annie Awards; Best One-Off Special at Kidscreen; and Best Animation at the BAFTA Children’s Awards. It was also nominated for an … [Read more]



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Don’t Miss Loeries Raizcorp Creativity Series

Whether you?re an agency entering the Loeries in 2018 or a member of the brand communication industry looking for creative inspiration, you should not miss the Loeries Raizcorp Creativity Series. Award-winning advertising and brand communication is about innovative thinking and outstanding execution. It?s also about relevance; to the audience, the brand, and chosen medium. But … [Read more]



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Cannes 2018 Official Selection

The chosen films for the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Official Selection have been announced! Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed the line-up at a press conference, which was live-streamed on YouTube. More films will be added closer to the festival. The selection includes films by Jean-Luc Godard, Matteo Garrone, Eva Husson,  Spike Lee and Pawel Pawlikowski. The 71st … [Read more]



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Ciclope Africa 2018 Winners

This event marked the first-ever African edition of the Ciclope festival – a leading international awards show which recognises exceptional craft in moving image.   The African festival, which received over 150 submissions across 16 categories, was hosted at Cape Town’s new critically acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art, Zeitz MOCAA. A total of 18 winners … [Read more]



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Five Fingers for Marseilles Smashes Box Office

Michael Matthews’ ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’, starring Vuyo Dabula, made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with more than R500 000 in ticket sales. The film has outperformed past South African favourites in the action/crime/drama genres, with a showing that was 28% stronger than ‘Inumber Number’ (2013), 31% stronger than ‘Jerusalema’ (2008) and 34% … [Read more]



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