Mpopoma boy, Sunu Gonera, wins award for Khuli Chana video

Mpopoma-born Zimbabwean filmmaker Sunu Gonera continues his ascendancy in South Africa where he recently won an award for directing Khuli Chana’s One Source video during South Africa’s 2017 Bookmarks, that country’s premier digital awards. The latest accolade comes after the music video was nominated for a Metro FM Award and featured on multiple best music … [Read more]

South African film ‘Inxeba’ (The Wound) Hits the Big Screen in France

Following its successful world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and its European premiere as the opening film on the Panorama programme at the 67th Berlinale in Germany, South African film ‘Inxeba’ (The Wound) released theatrically in France yesterday (April 19). A film about the clash between tradition and modernity, ‘Inxeba’ is the first feature … [Read more]

Chris Weston explains how filmmaking techniques can benefit your photography

Wildlife photographer Chris Weston explains how simple filmmaking techniques can help you tell a photographic story. While shooting an assignment about a year after turning professional, I had a light-bulb moment. I was in Tanzania photographing the annual wildebeest migration as it passed across the Grumeti River. It was a slow day and photographic opportunities … [Read more]

Tomb Raider film reboot adds Killjoys star to the cast

A Killjoys star has joined the cast of Norwegian director Roar Uthaug’s (The Wave) Tomb Raider movie reboot. According to Deadline, Hannah John-Kamen (the British actress also has a role on Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One slated for a 2018 release), who plays Dutch, one of the Quad’s most badass bounty hunters on Syfy’s space series … [Read more]

Gareth Cliff talks SXSW and mobile in Africa

Media personality Gareth Cliff recently attended the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW), where he gained some insight into what the tech industry is thinking and where mobile in Africa is heading. The president of CliffCentral spoke to media update’s Adam Wakefield about what went down at the festival, and why Africa is much … [Read more]

Rwanda: Mashariki Film Festival Awards Best Filmmakers

Of the six, two were Rwandans. Emmanuel Harris Munezero’s short film, It Works, scooped the accolade for Best Short Fiction Film, while Habib Kanobana’s film, Football For Peace scooped the accolades for Best Short Documentary. Winning films were grouped under two categories -East African Community (EAC), and Africa (Feature, Short Film, and Documentary). This year’s … [Read more]

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Zambian actress, Josephine Kachiza, wins film festival award

Actress, singer and musician Josephine Kachiza has won the Best Female Performance Award at the Festival International du Film PanAfricain in Cannes for her lead role as Damyna in Damyna The Musical. The first African musical film to be produced in Zambia debuted at the festival in the iconic French film hub on April 8, 2017, … [Read more]

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Hunt on for local entrants for Cannes Young Lions

Cape Town – The search is on for young South African creatives, or “lions”, to enter a competition that will put them in the running to hunt with the international pride in Cannes in July.Cinemark, the official South African representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, said on Thursday it was sponsoring the … [Read more]

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Annecy Bows African Animation Contest With AAN and Discop

Africa’s burgeoning animation scene got a boost this week with the announcement of an ambitious new partnership that will pair rising talents from across the continent with one of the world’s most prestigious animation festivals. The initiative, dubbed Annecy — MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde — will offer a pan-African pitching competition organized by the … [Read more]

European Film Festival returns

The European Film Festival 2017 selection is a mixed pot in terms of film themes, which span from animal rights to family dynamics. THE European Film Festival is back for the fourth time and will be screened at Cinema Nouveau – Gateway from 5 to 14 May. The lineup of films represents 12 countries, including … [Read more]


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