7Films’ SJ Myeza Wins Young Guns Creative Choice Award

In addition to celebrating the full class of 32 winners at the ceremony that was held on Thursday, 16 November 2017, in New York, The One Club for Creativity revealed two additional special awards recognising the best of the best of young creatives age 30 and under. © Nina van Rensburg of 7Films’ Facebook   South … [Read more]

SJ Myeza
SAE Institute Launches Film Production Scholarship

Internationally accredited SAE Institute in Cape Town has announced its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interested in learning film production at its campus in Woodstock. © Luis Molinero Martinez – The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the full tuition fees for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Film Production at the SAE … [Read more]

Trophy review – Stomach-Turning Doc Takes Aim at Big-Game Hunters

Trophy is a documentary about the highly commodified and macabre ultra-luxury sport of “canned” trophy hunting, in which legally restricted big-game hunting events in various African countries are auctioned off for colossal sums to rich people, often from the United States. These smug types want to play at being the great white hunter but have … [Read more]

Uphill Battle: Can Mudbound Change The White Face of War Films?

If you go by the movies, the world wars look to have been fought and won by white people – although history begs to differ. Now, Netflix’s Mudbound is challenging this perception. Over there I was a liberator. People lined up in the streets waiting for us, throwing flowers and cheering. And here I’m just … [Read more]

Julia Anastasopoulos Plays Bridezilla in First Showmax Original

Showmax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali’s Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY). Premiering on 14 December 2017, Tali’s Wedding Diary follows a self-obsessed Sandton princess (Julia) who’s moved to Cape Town and is filming the build-up to her wedding to her property-agent fiance Darren (Anton Taylor, star of the popular web series Jozi Shore and the award-winning short Money, Keys, Phone). “Tali and Suzelle are very different characters,” … [Read more]

Julia Anastasopoulos
Africans in China Tell Their Own Stories

“Africans in Yiwu” is about the lives of 20 Africans in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province. All manner of stories are often told about the situation of Africans in China, largely based on hearsay or unverified information. In order to let Africans in China tell their own stories, two lecturers from Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, … [Read more]

Africans in Yiwu
Lara Lipschitz Wins Best Actress at New York Web Fest

South African actress and producer Lara Lipschitz on Saturday night scooped the Best Actress award for her role in the web series Chin Up at New York’s premier web series festival. Digital film enthusiasts‚ creators and actors from New York and around the world gathered at the NYC Web Fest this week to share their … [Read more]

The Train of Salt and Sugar Wins at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival

The story of an epic train journey across war-torn Mozambique by a Brazilian director has been awarded the top prize at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival. “The Train of Salt and Sugar” by Licinio Azevedo, a Brazilian who lives in the African country, received the Tanit d’Or as the festival wrapped up on Saturday. Like a … [Read more]

The Train of Salt and Sugar
Martin Scorsese Leads Effort to Save Lost African Cinema

Through the night, for many nights, Martin Scorsese sat ensconced in an edit suite. It was 1981 and the director was in post-production for “The King of Comedy,” his dark satire of the stand-up circuit. As he worked, a TV in the background pulsed with the sounds of Nass El Ghiwane, a Moroccan band and … [Read more]

Women Dominate Wavescape Festival Lineup

The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an expanded lineup of ocean-conscious events in 2017, from Monday, 20 November to 10 December. Wavescape will showcase the talents of scientists, artists, photographers and activists who add a feminine voice to a growing chorus by some South Africa’s most talented creative … [Read more]


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