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Inxeba The Wound Given X Rating

In a shocking turn of events, critically-acclaimed film Inxeba’s classification has been raised from 16LS to X18. Just weeks after its nationwide release in cinemas on 2 February, Inxeba (The Wound) has received its fair share of strife, with cultural and religious leaders boycotting the film and calling for its removal from cinemas. Now, it … [Read more]



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Bold New Look for Loeries 2018

The 2018 Loeries are opening with a bold new look to celebrate 40 years of rewarding creativity. The entry deadline for all work across Africa and the Middle East is 15 May, and all work must flight before 31 May. “We’re expecting more than 3 000 entries this year, with at least 20% of those coming from … [Read more]



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LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL STARS OF ANIMATION LINE UP FOR CTIAF 2018

Proudly presented by Animation SA, the seventh Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) takes place from 2 to 4 March 2018 at the River Club in Observatory. With something for all ages, the Festival presents the best of local and international films by award-winning animators, as well as providing a unique platform to engage with … [Read more]



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FEBRUARY INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT: COMMERCIAL SERVICE

CPA’S BOBBY AMM ON SA’S FILM SERVICE SECTOR The past 12 months have brought changes and disruption across multiple platforms in the SA film service industry. In a December write up for MarkLives, Bobby Amm, Chief Executive of the Commercial Producers Association, highlights the important topics: 1. Budget Versus Expenses With SA’s trying economic times, … [Read more]



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BRUCE MACDONALD ON SAMSON

International film producer and distributor Pure Flix brought their latest film, Samson, to South Africa. We speak to director Bruce Macdonald about the experience. In a monumental move, an international production has used the expertise of locals in a deeper way than ever before. This comes the form of Bruce Macdonald as director in last year’s … [Read more]



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CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ANIMATION SECTOR

Animation has never been an easy industry to break into, but today, the future looks brighter and more exciting than ever. Kim Crowie speaks to the experts. South African animators have consistently pulled rabbits out of hats proverbially speaking – growing their abilities along with their output with each new production. 2018 has been no … [Read more]



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SA STUDIOS’ EXCELLENT SOUND

Where would we be without the carefully crafted sound design, Foley, ADR and audio post-production that local sound studios are able to offer? Kim Crowie explores. The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie. This astute quote by George Lucas rings true for every facet of motion picture production – not … [Read more]



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Fourteen SAFTA Nominations for Penguin Films & Paw Paw Films

The award-winning film company, Penguin Films, and its sister company, Paw Paw Films, have just scooped up fourteen nominations for the 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). Acclaimed directors and creative producers, Roberta Durrant and Mandilakhe Yengo, are thrilled with the nominations and would like to congratulate the wonderful cast and crew … [Read more]



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Realness Residency Announces Winners & Partnership with Toronto Film Fest

Realness Residency is a Pan-African screenwriting initiative. Itzis seeking diversity in contemporary African perspectives, encouraging risk-taking, originality and authenticity. This ethos has been demonstrated once more by the success of alumnus Luck Razanajaona (Madagascar) at CineMart in Rotterdam where his Realness project Disco Afrika won the Wouter Barendrecht Award of €5,000 given to a director … [Read more]



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Three Ways That Media Companies Can Deliver Better Mobile Video Content

The digital world has turned the broadcasting industry upside down. Media companies need to deliver the best individualized experience to every consumer, in the moment and all the time. Yet, customer expectations are far ahead of delivery. So far ahead, in fact, that broadcasters need to completely reinvent themselves as digital video consumption has gone … [Read more]



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