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Crowdfunding campaign to save independent SA cinema
The Labia Theatre in Cape Town, the oldest independent art-house cinema in South Africa, has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to fund well- needed cinema upgrades and a migration to digita...Read more

NEW MEDIA - MOBILE TV DSTV

Transmedia Lab workshop set to educate at DFM
Transmedia is a new approach to storytelling where filmmakers use an array of different media platforms to create and develop......Read more

RADIO

DRM goes local
The huge innovation that Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) brings to radio broadcasting is that Short Wave (SW) and Medium Wave (MW) broadcasts can now be heard in FM-like sound quality......Read more

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Durban FilmMart awards African filmmakers
The Durban FilmMart (DFM), which ran from 18 to 21 July in at the Elangeni hotel in Durban alongside the Durban International Film Festival, has awarded a number of promising African filmmakers wi...Read more

TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

ANIMATION & GRAPHICS

South Africa participates at international animation festival
The South African delegation which attended the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF) in France from 9 to 14 June, reports that there is growing international interest in content be...Read more

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Low-bandwidth mobile streaming app opens up distribution possibilities
“If content is king, then distribution is queen,” says Pierre van der Hoven, founder and CEO of Tuluntulu, the recently launched low-bandwidth mobile streaming platform......Read more

STORAGE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Storage: The cost of preserving the future
As data usage continues to grow exponentially, IT managers will need to orchestrate multiple kinds of storage — including flash, hard disk, tape and cloud — in a way that not only optimises capac...Read more

CAMERAS & ACCESSORIES Sony

DJI presents 3-axis handheld gimbal
DJI, a company which traditionally produces advanced aerial system technology, has developed the DJI Ronin, a 3-axis handheld gimbal which makes use of cutting edge camera stabilization technology...Read more

SATELLITE & TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY Sony

SES launches first free-to-air digital TV platform in West Africa
SES , a satellite operator which provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmenta...Read more

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBC
The “PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight”, the latest professional lighting fixture by UK specialists Photon Beard, will make its European debut at IBC 2014......Read more

DISPLAYS & MONITORS

All in one monitor, recorder and playback deck
The Odyssey7Q is a professional 7.7” OLED monitor and recorder produced by Convergent Design, a US-based company which manufactures recorders and monitors designed for the film and television indu...Read more

BROADBAND & IT

AfricaCom Awards call for entries
The 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which highlights innovations and celebrates the most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa, takes place from 11 to 13 November 20...Read more
Impressions of DIFF and DFM 2014
As the 5th Durban Film Mart progressed over the past weekend one thing that kept coming up was the question of distribution......Read more
Recovering our independent spirit
The visual storytelling industry is perhaps more democratic and open in nature today than it has ever been – perhaps particularly in Africa and perhaps to a fault......Read more

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Tendeka Matatu on his forthcoming film about South Africa's corrupt police chief Jackie Selebi
Producer Tendeka Matatu, Ten10 Films talks about Cold Harbour, a film he produced about police corruption in Cape Town, to be released in July...
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Cold Harbour trailer
Cold Harbour is a South African action thriller directed by Carey McKenzie and produced by Ten 10 Films...
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Love The One You Love trailer
Love The One You Love is a feature film directed by Jenna Cato Bass which tells the parallel stories of individuals...
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State of Black Cinema Episode: Universal Storytelling Clip
Kevin Sampson, creator of the entertainment website Picture Lock discusses the need for filmmakers to focus on creating more films featuring the black e
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