Local surf movie produces mix tape

Otelo Burning, the new film by South African director Sara Blecher (Surfing Soweto) is the first in the local film industry to create a mix tape of music both from the film and inspired by its mood and themes, available for free download.

Iranian film director freed

Jafar Panahi, the award-winning Iranian filmmaker who was arrested in Tehran on the grounds of producing an "anti-regime' film in March, has been released on bail. The film in question reportedly concerns 2009’s disputed Iranian elections.

Inaugural Durban FilmMart call for submissions

The first international film co-production market on the African continent will be held in Durban in July 2010. The FilmMart is a joint initiative of the Durban Film Office (DFO) and Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

A Trip Down Memory Lane

For all the film fundis out there, how many of you have seen the films that are screening in the US.

Lifting the lid on a cycle of violence

*War of the Flea is a military term: The guerrilla fights the war of the flea and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with. If the war continues long enough...

Videovision snaps up Toronto films

South African production and distribution company Videovision Entertainment has acquired four films that will screen at the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from 9 to 19 September.

SA’s Copley up for another Hollywood film

Sharlto Copley, star of the hit breakthrough (and Oscar-nominated) South African film District 9, is, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Miners Shot Down: Business as usual?

On 16 August 2012, police armed with 4 000 rounds of live ammunition brutally killed 34 South African miners...

Ster-Kinekor cuts print movie schedules

iAfrica.com reports that Ster-Kinekor Theatres will no longer feature movie schedules in newspapers, but will direct movie-goers to their website, mobi site and Nokia app instead, starting on 8 March.

Local actor stars in World War Z

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: South African actor Fana Mokoena, who has starred in movies such as Hotel Rwanda, Machine Gun Preacher, Black South-Easter and Safe House...
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