The documentary genre aims to pursue the truth about its subject matter but often gives rise to situations in which the filmmaker might be forced to cross an ethical line to tell the story.
Select Ster-Kinekor theatres will be screening a series of entertaining and electrifying concerts in high definition this spring, including concerts by Faithless, Kylie Minogue, Peter Gabriel and André Rieu.
LINDA KRIGER writes…A feature film about the tragic life of iconic South African poet Ingrid Jonker had its South African premiere at the recent Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).
The First Wednesday Film Club (FWFC) at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg will screen Djo Tunda Wa Munga’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) / French / Belgian co-production Viva Riva! on 7 September at 7.30pm.
The Cape Film Commission (CFC) announced its intention to embark on a major push to grow the province’s film industry in a press statement released following the body’s Annual General Meeting on Friday 26 August.
One of South Africa’s most respected animators, Jacquie Trowell, is set to spread her wings and move to Melbourne, Australia.
Currently on release locally, The Bang Bang Club tells the story of a team of South African photographers who became known during apartheid as The Bang Bang Club.
On 18 August the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) presented the proposed South African Film Criteria to film bodies and independent filmmakers in Cape Town.
Director Dean Leslie and cameraman Grant Appleton of The African Attachment have spent the last three years filming Wandering Fever, about Ryan Sandes’ build-up to the Leadville 100.
LINDA KRIGE writes… The traditional model of film distribution is fast making way for a hybrid model that allows independent filmmakers more control over the destiny of their movies.
African Cats is the first film to be launched under The Walt Disney Company’s new brand, Disneynature, which aims to develop films that have real-life nature and wildlife at their core, as well as captivating storytelling for the big screen.
LINDA KRIGE wrtites…First time feature director Charlie Vundla had two ideas for his debut film: a modern day film noir set in Johannesburg, or a hostage drama shot in only one location.
The closing date for proposals for slate funding from the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has been extended.
Women working in the film industry are invited to participate in a dialogue to discuss a road map for the empowerment of women in the sector.
A new feature-length documentary that tells the story of the multi-racial punk music movement in three southern African countries recently premiered at the Durban International Film Festival.
Casting Me is a new South African comedy and is Chasing Migade Production’s first feature film.
UIP will release the new South African film, Skeem, in October. Directed by the award-winning Tim Greene (Boy Called Twist, Tsha Tsha, The Lab), Skeem is described as a fast-paced action comedy in the tradition of Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
The Early Bird discounted registration fee for the People To People International Documentary Conference (P2P), which runs at Johannesburg’s Atlas Sutdios from 12 to 14 September, ends on Friday 26 August.
The Good Pitch, the brainchild of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program that brings the makers of social justice films together with leading NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media, is holding its African premiere in Johannesburg on 13 September.