During the 25th edition of international co-production market CineMart, South African public broadcaster SABC, South Africa’s national funding body NFVF (National Film & Video Foundation) and international development centre Binger Filmlab will launch The Commandments; a ground breaking feature film and single play project spotlighting the new generation of South African filmmakers.
On Monday 28 January at 5 pm this unique project will be officially launched by the directors, producers and project partners, who are currently creating this collection of 10 films (5 feature films and 5 single plays) exploring the codes and rules which govern a culture and society. All projects are officially selected for CineMart 2008. The Commandments launch will be hosted by Sandra den Hamer, director of the Netherlands Filmmuseum in Amsterdam.
The Commandments project has secured the very best of South African writers, directors and producers currently working at building a new national cinema.
The talent assembled has been nominated and awarded worldwide and their previous work has been selected and screened at every major festival around the world. The Commandments filmmakers are:
Gilli Apter, Joseph
Matthew A. Brown, Flawed Life
Noziswe Ginindza, Marula Tree
Tristan Holmes, Hidden Garden
Norman Maake, Blood Down Claim Street
Teddy Mattera, Gees
Jean & Zinaid Meeran, Gazelle911
Akiedah Mohamed, Belly Dancing and the Art of Catching Stars on Water
Nicky Newman, Lucky Lady
Busi Ntintili & Khalo Matabane, Road to Khumbula
Launch date: The Commandments, Monday January 29, 5 pm
Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen at CineMart 2008