The very best production talent and facilities within the Cape Town and Western Cape film industry will be showcased and recognised at the 2nd Annual Imbongi Awards, which take place on 6 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Hosted by the Cape Film Commission (CFC) and the City of Cape Town, the Imbongi Awards has issued the call for nominations for its 10 award categories and the Chairman’s Award.
According to CFC board chairperson Gary Edwardes, this year’s Imbongi Awards will be special. “We will honor the entire film industry for their contribution in having established Cape Town and the Western Cape as a globally competitive film industry destination.
“The Imbongi Awards underpins Cape Town’s established reputation for production craft by recognising, rewarding and honoring individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in pre-production, production and post-production. We have a high-profile independent judging panel and a stringent judging process to insure the integrity of the awards, which will be audited by Galbraith Rushby Auditors.’
CFC head Laurence Mitchell added: “The film industry has been able to attract a significant amount of productions to Cape Town and the Western Cape which in turn contributed significantly to the growth of the film industry and the economy of the Western Cape. In addition these productions have further contributed to the marketing of Cape Town and the Western Cape as a desirable location and industry for film productions. The Imbongi Awards is thus our way of paying homage to those individuals and companies who have all contributed to this success’.
The nomination process closes on 5 February. The 10 categories are Best Contribution to marketing Cape Town and the Western Cape through film content, Technical Service Provider of the Year, Best Producer/ Production Manager, Best Locations Professional, Excellence in Animation, Excellence in VFX and Post Production, Best Contribution to marketing the Film Industry in Cape Town and the Western Cape, Service Provider of the Year, Best Production Company and Best Contribution to Skills Development and Transformation.
Details of the nomination process and nomination forms can be found on the CFC’s website at www.capefilmcommision.co.za
http://www.capefilmcommision.co.za/ or www.imbongiawards.co.za