Videovision Entertainment, South Africa’s premier film and distribution company, will attend the Durban FilmMart (DFM) from 18 to 21 July at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel in Durban, to present their esteemed R75, 000 distribution prize to the Best South African Film Project.
Videovision Entertainment, headed by well-known producer Anant Singh, is a Durban based company celebrating 25 successful years in the film industry. Specializing in an array of operations, Videovision Entertainment is renowned for their work in South Africa as a leading film and television production and distribution to media, live entertainment and film studios.
With each passing year, the ties strengthen between Videovision Entertainment and DFM; Africa’s leading co-production and finance markets for filmmakers in Africa. This year not only marks the 5th edition of the DFM, it also commemorates this loyal four year partnership; “Our association with DFM aligns itself to our company’s vision of providing a platform for the South African film industry both locally and abroad,’ says Videovision Entertainment’s Head of Communication and Media Nilesh Singh.
Attending this year’s Durban FilmMart, is CEO Anant Singh, Director of distribution and acquisition Sanjeev Singh, Financial Manager Robert Naidoo, Head of Communications and Media Nilesh Singh and Editor Sigeshan Reddy.
Videovision Entertainment sponsor’s a prize each year for the DFM; Five Fingers for Marseilles produced by Sean Drummond and Michael Matthews, were last year’s recipients of the Videovision Entertainment distribution prize. This award will assist them in ensuring release and distribution throughout South Africa once the film is completed early next year. Matthews will use the prize money to develop top quality marketing material, including behind the scenes, featurettes, artwork and online social marketing.
This year, Videovision Entertainment intends to sponsor the same opportunity to a film project at the 2014 DFM with R75 000 worth of distribution assistance. “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Best South African Film Project. The objective of our sponsorship is to help nurture upcoming filmmakers and support them in having their films distributed in South Africa,’ says Nilesh Singh.
Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty says, “Partnerships are crucial to achieving DFM’s goals and objectives. The Videovision award presents these filmmakers with an incredible opportunity to break into the market place with the backing and support of one of South Africa’s longest running distribution companies. We are truly appreciative of Videovision’s consistent and generous support in promoting African cinema.’