SA filmmakers attend MIPCOM


The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) along with the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s EMIA scheme and support from the
Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has facilitated the participation of selected South
African filmmakers at MIPCOM, which takes place in Cannes, France, from 13 to
16 October 2014. MIPCOM is an international market for entertainment content
across all platforms which hosts 13,500 participants, 4,000 buyers and 267
journalists from a hundred countries in 2014.

The trip will allow South African producers to showcase their films, in any stage of
development or production, to a global audience and potential buyers. Opportunities also exist to forge co-production partnerships and develop new audiences for South
African content. The delegation will also market the country as one of the world’s top
production destinations.

ATFT member Tariq Khan of OOMPH! Animation, has been selected among 122
projects from 29 countries to pitch his project, OONGU LOONGU: Animal
, at the third edition of the MIPJunior International Pitch in front of an
international jury representing, among others; National Geographic Kids, Amazon
Studios and Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe.

OONGU LOONGU: Animal Palace is a fictional children’s animated
comedy TV series and the first to educate and create an awareness on factual wildlife
and conservation issues.


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