Botswana film Okavango wins big at the New York Cinematography Awards 2020

Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert's film Okavango won five awards at the 2020 New York Cinematography Awards held in February

IPO statement on COVID-19

The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) executive committee recently issued a statement with regards to COVID-19 and current developments within the industry as a result

Durban FilmMart partners with Talents Durban and announces call for applications for 2020 edition

The Durban FilmMart has announced a new partnership with Talents Durban, as applications open for the 2020 edition

SAFTAs14 ceremony cancelled due to COVID19 outbreak

The National Film & Video Foundation have announced that the 2020 SAFTAs ceremony will not go ahead as planned

Moroccan film Monsters dominates at the RapidLion 2020 awards ceremony

RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival awarded 16 winners at its 2020 awards ceremony which took place on Saturday, 14 March in Johannesburg

Gauteng Department of Economic Development launches IP conference for creative industries

In an effort to increase awareness and understanding on the concept, scope and nature of intellectual property, the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and its steering committee partnered with the Association of Independent Recording Companies of South Africa to host the first Gauteng Creative Industries IP Conference

Challenges and opportunities for production studios

Screen Africa chats to Charlene Govender of Sasani Studios about how increased investment in local studios could influence the trajectory of the South African production industry

Welcome changes to South Africa’s IP exchange controls announced

Over the last five years, Webber Wentzel has collaborated with a number of industry stakeholders in ongoing engagements with the SARB and National Treasury to draw their attention to the unintended negative consequences of the IP exchange controls; and propose alternative, less restrictive approaches which would still achieve the relevant policy goals

NFVF celebrates the launch of the Eastern Cape Film Hub

Created through a collaboration between the NFVF, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council, and Cortex Hub, the Film Hub aims to provide local filmmakers, editors and digital entrepreneurs access to a shared workspace with high-speed internet and resources to help accelerate their passions

Netflix announces first Nigerian original

On 27 February, Netflix announced that it will increase its investment in Nigeria’s creative community with the production of its first African original scripted series from Nigeria
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