Realness Institute celebrates Sundance win and extends call for 2020 applications

The first film produced from the Realness African Screenwriters’ Residency - This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Realness 2017) competed in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival's World Dramatic Competition section to critical review, and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking

2020 – the year ahead

If anything was clear from the end of 2019, it is that people are realising it’s time to get down to business. As the Africa International Film Festival, DISCOP Johannesburg and the Joburg Film Festival all wrapped, the talk was about getting back to basics and a focus on the fundamentals that keep the industry going
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Seriously Single to screen at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los...

Anti-romcom Seriously Single will screen at the 28th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF), taking place in Los Angeles, California from 11 to 23 February 2020

South African sci-fi to premiere at prestigious US festival

The sci-fi/horror film Fried Barry is set to premiere at the acclaimed Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California in March this year. Fried Barry follows the outlandish tale of a heroin addict whose body is hijacked by an alien visitor

Employee rights proposed for persons in film and television industry

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa’s employment law

Durban FilmMart is looking for African film projects with strong narratives

Submissions for documentary and feature film projects in development for the Durban FilmMart close on 31 January 2020. The organisers are making a special call-out to documentary filmmakers who have projects to submit

Botswana film Okavango to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

'Okavango: River of Dreams' by Botswana-based filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, has been selected to screen at the Sundance Film festival. 'Okavango' is the first film from Botswana selected to screen at the prestigious festival.

MTN Bushfire presents Short Film Festival 2020

Applications for film submissions are now open for the MTN Bushfire Short Film Celebration

In conversation with multi-award-winning director Rea Moeti

Screen Africa spoke to multi-award-winning director Rea Moeti, director and creator of Showmax’s latest Original, the soon to be released coming-of-age comedy series 'Woke in Progress'…

7th Ugu Film Festival to focus on strides made by female filmmakers

The Ugu Film Festival, hosted by Sollywood Films in partnership with The National Film and Video Foundation, and Ugu South Coast Tourism, is back with a bigger and better programme which will run from 24 – 26 January
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