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

SAFTAs14 returns to Johannesburg

After a two-year stint at Sun City in the North-West Province, the annual South African Film and Television Awards is returning to Johannesburg for its 14th edition, taking place on 27 and 28 March at the Sandton Convention Centre

The Three Wells of Screenwriting

Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor who recently published The Three Wells of Screenwriting, a book hailed by Christopher Vogler as a “breakthrough in the craft.” Screen Africa caught up with Kalil to learn more about his background and what readers can expect from the book

Durban FilmMart to become an Independent Institute

The Durban FilmMart has announced that it will be established as an independent institute functioning as a Non-Profit Organisation ahead of its 11th edition in 2020

SAFTAs14 nominees

This year’s nominees reflect the best films and television shows to have graced our screens in 2019, including Poppie Nongena, Fiela se Kind, and Die Verhaal van Racheltjie de Beer

International motion picture studio MicInGrace launches in SA

MicInGrace Studios offers world-class production offices, comprehensive artist support with warehouses, make-up, star rooms, green rooms, wardrobe and all aspects of sound post-production

Call for submissions for the 9th annual Jozi Film Festival

Johannesburg's longest running, multi-genre film festival - the Jozi Film Festival - is now open for 2020 submissions

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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