New British Film Commissioner announced

The UK Film Council announced on Tuesday, 5 December that Colin Brown has been appointed British Film Commissioner.

Independent Spirit Awards announced

The nominees for the annual Independent Spirit Awards (the "Oscars' for the international "indie' film industry) were announced last week.

Winners at European Film Awards

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz won the Best Actress Award at the European Film Acadmey European Film Awards held in Warsaw, Poland on 2 December, for her role in Pedro Almadovar’s Volver. Almodovar won the Best Director award for the same film, which was the People’s Choice winner.

1st SA Film Fest in Iran

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced that it will co-present, with the South African Embassy in Iran, the 1st South African Film Festival in Tehran, from 4 to 7 December 2006.

HD camera theft in Paris

We bring to the attention of our readers, the following call for assistance from BusinessFilm Productions in Paris, France, who had $1.5m worth of HD camera gear, decks, and lenses stolen at the end of June 2006 by a group of criminals posing as clients. The theft took place in Paris, at the Orly airport.

Masters & Savant open in Cape Town

In response to the call from Cape Town agencies for stronger animation requirements, Masters and Savant has opened up shop in Cape Town to meet these increasing needs

South Africa DTH changes

The European Television Guild has compiled a report on applications to South Africa Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) for new pay TV licences.

NFVF Short Film Contests extended

Over three months ago, the NFVF announced two innovative short film contests in a bid to provide a voice for women filmmakers and black filmmakers using indigenous languages

Sentech CEO honoured

Sentech CEO, Dr Sebiletso Mokane-Matabane has been awarded Top ICT Business Woman in Africa 2006 at The African ICT Achievers Awards held in Sandton on 25 November 2006

Moneypenny Services appoint new director

Moneypenny Services, a niche accounting and financial software and services provider to the film and entertainment industry, recently appointed Johanna McDowell as a director in South Africa.
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