The Adiaha Women’s Documentary Award at Encounters 2020

The Ladima Foundation will be awarding its Adiaha Prize for Best Documentary by an African Woman Filmmaker at the 22nd Encounters Documentary Film Festival

A successful opening night for the 2019 Joburg Film Festival

The opening of the six-day festival of cinematic excellence saw celebrities and VIP’s flock into the mammoth structure erected on Sandton Square, which will be home to a series of activations and free screenings throughout the week

Silverline Studios in the spotlight

Screen Africa caught up with Monde Mkhontwana and Ingrid Williams to find out more about the Cape Town-based studio facility and why it has become a favourite amongst content creators from all over the world

Copyright concerns

The Copyright Amendment Bill will give South African creatives rights that they don’t want, while taking away the ones they actually need, says The Coalition for Effective Copyright in South Africa. Here’s what it could mean for film and TV.

Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media Award

The SAB along with its judging panel announced the winners of the annual SAB Environmental Media of the Year awards on 12 November. Stroop took the Video Media (Long Form) award for 2019

Realness Institute announces call for 2020 submissions

The Realness African Screenwriters Residency has developed 20 film projects in 13 African countries its four years running

Youth and Audience Development Programme encourages young filmmaking talent as part of the Joburg...

As part of the third Joburg Film Festival, the Youth and Audience Development Programme has also been upgraded to encourage and empower young emerging filmmakers across Gauteng

Intimacy coordination on SA film and TV sets

Galvanised by the #MeToo movement, film and TV producers around the world have acknowledged the imperative to recruit experts when working with intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity

Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act

On 2 October 2019, the President ratified the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act, which has been described in the media as the "internet censorship bill"

Broadcasters to take centre stage at DISCOP Johannesburg

Over 120 free-to-air television stations, including public broadcasters from 15 African countries, are expected to take part in the upcoming Johannesburg edition of the DISCOP film, television, and digital content market, and co-production forum
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