“Goodbye Bafana’ selected for Berlinale

The feature film "Goodbye Bafana' (shot in Cape Town during 2006) has received the honour of being among the first six pictures selected to compete in the upcoming 57th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), which runs from 8 to18 February. It will have its world premiere on 11 February 2007

Official SA nomination for 34th Student Academy Awards

The multiple award winning film "Sindiswa', a third-year graduation film from the AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture, Media and Performance) Cape Town Campus, has been selected as the official South African nomination for the 34th Student Academy Awards in the category of Honorary Foreign Film.

Happenings at Sundance

Arguably the world’s most hip and high profile festival geared at independent films, Sundance, which got underway in Utah, USA on 18 January, is experiencing a flurry of sales activity.

“Dreamgirls’ snubbed for Best Picture Oscar

Despite receiving the highest number of nominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) to be presented on 25 February in Los Angeles, Golden Globe winner "Dreamgirls' is not in the Best Picture line-up. Those films that did make the grade are "Babel', "The Departed', "The Queen', "Little Miss Sunshine' and the Clint Eastwood-directed Japanese-language film, "Letters from Iwo Jima'.

“Sunshine’ at PGA Awards

In a surprising result, the offbeat comedy "Little Miss Sunshine' beat Golden Globe winner "Babel' and the other hot Oscar contenders, "Dreamgirls', "The Departed' and "The Queen' to win the top honour at the 18th Annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards held at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on 20 January.

CISAC launches inaugural Copyright Summit

To coincide with its participation in MIDEM 2007, CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) announces its Copyright Summit, the first international forum where all players from the cultural and NICT sectors are invited to debate the future of copyright. It will be held from 30-31 May 2007 at the Sheraton Hotel & Tower in Brussels (Belgium).

James Murdoch to step down from BSkyB

The Mail on Sunday reported this weekend that that James Murdoch is considering stepping down the second quarter of 2007 as the chief executive of BSkyB. This move is said to be motivated by his decision to take up a post at News Corporation.

Out In Africa selects Nu Metro

This year, the Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 13 years of screening with a variety of award-winning feature films sourced worldwide. The festival is now also, for the first time, being hosted by Nu Metro Theatres in premier Johannesburg and Cape Town theatres.

Encounters calls for entries

The organisers of Encounters, the annual South African International Documentary Festival, are calling for entries from local and international filmmakers for the 9th edition of the Festival, which runs in Johannesburg from 13 July to 22 July and in Cape Town from 20 July to 5 August

Rendez-Vous moves venue to Biarritz

The 13th annual Rendez-Vous (3 - 7 Sepember) organized by TV France International will be held for the first time in Biarritz, France. Its location up to now has always been Saint Tropez.
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