Chinese film wins Golden Bear

China’s "Tuya’s Marriage', a film about a woman’s struggle to support her son and sick husband on the Mongolian steppes, has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale).

SAFTA call for entries

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for entries for the 2nd annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Entries close on 30 April 2007.

Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

Boasting films from all over the world including South Africa, the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival runs from 1 March at Nu Metro Hyde Park in Johannesburg and from 15 March at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Not wanting an Oscar

In the manic frenzy running up to the Oscars on 25 February, it is bizarre to hear that one person at least, doesn’t want to win an Oscar.

Triumphant trio score at BAFTAs

The three front-runners in the Oscar Race - Helen Mirren (Best Actress - "The Queen'), Forest Whitaker (Best Actor - "The Last King of Scotland') and Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress - "Dreamgirls') all won BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) awards at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on 11 February at the Royal Opera House in London.

SA among 2006 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) finalists

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2006 finalists and semi-finalists. Selected out of almost 15,000 entries from 88 countries, they represent all genres of contemporary music.

Milano Film Festival call for entries

The twelfth edition of Milano Film Festival is officially open. The competition collects and selects short and feature films from all over the world and is open to films of any genre, running time, language and format, provided that they have been produced after January 1st 2006.

Velocity Films enters BEE partnership

Velocity Films has entered into a BEE deal with Mamawood (Pty) Ltd, a company co owned by Oyama Mabandla, the Executive Chairman of corporate investment company the Langa Group and Vodacom, and Mrs Nthopele Mabandla.

Global regulators identify best practices

The 7th Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) held in Dubai attracted 470 participants with heads and board members from 100 national regulatory authorities.

Iranian cinema celebrated in SA

Following the success of acclaimed films from Iran such as Majid Majidi’s "Children of Heaven' and "The Colour of Paradise', Iranian cinema has become well-known for its very spiritual and touching explorations of human nature in all its various forms. To this end, Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson and MTN present the Iranian Film Festival 2007, starting at Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, South Africa on 9 February.
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