MoFORCE wins at Amakula Kampala festival

Makda Tesfaladet, a student from MoFORCE Training for Television and Film, the premier training centre for Television and Film in East Africa, won the Golden Impala Award for the Best Eastern African Short Film at the Amakula Kampala International Film Festival.

Doc market calls for projects

Docusur Market is calling for the presentation of projects for the pitching sessions which will take place on 16 November.

Videovision announces slate at Cannes

At the opening of the 60th Cannes International Film Festival on 16 May, CEO of Videovision Entertainment Anant Singh announced a diverse slate of forthcoming films and the acquisition of two high profile films being presented at the Festival.

New Crowned Hope at DIFF

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) this year includes the innovative New Crowned Hope series of films which were part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Mozart in 2006.

MySpace offers free copyright protection

MySpace has launched Take Down Stay Down, a new feature that prevents users from re-posting video content in the MySpace community after that content has been removed at the request of the copyright owner.

Sony creates social networking site

Sony is entering the popular social networking market with a website that combines the community elements of MySpace with the video aspects of YouTube.

External evaluation of ACT

Bev Gillespie has been appointed to conduct and external evaluation of the operations, performance and impact of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) from 2002 to 2007.

How is content viewed?

According to a new study by E-Poll in the United States, which focused on the viewing of video content (the study excluded television content), the youth are leading the way, with 26% of males 13-34 frequent viewers of video on devices other than a TV.

Canada may ban camcording

Following the announcement by Warner Bros. that it will no longer preview screenings in Canada because of piracy, CanWest News Service reports that the Canadian government is planning to introduce legislation to make camcording in theatres illegal.

European cinema sales increase in 2006

On the basis of currently available data, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that around 862 feature films were produced in the 25 member states of the European Union in 2006, 47 films more than in 2005. This represents a 5.8% increase on the total for the previous year (815 films).
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