Pro-Sales reports successful show

Pro-Sales displayed several big brands at Mediatech Africa such as Panasonic, Sony, Newtek and Sennheiser...

Another accolade for Paul Emmanuel

3SAI: A Rite Of Passage, an award-winning, 14 minute experimental film by South African director Paul Emmanuel, was shortlisted by an international jury as one of three nominations for The Best Experimental Film of the 9th In The Palace International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria.

Peruvian film wins Berlinale

Claudia Llosa’s La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) was awarded the Golden Bear for best film at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) on 14 February.

Mobile marketing co expands

M&C Saatchi Mobile, an industry leader in mobile marketing, has announced its expansion into the sub-Saharan continent with the launch of South African offices in both Cape...

SA films still on circuit

After 11 and 10 weeks of release on the South African cinema circuit respectively, the local hit films Liefling and Spud are still drawing in audiences. As at 10 February Liefling (2 prints) had made R13.2m and Spud (19 prints) R16.7m.

Three tripods in one

Filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez have chosen the adaptable SOOM XL tripod system by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, for their feature documentary Burn. The project focuses on a year in the life of Detroit, as seen through the eyes of its firefighters, the men and women tasked with saving a city that many have written off as dead.

Netflix launches Watch Now

The world’s largest online DVD rental service, Netflix, has signed deals with Universal, Sony, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros., New Line and Lionsgate to launch its new online movie service. Disney is not in this line-up as it has its own deal with Apple.

SK App reaches one million downloads

The Ster-Kinekor App has been available for download across all mobile platforms for just under a year. This past week it recorded its one millionth download, a milestone believed to be a first for an app across all platforms in South Africa...

European Union Film Festival

Thirteen films from Slovakia, France, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain will premiere during the European Union Film Festival at Cinema Nouveau screened by Fish Eagle Brandy at Rosebank, Bedford and Cedar Nouveau in Johannesburg from 15 to 21 May.

Durban FilmMart winners announced

Live from Zimbabwe was announced winner of the Hubert Bals Fund Award for outstanding fiction project at the Durban FilmMart Co-Production & Finance Market on 23 July. The prize money of...
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