Director’s cut of new Durban film

On 26 and 29 July, Durban film lovers will get the chance to attend screenings of the first cut edit of Palace of Bone, the new film from Durban-based Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award-winner, writer/ director Clair Angelique.

SA co opens LA office

Film Afrika Worldwide is launching a Los Angeles office under the helm of CEO David Wicht. His move to Hollywood builds on the success of recent projects like Chronicle, which topped the American box office earlier this year after shooting in Cape Town with Film Afrika.

South African film industry goes to Rio Content Market

The DTI in partnership with the ATFT will lead a delegation of 20 emerging South African filmmakers to the Rio Content Market in Brazil...

Aluta calls for entries

South Africa’s premier township cinema event, the Aluta Film Festival, is calling for entries from local and international filmmakers for the 7th edition of the festival. This will be hosted from 22 to 28 February 2010 in Kimberley.

“Spotlight’ wins Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars

At the 2016 Academy Awards, the biographical crime film 'Spotlight' received the award for Best Picture...

The ASA and the Secrecy Bill

Mail & Guardian reports that the DA’s parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa to reconsider its repeated decision not to investigate ads about the controversial Protection of State Information Bill (aka the Secrecy Bill) issued by the Government Communication and Information Service.

Dangarembga film at Luxor

MARTIN CHEMHERE writes.Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga's latest film release, Nyaminyami Amaji Abulozi, the second part of the Kare Kare Zvako musical folk tale series, has been selected for competition at the first edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (21 to 28 February) in Egypt.

Public funding for Italian films in danger

Cineuropa reports that Italian Minister of Culture Sandro Bondi is re-evaluating the criteria for public financing mechanisms for film production as he believes they are currently not transparent and result in unjustified funding.

Celebrating the best use of archive footage

FOCAL International, the international Federation of Commercial Audio-visual Libraries, is calling for entries for its ninth annual FOCAL International Awards, in association with AP Archive.

20th Century Fox signs Africa distribution deal with Les Films 26

20th Century Fox has entered into a distribution deal for its film slate with Les Films 26 in 21 countries in French-speaking North and West Africa...
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