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18/07/2019

Registration is open for the Johannesburg 48 Hour Film Project 2019

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18/07/2019

Protea Electronics to Showcase AJA's Latest Technology at Mediatech 2019

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17/07/2019

Three reasons to binge gritty Cape Town cop drama, 'Die Byl'

17 July, 2019 - 08:02 Cape Town is the South African city with the highest murder and robbery rate, so its the logical setting for Season 2 of Die Byl, the ...

16/07/2019

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film

16 July, 2019 - 08:03 French television company Canal has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason...

15/07/2019

Charlize Theron returning for new 'Fast & Furious' sequel

15 July, 2019 - 06:05 Charlize will reprise her role as the cyberterrorist, Cipher while Helen Mirren played Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Jason Stathams ch...

12/07/2019

Capfin reaps rewards of partnering with HelloFCB+

12 July, 2019 - 08:02 Just 10 weeks after awarding its account to the newly-formed HelloFCB , Capfin South Africa is reaping the rewards of its decision. No...

11/07/2019

Mediatech Africa Opens its Doors on 17 July

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10/07/2019

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut to release in IMAX Theatres Nationwide 23rd August 2019

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09/07/2019

SA's Stroop wins prestigious Genesis Award

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08/07/2019

You'll see a unicorn on kykNET - here's why

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05/07/2019

New local rom-com kicks off filming in Joburg

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04/07/2019

HaveYouHeard gears for growth with major appointments

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04/07/2019

Student Mentor Volunteer Programme At The 40th Durban International Film Festival

4 July, 2019 - 08:03 The NFVF invites Kwa-Zulu Natal based students to parti...

03/07/2019

VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For MA,' A New Horror Film

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02/07/2019

What Trevor Noah can do that Jon Stewart never could

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01/07/2019

Production for 'Blood and Water' Netflix's second original African series has begun

1 July, 2019 - 06:02 Production for Netflixs second original African series,...

28/06/2019

Multichoice plans to make 52 local movies the next year

28 June, 2019 - 08:03 Multichoice is planning to produce 52 local movies and 29 local dramas within the next year. It also plans to increase its percentage ...

27/06/2019

Invitation to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmakers Project

27 June, 2019 - 08:03 The NFVF in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), is pleased to announce that the call to submit propo...

27/06/2019

Triggerfish launches free career-focused learning platform for animators

27 June, 2019 - 08:07 Triggerfish, in partnership with Goethe-Institut and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, has launched...

26/06/2019

Young South African wins gold at Cannes ad awards

26 June, 2019 - 08:02 A South African has taken two top prizes at the worlds most prestigious young directors award event. With one of his first ever TV ads...

25/06/2019

Location scouting, casting starting soon for M-Net's new 'Shaka' series

25 June, 2019 - 08:02 Location scouting has started, and casting will begin ...

24/06/2019

The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa

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21/06/2019

HelloFCB+ helps fathers get the gift they really deserve this Father's Day

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20/06/2019

FCB Joburg and the Coke Phonetic Can introduces South Africa to South Africa

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20/06/2019

Kokstad sister & brother become first Africans to screen at top VR competition

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18/06/2019

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for funding applications is open

18 June, 2019 - 08:03 The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is plea...

17/06/2019

HBO's sister network Cinemax picks up M-Net's new local drama series

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14/06/2019

SA's 'Canary' spreads its wings to the USA

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13/06/2019

TAC Studios Co-Produces Four New Series across Africa

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12/06/2019

Call for Submission Knysna Film Festival

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11/06/2019

Barry Gilder's novel The List' optioned by Known Associates Entertainment

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07/06/2019

e.tv commissions new supernatural drama 'Isipho'

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06/06/2019

BRICS Film Festival Call for Submissions

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05/06/2019

The studio Netflix chose for its first African cartoon series

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04/06/2019

Highest paid actors in South Africa

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03/06/2019

SA actor Sean Cameron Michael stars in the hot new remake of MacGyver

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31/05/2019

Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund Call for Entries

31 May, 2019 - 08:03 The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) invites emerging black filmmakers to sub...

31/05/2019

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30/05/2019

The Times of India launches innovate campaign to empower LGBTQ community

30 May, 2019 - 08:01 The Times of India (TOI), Indias iconic media house, launched the Times Out & Proud initiative on International Day Against Homophobia ...

29/05/2019

Nomsa Buthelezi to play a superhero in new movie

29 May, 2019 - 08:03 Actress Nomsa Buthelezi has bagged a lead role in an upcoming movie called The Adventures of Supermama. The movie is about a stubborn a...

28/05/2019

FCB Joburg wins D&AD Pencil for Africa's Travel Indaba

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28/05/2019

Netflix's Aggressive Africa Push Continues With Acquisition of Cannes Grand Prix Winner

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27/05/2019

HelloFCB+ and Netflorist say it with a Pencil

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24/05/2019

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23/05/2019

Where Art Meets Activism - Encounters 2019 Special Session

23 May, 2019 - 08:01 The power of documentary film is the ability to connect with hearts and minds. Impact Producer Anita Khanna, filmmaker MIki Redelinghuy...

22/05/2019

VFX Legion Wraps VFX for Another Season of 'Madam Secretary'

22 May, 2019 - 08:01 FX Legion recently wrapped the visual effects for the fifth season of the CBS series, Madam Secretary. The LA and B.C.-based company as...

21/05/2019

Kaizer Chiefs star in #Story6 in Toyota SA's #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign

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20/05/2019

Egg Films' & One Show awardee creates nostalgic new TVC for Cadbury

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20/05/2019

docLOVE May/June An Insignificant Man"

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18/05/2019

Free online screenwriting workshop: Shortcut to creating character

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