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22/02/2019

SA stars Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron will present at Oscars 2019

22 February, 2019 - 08:03 South Africas Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron will be on the Oscars stage very early Monday morning South African time for the 91s...

21/02/2019

Gavin Hood on his new film Official Secrets

21 February, 2019 - 08:02 This business is brutal, Gavin Hood admits frankly. Were speaking the day before the world premiere of his latest movie, Official ...

20/02/2019

Triggerfish sponsors three more bursaries to The Animation School

20 February, 2019 - 08:02 Sibusiso Ngubelanga, 26, first applied to study at The Animation School in 2014 but couldnt afford the tuition. The Khayelitsha re...

19/02/2019

Sign up for a screenwriting crash course today

19 February, 2019 - 08:03 Writing scripts isnt easy. But the good news is that many of the challenges are technical and technical skills can be learnt. All ...

18/02/2019

Streaming, diversity drive 'epic' African stories: Ejiofor

18 February, 2019 - 07:44 British-Nigerian actor-director Chiwetel Ejiofor said the rise of streaming platforms and a growing appetite for new voices in mov...

15/02/2019

Debut Showmax Original is the most nominated comedy at the SAFTAs

15 February, 2019 - 08:01 The 2019 nominations for The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) were announced late last week, and for the first ti...

15/02/2019

EA takes Anthem to big screen with Neill Blomkamp

15 February, 2019 - 08:03 Electronic Arts and Neill Blomkamp, the Academy Award-nominated South African director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie have re...

14/02/2019

The story of the Malawian boy who saved his village comes to Netflix

14 February, 2019 - 08:02 As a southern African country Malawis neighbors South Africa and Zimbabwe usually get all the coverage when it comes to global pop...

13/02/2019

Invitation to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project

13 February, 2019 - 08:03 The NFVF in collaboration with KZN Film Commission (KZNFC), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and North West Cultu...

12/02/2019

Multichoice leads SAFTA nominations

12 February, 2019 - 08:02 MultiChoice took an early lead at The South African Film and Television Awards as the most nominated broadcaster overall, with 149...

11/02/2019

Full List of SAFTA Nominees

11 February, 2019 - 06:02 The South African Film and Television Awards is an annual South African awards ceremony hosted by the National Film and Video Foun...

08/02/2019

Will the internet kill the SA film industry? Anant Singh, Kagiso Lediga weigh in

8 February, 2019 - 08:03 Is the internet going to kill the South African film industry? This is one of the many questions that delegates grappled with at th...

07/02/2019

Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series

7 February, 2019 - 08:03 Filming is underway on Showmaxs first travel show Trippin With Skhumba. In each 30-minute episode, the Comics Choice Comic of the Y...

07/02/2019

Star-studded line up for 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival

7 February, 2019 - 08:07 Proudly presented by Animation SA, the star-studded programme has been announced for the eighth Cape Town International Animation F...

06/02/2019

Egg Films' Robin Adams Shoots For Distell

6 February, 2019 - 08:07 Working closely with Cape Town-based Singh&Sons for Distell, Robin Adams from Egg Films has directed Perfect Blend to raise the pro...

05/02/2019

ICA / PVA Video System Calibration Certification course

5 February, 2019 - 08:01 Sphere Custom brings the ICA / PVA Video System Calibration Certification course to South Africa. Greg Loewen, founding member of t...

04/02/2019

Attend International Innovation Film Festival for free online

4 February, 2019 - 06:01 You are cordially invited to a world exclusive, first of its sorts, Crypto Conference and Film Festival, the International Innovati...

04/02/2019

New Showmax Original breaks all-time viewing record

4 February, 2019 - 06:04 The Girl From St Agnes, the first Showmax Original drama, broke an important record on its debut on the service yesterday. The numb...

01/02/2019

Standing ovation for Oscar-winning SA director Gavin Hood at the Sundance Film Festival

1 February, 2019 - 08:03 It looks like South African director Gavin Hood, wh...

31/01/2019

Already a hit with critics, 'The Girl From St Agnes' is now streaming on Showmax

31 January, 2019 - 09:21 You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl Fr...

31/01/2019

SA film to premiere at Pan African Film Festival in US

31 January, 2019 - 08:03 The political thriller, with a screenplay by Sean Robert Daniels and story by Sean Robert Daniels and Terwadkar Rajiv, is set in co...

30/01/2019

Aubrey Plaza double header first and only on Showmax

30 January, 2019 - 08:04 MTV Movie & TV Award 2018 nominee Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks & Recreation) stars in two arthouse favourites now streaming first an...

29/01/2019

NFVF invitation to submit proposals for the Fiction Slate

29 January, 2019 - 08:03 The NFVF would like to invite eligible production companies to submit proposals for the slate funding which will be awarded to thre...

28/01/2019

NFVF invites Documentary Proposals for The Next 25 Years of Democracy

28 January, 2019 - 06:04 The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, was mandated to ensure the equitabl...

25/01/2019

Step aside Hollywood, enter KZN's Dollywood

25 January, 2019 - 08:03 3 Days To Go, a gripping film produced hin Durban by young film-maker Bianca Isaaac, working together with the Department of Econom...

24/01/2019

The National Film and Video Foundations invitation to submit proposals for the Fiction Slate

24 January, 2019 - 11:29 The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call to su...

23/01/2019

After a blockbuster year, SA cinema sees bright outlook for 2019

23 January, 2019 - 08:02 After a year of mixed fortunes in 2017, South Africas cinema industry recorded a prosperous 2018 with audience attendance numbers a...

22/01/2019

District Six remembered in local film

22 January, 2019 - 07:12 Cape Towns deeply historical District Six is one of the most interesting, and emotionally charged areas in the city. From paintings...

21/01/2019

Five reasons to book into 'Room 104'

21 January, 2019 - 06:03 Theres no reason to binge season two of HBOs cult anthology series Room 104, now streaming first and only on Showmax in South Afric...

18/01/2019

South African film secures American distribution deal

18 January, 2019 - 08:03 After a successful run at the local box office, Marche Media has closed a deal with film distribution company, Breaking Glass Pictu...

17/01/2019

John Boyega to produce Cape Flats gangster film

17 January, 2019 - 08:01 John Boyega will executive produce a film, God is Good, set on the Cape Flats in Cape Town and written and directed by first-time f...

16/01/2019

Watch: Dark trailer drops for Showmax's first original drama

16 January, 2019 - 13:04 Showmax has released the trailer for The Girl From St Agnes, their first original drama. At St Agnes, a prestigious all-girls board...

15/01/2019

Five reasons to binge 'The Bold Type' now

15 January, 2019 - 08:02 Season two of The Bold Type, the hit series inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, is now stream...

14/01/2019

South African Liesl Tommy to direct Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect'

14 January, 2019 - 06:03 MGM announced on Thursday that it has tapped stage and television director Liesl Tommy to helm Respect, the studios Aretha Franklin...

11/01/2019

Lionheart is Netflix's First African Film

11 January, 2019 - 08:03 For the first time in Netflix history, the streaming service has climbed on board to produce the new Nigerian flick Lionheart. Star...

10/01/2019

Heroic brothers get own movie after saving dog

10 January, 2019 - 08:02 A one-minute movie has been made featuring the two poor brothers who walked 14km to save their neighbours sick dog. The Daily Voice...

09/01/2019

South Africa's Sibs Shongwe-La Mer Tapped to Direct Meridian

9 January, 2019 - 08:03 Fast-rising South African helmer Sibs Shongwe-La Mer has been tapped to direct Meridian, produced by Cassian Elwes and Susan Carter ...

08/01/2019

Toyota Hilux builds on success of Dakar campaign with cheeky new ad

8 January, 2019 - 08:03 Toyota South Africa and its long-standing agency, FCB Joburg, have enlisted the support of a world-renowned and very cheeky family t...

07/01/2019

Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) update

7 January, 2019 - 06:02 The 13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), managed under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Fo...

07/01/2019

MP's To Return To Work Early To Sort Out SABC Board

7 January, 2019 - 06:03 Members of Parliament will return to their duties early this year in an effort to lessen the burden on the SABC which currently face...

27/12/2018

Africa's first short-format sitcom

27 December, 2018 - 14:43 The Bellos, Africas first short-format sitcom for TV and social media produced by KMP Media Group, Johannesburg, is now released. ...

24/12/2018

Milla Jovovich Celebrates Monster Hunter Wrapping Production

24 December, 2018 - 06:02 After filming for the past two months in South Africa and Namibia, principal photography on Paul W.S Andersons adaptation of the p...

18/12/2018

71 graduates complete work experience with FCB Africa

18 December, 2018 - 08:03 A group of 71 advertising and marketing graduates recently completed their mandatory month-long work experience module at the FCB ...

17/12/2018

Major Coup for Young Filmmaker

17 December, 2018 - 06:03 Director Jarryd Coetsees multiple award-winning short film The Suit is now streaming to over 100 million subscribers in over 200 c...

13/12/2018

South African actress to work on Netflix's first African original series Queen Sono'

13 December, 2018 - 08:04 Early in December, Netflix announced the decision ...

12/12/2018

Debonairs Pizza Loses Its Head

12 December, 2018 - 08:02 If you were asked to compile a list of engaging digital initiatives from brands that typically live in the traditional media space...

11/12/2018

Black Coffee co-produces first film with Kagiso Lediga

11 December, 2018 - 04:36 Not content with just dominating world music and getting involved in fashion, superstar Black Coffee is also out to conquer the mo...

10/12/2018

Netflix Plans To Produce More Original Series From Africa in 2019

10 December, 2018 - 06:06 This move is in line with the streaming service rapidly expanding local programming on major continents. The streaming service rec...

07/12/2018

'The Wound' and 'Five Fingers For Marseilles' now streaming on Showmax

7 December, 2018 - 08:01 Showmax has been steadily ramping up its selection ...

07/12/2018

WCG Stresses Emergency Medical Staff EMS Bravery with Two New Videos

7 December, 2018 - 08:04 The Western Cape Government (WCG) has launched two new videos focusing on the vital role its emergency medical staff (EMS) play on ...