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NFVF Calls for Documentary Slate Proposals

BACKGROUND The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for a Documentary Slate to the value of R4.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability. Tier 2 Production...

Wrapping the Business Model Canvas for 2016

South Africa took a bold step forward in its training community in 2016. For the second year in a row at the Durban FilmMart Tina-Louise Smith and Orla Garriques ran the Business Model Programme. This Programme is a series of dynamic, interactive workshops, running over...

Day 3 of The Business Model Canvas Workshop

The third and final day of the Business Model Canvas workshop started off with twelve filmmakers, this time with a much stronger emphasis on documentary feature projects. The filmmakers were drawn primarily from KZN, and thre trainers, consisting of Nisha Naidoo, Jane Thandi Lipman and...

Day 2 of The Business Model Canvas Workshop

Thirteen eager filmmakers congregated early in the morning in the Congella Room of the Maharani hotel for the first workshop around the business model canvas. The session opened with an introduction by Orla Garriques, in which she explained the principles behind the tool and gave...

Day 1 of the Business Model Canvas

Fifty people crammed themselves into Suite 5 of the Elangeni hotel on Friday 17th of June to attend the panel discussion around the Business Model Canvas and its application to the film industry. Documentary filmmaker Tina-Louise Smith (Mr. Table Tennis) introduced the rest of the...

BMC Workshops Day 4

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

BMC Workshops Day 2

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

BMC 2015 Underway

Three years in the making, the DFA's Business Model Canvas workshops are underway! The workshops are taking place at the 2015 Durban FilmMart and have kicked off with an intensive first day. Canadian facilitator, Orla Garriques, led the group of South African trainers in activities designed...