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5 Minutes with… Tshililo waha Muzila

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Tshililo waha Muzila, born and bred in the little village of Mauluma in Nzhelele, Venda. I moved to JHB in the early 2000's to pursue a career in the film...

Call for Entries: Berlinale Talents 2021

Applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2021! Apply by September 1, 2020, 12:00 noon (CEST). Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we hope you’re healthy, in good spirits and pursuing your creative projects where possible. At Berlinale Talents, we’re working on creating a safe edition in...

5 Minutes with… Omelga Mthiyane

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?I am a storyteller, I have been making documentary film for the last 15 years. I am attracted to stories where there is potential for healing, where people take difficult journeys that might result...

NFVF Covid-19 Relief Fund

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. In light of the national state of disaster declared by the Minister...

Applications now open for COVID-19 Film and TV Relief Fund

Starting today, members of South Africa’s creative community will be able to apply for the COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund that has been set up with a R 8, 3 million donation by Netflix in collaboration with the South Africa Screen Federation (SASFED) and...

Encounters Short Film Line-Up Announced

Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is speedily adapting to the “new normal” and will shortly complete the construction of the virtual cinema platform using Shift72.  We are aiming to have bookings open on 13th August, one  week before the Festival opens.  You will need to...

5 Minutes with… Jasyn Howes

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a freelance director and cinematographer based in Cape Town. I work mostly in branded content, commercials and documentaries. What are you currently up to? I am currently working on my DFA short...

SA Hardship Fund Announced

Tshikululu Social Investments to administer the R8 million Netflix donation to help support the hardest hit below-the-line workers whose productions were suspended due to the pandemic Today, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED), supported by the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO), announced the establishment of a COVID-19...

More exciting feature documentaries announced for Encounters 2020

The documentary features coming to the Encounters 2020 Documentary Film Festival have been announced, and they promise audiences some of the freshest content from the world’s great, as well as local up-and-coming, documentary filmmakers. Best of all the 2020 festival program will be making almost...

5 Minutes with Sandz Tshefu

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Sandiswa Tshefu, I am a video editor and film trainer. I have worked on both international and local feature films, documentaries and television shows since 2013. What are you currently up to?...

Cape Town beaches open for permitting

Cape Town’s pristine beaches and stunning parks will again feature in films and commercials currently being shot in the Mother City. This after the City’s Film Office was given the go ahead to issue permits for filming along the coastline under stringent conditions, including that...

NFVF invites nominations for Oscars selection committee

Invitation for South African film practitioners to participate as jury members for the 93rd  Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) for International Feature Film category The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is officially recognized by the Academy...