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TRIBUO: New support fund for the arts

The performing arts have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. The local industry has ground to a halt with the ban on public gatherings, the closing of theatres and entertainment centres and the cancellation of various arts festivals. The arts industry in South Africa...

Virtual 22nd Encounters Doccie Fest

The 22nd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held online and at selected cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 to 30 August 2020. This year, the festival will be freely available - for viewing on virtual platforms - to South Africans...

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Board

The Durban FilmMart Institute, the independent NPO which will now present the Durban FilmMart, Africa’s premiere film industry market, has announced the appointment of its inaugural board as it prepares for the 2020 online edition from 4 to 13 September. The board comprises five representatives of...

DFA Membership Subscriptions

Recognizing the financial pressure caused by Covid-19, we are offering a membership fee waiver of at least 3 months. If you have managed to continue working and you would like to make payment now, please do so. However no memberships will be terminated for lack...

Ladima Foundation Short Film Call

The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with the DW Akademie, is excited to announce a short-film competition aimed at African women during the world-altering Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown. The competition is open to African women content creators and filmmakers of any age or experience level, currently...

Bell Pottinger documentary first trailer

INFLUENCE, the feature-length documentary film charting the rise and fall of the infamous London-based PR firm Bell Pottinger, has released its first trailer ahead of the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada (May) and Doc Edge New Zealand (June). INFLUENCE serves as a terrifying...

DFA announces COVID-19 Short Film Grant

The DFA is excited to announce a grant for emerging and established documentary filmmakers to produce a short film on the theme of “Life, Love, Rifts and Rage in the time of Covid-19”. In view of the challenges faced by our industry the DFA board has...

Western Cape Provincial COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has developed relief options for the cultural, creative and sports industries. The options focus on the Business Continuity and Recovery phases of the fight against COVID-19. It also focuses on two of the three pillars...

Opportunity to participate in an upcoming film about COVID-19

Connect4Climate would like to alert you to an opportunity to  participate in an upcoming film about COVID 19 being produced by Grain Media for international release since it may offer you  the chance to explore and illustrate connections between coronavirus and climate and the potential...

Screen Sector Safety Protocols & Production documents

The South African Government has permitted filming under level 4 regulations from 4 May 2020, however, there are certain restrictions that have been put in place. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it the requirement for a new work protocol to mitigate the impact of...

Durban FilmMart Moves Online for its 2020 Edition

Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, will move online for its 2020 edition. The event, which was planned for the last week in July will now have new dates in August, and will be hosted as a virtual summit still incorporating most of...