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Sunshine Cinema needs films about gender rights

Are you a filmmaker passionate about gender rights in Southern Africa? We are looking for your short, feature or documentaries focusing on this theme for our upcoming screening tour from Cape Town to Kitwe .Send your synopsis and trailer link to sydelle@sunshinecinema.org no later than September 3rd 2018....

Call for Films : Fespaco 2019

Professionals of the film and audio-visual industry are kindly informed that registration for the selection of films as part of the 26th Edition of Fespaco, due from 23rd February to 02nd March 2019, is open. The Official competition section for films by African and Diaspora directors. It...

Canada/SA co-dev incentive open

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. To qualify, projects must involve producers...

Outward Film Investment Mission to LA

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission that will take place in Los Angeles, United States, from 31 October to 7 November 2018. The Film mission aims to promote South African audio-visual...

Jozi Film Festival 2018 highlights and opening film

The 7th annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) will take place from 27 to 30 September 2018 at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Maboneng and for the first time, at The Olive Tree Theatre in Marlboro. JFF is Johannesburg’s longest-running independent multi-genre film festival, screening both...

Paying tribute to the heroic 1956 marchers

The Albertina Sisulu Centenary seeks to collate accounts of the participants. THE 9 August 1956 marks a watershed moment in South Africa’s struggle for freedom and women’s rights when women of all races marched to the Union Buildings against laws compelling black African women to carry...

Local rhino poaching documentary wins international award

Local rhino documentary, Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War has been awarded the 2018 Green Tenacity Award by the judges of the eighth annual San Francisco Green Film Festival. This comes ahead of the film's world premiere at the festival which runs from Thursday, 6...

CTIFMF: Works in Progress

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from 9 to 19 October 2018. While the festival promises to be a feast of film screenings designed to celebrate the best in regional and international cinema, the Market programme, taking place from...

DIFF Doc winners now qualify for Oscar consideration

Winners of the Best International Documentary and Best SA Documentary awards at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will now automatically qualify for Oscar consideration. The festival has been notified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of this inclusion, which effectively means that the...

IDFA DocLab Academy 2018

DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. This five-day program takes place from November 16 to 20 at De Brakke Grond and is part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Digital technology has become increasingly...

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look...