Cape Town Mayor launches annual pre-season film industry briefing

The annual Cape film industry pre-season briefing was launched yesterday by Wesgro and the City of Cape Town, together with the Commercial Producers Association and South African Association of Stills Producers, Cape Town. The two-day briefing is an opportunity to engage industry stakeholders, discuss developments over the past year as well as …

NFVF calls for funding applications

The National Film and Video Foundation has announced a call for funding applications in the following funding categories: Development (feature films, documentaries, short films and TV Formats) Production (feature films, short films and documentaries, archive and post  production) Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for …

Financing your SA film

Money is one of the main stumbling blocks holding South African filmmakers back, despite growth in demand for African stories and a wealth of new ideas and talent, writes Kim Crowie in the Callsheet. Anyone who has started to make a film in South Africa knows that it’s an uphill struggle to …

DISCOP Johannesburg film and TV market returns to Johannesburg in Oct 17

DISCOP Johannesburg, one of TV and films most vibrant markets, returns in Oct 2017. Launched in 2012, DISCOP has become an important forum for pitching and purchasing new content.Johannesburg is a 3-day market bringing together 150+ international sellers of film, TV content, adaptation DISCOP Johannesburg takes place from 25-27 October, and …

#WomenNotObjects

Revisiting this outstanding video from 2016, #WomenNotObjects names and shames ads that objectify women in ads. The 2-minute film provoked wide-spread conversation, some defensiveness, and some apparent real shifts in some companies’ attitudes towards sexualizing women in ads.