South Africa and Kenya become film buddies

South Africa and Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Cannes Film Festival that will enable filmmakers from the two countries to work together in telling the continent’s stories. Zama Mkosi, CEO of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, says that this “will provide the two countries access to filmmaking facilities and…

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Submissions invited for Cape Town FilmMart

The Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival (CTWIFF)  – as much a mouthful as a glass of good Pinotage – has rebranded to become the Cape Town FilmMart (CTFM), and will run from 4-6 November. Submissions for the festival are now invited, and have to meet various selection critera.  

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SA Film industry contributes R3.5 billion to the economy

Arts Minister Paul Mashatile said on Friday that the SA film industry contributes R3.5 billion to the economy, and that it provides employment to more than 25 000 people. Speaking at the release of a study on the economic impact of the South African film industry, Mashatile also added that Government was in the process of converting…

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SA Film Industry’s domestic film production growing

South African films are slowly grabbing a foothold in  terms of cinema distribution, and are earning more money at the box office, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Local  films have historically typically made up 5% of the SA box office, but had moved up to 11% in 2012. About 22  local films were released in…

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Canon cameras score Technical Image Press Association awards

Screen Africa reports that many Canon cameras have scored awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Amongst the awards are Best  DSLR Entry Level for the 100D; Best DSLR Expert for the 6D; and Best Video DSLR for the 1DC. The awards panel, made up of editors from 28 of the world’s leading photography and imaging…

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Busting the marketing myth: Consumers don’t give a shit about advertising

Writing in the Daily Maverick, Brett Morris, the Executive creative director of Ad agency Draft FCB, says plainly that consumers just don’t care about advertising. The fact that people are less and less likely to engage with advertising, due to the many ways they now have to filter it out, means that advertising needs to…

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