Largest SA delegation so far to attend 65th Cannes Film Fest

The South African delegation attending this year’s  Cannes Film Festival is the largest yet, with 130 confirmed delegates The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) in association with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) will lead the delegation to the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. Cannes International Film Festival is an annual prestigious event that…

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Post production in SA now qualifies for DTI rebate scheme

Changes to the incentives for foreign film and television productions will enable local post-production companies to attract work that is not necessarily filmed in South Africa, helping to sustain and grow South Africa’s film industry, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Announcing the changes last week, Davies said South Africa’s film sector had enormous…

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Full range of Arri Alexa cameras now available for rental in SA

The full range of Arri Alexa Cameras are now available for rental in South Africa. The range includes the Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa M and Alexa Studio. The Alexa M is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is tailored for action and aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D…

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Zuma encourages entreprenuership in SA Film industry

In his opening address to the  Soweto International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development on Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma cited the film, music and visual arts sectors as key areas for the development of the South African economy. Zuma said the film industry generates over R5.5 billion in economic activity annually and employs an estimated…

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Playwright Athol Fugard’s 80th birthday celebrated in new documentary

Broadcaster Sky Arts is to air a documentary on Athol Fugard, the man described as the world’s greatest living playwright, in honour of the writer’s 80th birthday. Falls the Shadow: The Life and Times of Athol Fugard by the award-winning director Tony Palmer is the first ever full-length profile of Fugard which explores his past, his…

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