Submission of SA films invited for 2018 best foreign film Oscar

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit…

Danny Boyle’s 15 Golden Rules of Moviemaking

Danny Boyle has directed hit films in a wide array of genres—from the cautionary drug saga Trainspotting to the inspirational, Oscar-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire. Writing for MovieMaker magazine, Boyle has enumerated his 15 Golden Rules of filmmaking.

Oscars 2013: what the nominations say about America

From Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained to Lincoln and Life Of Pi, the Oscar-nominated Hollywood films champion hope, faith and vengeance – or the moral values of the wild west – according to David Cox, of the Guardian. After indulging Europe by garlanding The Artist last year and The King’s Speech in 2011, the Oscars seem set to…

AFDA film nominated for Student Oscar

Kanye Kanye, a fourth year student’s film is the AFDA- (the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Short Film. Kanye Kanye is a romantic comedy that deals with a forbidden love affair between two young township teenagers. The film is directed by…

Oscars To Fete James Bond – Finally

In five decades, James Bond has racked up many feats from babes to bombs, but one figure 007 hasn’t charmed is Oscar, though that will begin to change this year. 007 will receive a full tribute at the 85th Academy Awards.

Box Office Milestone: ‘The Avengers’ Becomes No. 3 Pic of All Time With US$1.331 Billion

A month in, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers continues to make box office history. On Friday, the Disney and Marvel Studios’ tentpole surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the third-biggest tile of all time at the worldwide box office with a cume of $1.331 billion. The final Harry Potter film, released in…