Association for SA specialist camera operators created

The South African Society of Cinematographers have created a new association for specialist camera operators, called the South African Society of Operators (SASO). SASO is open to specialist operators who, as yet, do not qualify for full membership within the SASC, and include aerial, drone, water, steadicam and tracking camera operators. Operators wishing to join…

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…

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 opportunities and challenges in the…

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 acquire the finance one needs…

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 will bring together over 150…

Submissions for Jozi Fim Fest closing end of May

Submissions for the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) close at the end of May 2017. As always, JFF is calling for feature films, short fiction films, documentaries (both short and long) as well as student films, both from South Africa and internationally. A new category this year calls for 2-5 minute documentaries from filmmakers across…