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 …

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 …

Durban FilmMart debates role of Women behind the camera

One of the highlights of the Durban FilmMart this year will be the events’ concerted efforts to highlight the role of female filmmakers. A number of workshops, roundtables and panel discussions with leading women in film will be held to explore the issues. The programme will be facilitated by the lobby and advocacy organization Sisters Working …

New SABC board must fix local broadcaster

The broadcasting industry in South Africa has long been aware that our national public broadcaster is broken. For years, it has been run like a microcosm of the country, with rampant corruption and no political will to keep its management on an ethical and financially sound course – to say nothing of its failures to properly …

NFVF Film and TV Internship application deadline reminder

One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is about internships available to young South African filmmakers. The NFVF’s internship program is still accepting applications, up until Wednesday 26 April 2017, including a whole range of media skills: Film and television producing, script writing, animation, editing, cinematography, and many others. Selection …

MTN to offer Internet Protocol TV

MTN South Africa looks set to launch a commercial Internet protocol television (IPTV) product, quite likely later this year or early next year, as it looks to expand into offering “over-the-top” services on its mobile broadband infrastructure. Telkom has also said it plans to offer IPTV and video-on-demand services on its …

NuWeb, new challenger to DStv, to launch in April

A new challenger to pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv, is expected to launch commercial services soon, possibly by as early as April. Unlike DStv rival TopTV, however, NuWeb Television doesn’t intend using direct-to-home satellite technology. Rather, it will deliver its offering over fixed-line broadband connections. The company is in the process …