Cape Town’s reached 14 hours of daily sunlight – and climbing

One of the many reasons Cape Town is so popular with filmmakers in summer are the long days of sunlight. Today, 4 September, Cape Town’s twilight starts at 05:37 and ends at 19:53 – so 14 hours of ambient light has arrived! On 20 November, there are 14 hours between sunrise and sunset; with 17 hours…

Variety punts budget-friendly shooting in SA

Back in March 2017, Variety praised South Africa for its multiple advantages to filmmakers, including spectacular landscapes, extensive production infrastructure, and experienced crew. It’s worth revisiting that article, just before the summer filming season kicks in, to review why, and just how popular, South Africa – and Cape Town and Johannesburg in particular – have…

Featured location: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s multi-coloured neighbourhood

The Bo-Kaap, with its multi-coloured houses and cobbled streets, is a favourite film and stills location in Cape Town. It’s also home to quaint, authentic restaurants and a small but growing design sector. Love Cape Town has a cool insiders guide to the Bo-Kaap, featuring some great pics, to the historical suburb.

Get set savvy by training to be a PA

Media Source Africa is offering an intensive, real-world 2 day Production Assistant Training Course in Cape Town on 30th & 31st August 2017. The course is specifically designed to equip emerging filmmakers with the ability to walk onto a set with confidence. Training includes • the role of a runner/production assistant • set etiquette • crew…

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…

Cape Town gets marketing mojo at Cannes from Wesgro

The number of filming permits issued by the City of Cape Town has doubled over the past two financial years, and the city is looking to substantial increase that, according to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. de Lille’s comments come as the city seeks to make a big impact at this years’ Cannes Film…