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…

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…

South African Society of Cinematographers calls for 2017 award nominations

The South African Society of Cinematographers (SASC) has called for nominations for the 2017 Visible Spectrum Awards, which recognise the highest levels of excellence in Cinematography currently active in the South African industry. These awards celebrate and acknowledge the very best work produced by South African Cinematographers, and are an opportunity for Cinematographers to show off…

Why so much Hollywood CGI is produced outside of the USA

A New York Times magazine piece explaining why some of the most thrilling CG for Hollywood blockbuster movies is being produced all over the world, especially in London, rather than in the USA. CG is one of the creative processes that can happen anywhere there are talented artists and technicians, and the tech and fast internet required to support…

8th Durban FilmMart promotes record number of film and documentary projects

A record 22 fiction feature film and documentary projects in development from around Africa have been selected for the 8th edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July 14 to 17. A joint programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s film industry development unit, the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the…