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 criteria and application details are…

South Africa and Kenya become film buddies

South Africa and Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Cannes Film Festival that will enable filmmakers from the two countries to work together in telling the continent’s stories. Zama Mkosi, CEO of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, says that this “will provide the two countries access to filmmaking facilities and…

Submissions invited for Cape Town FilmMart

The Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival (CTWIFF)  – as much a mouthful as a glass of good Pinotage – has rebranded to become the Cape Town FilmMart (CTFM), and will run from 4-6 November. Submissions for the festival are now invited, and have to meet various selection critera.  

SA Film industry contributes R3.5 billion to the economy

Arts Minister Paul Mashatile said on Friday that the SA film industry contributes R3.5 billion to the economy, and that it provides employment to more than 25 000 people. Speaking at the release of a study on the economic impact of the South African film industry, Mashatile also added that Government was in the process of converting…

SA Film Industry’s domestic film production growing

South African films are slowly grabbing a foothold in  terms of cinema distribution, and are earning more money at the box office, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Local  films have historically typically made up 5% of the SA box office, but had moved up to 11% in 2012. About 22  local films were released in…