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African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

Red Cherry Interactive studio used to produce ESL Africa Championships
Red Cherry Interactive studio used to produce ESL Africa Championships

Red Cherry Interactive's sister company, HD In Motion, is currently producing the first official series of the ESL Africa Championship presented by Kwese, using Red Cherry Interactive's facilities and new state-of-the-art studio...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 11 Sep 2017

Desert camelpower in action!
#Loeries2017: Stoked about camelpower

Fitting for #InnovationMonth, I chatted to Charbel Aouad, executive producer and cofounder at Dubai's Stoked, the production company behind an integrated campaign Loeries Gold and this year's integrated Grand Prix for turning horsepower into camelpower...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Sep 2017

Radisson Blu Super Breakfast (Images Supplied)
Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 Sep 2017

Lessons for production crews filming in Africa
Lessons for production crews filming in Africa

Africa travel on the fly is not an option for production crews shooting in Africa and preparation and planning is key...

31 Aug 2017

Sunu Gonera.
#CannesLions2017: “This is who we [Africans] really are” - Sunu Gonera

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Sunu Gonera of Egg Films shares his views from behind the scenes...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

Mami Wata cofounder Nick Dutton.
#CannesLions2017: “Africa's increasing role in global creative culture” - Nick Dutton

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Nick Dutton of Mami Wata shares his views behind the scenes...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jun 2017

Stories for Life inspires pan-African storytelling
Stories for Life inspires pan-African storytelling

The Hardy Boys worked closely with Creatrix to write and produce Stories for Life embodying the notion that the heard word and music are essential ways of transmitting creativity and literacy to very young children...

Issued by Creatrix 30 May 2017

FCB Cape Town’s senior strategic planner, Marthinus van Loggerenberg.
Authentic narrative for resonant branded entertainment

Branded entertainment, a particular offshoot of content marketing, can be defined as a communication effort that employs a compelling authentic narrative to achieve brand resonance...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 5 May 2017

NG climate change video, Before the Flood reaches 60 million people
NG climate change video, Before the Flood reaches 60 million people

National Geographic's climate change documentary Before the Flood has reached more than 60 million people worldwide and surpassed a record-setting one billion minutes viewed across linear, digital, streaming and social platforms...

18 Nov 2016

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is
Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is

An increasing number of our core advertising, marketing and media audience and other professional subscribers are discovering that navigating editorial offerings across Bizcommunity's 18 multi-industry portals makes good sense...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Oct 2016

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Finalists for short film and documentary competition

Africa in Motion Film Festival announces finalists for short film and documentary competition...

12 Sep 2016

OTT streaming video strategies for African service providers
OTT streaming video strategies for African service providers

Qwilt and three6five have announced a technology partnership to improve over-the-top (OTT) streaming video strategies for service providers in Africa...

22 Jan 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Oliver Hermanus
[21 Icons Season 3] Oliver Hermanus

Hermanus has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 for addressing uniquely South African social issues through cinematic commentary...

13 Jan 2016

Stuart Forrest
Film as Africa's key economic driver for 2016

Triggerfish Animation Studios CEO Stuart Forrest explains how film is transforming business on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jan 2016

Triggerfish selects entries from inaugural Story Lab
Triggerfish selects entries from inaugural Story Lab

The Triggerfish Story Lab, established with the support of the dti and the Walt Disney Company, received 1378 entries from 30 countries across Africa...

15 Dec 2015

Credit: Suicide Monkey
Turning a Little into a lot: Africa's maker culture

The maker culture's on the rise. Different from the manufacturing process where replicas are churned out, it signals a return to the basics and designing and making with a strong sense of personalisation. Here's how elements are popping up in video...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2015

CAFF 2015 features Love, Music and Resistance
CAFF 2015 features Love, Music and Resistance

The 14th Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF) kicks off on Saturday, 16 October 2015 with 'Love the One You Love'.

17 Sep 2015

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 147: Creative Director at NATIVE VML on ideas vs execution
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 147: Creative Director at NATIVE VML on ideas vs execution

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 3 September 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Christian Horsfall...

2 Sep 2015

Eight awards at this year's Durban FilmMart
Eight awards at this year's Durban FilmMart

The 2015 Durban FilmMart announced its market awards and grants at the awards and closing function, sponsored by Videovision Entertainment...

22 Jul 2015

Winners announced for the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Awards 2015
Winners announced for the Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Awards 2015

On 19 July at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, the winners were announced for the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Awards...

21 Jul 2015

New deadline for TV digitalisation
New deadline for TV digitalisation

Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have agreed on a deadline to switch off the analogue television transmissions to digital platforms...

By Phillimon Mhlanga 17 Jul 2015

Triggering the African storytellers' dream
Triggering the African storytellers' dream

If you're in any way involved in this industry, you're a natural storyteller, editor or reteller. If there's a story burning in your chest but you have no way to get it on the big screen, here's your chance...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jul 2015

Durban FilmMart announces partners and new awards
Durban FilmMart announces partners and new awards

The Durban FilmMart (DFM), which takes place from 17 to 20 July, has announced partners' awards for this year's market, with a new award being presented by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program...

8 Jul 2015

African Movie Channel to enter European TV channel market
African Movie Channel to enter European TV channel market

African Movie Channel (AMC) has partnered with Lebara to distribute on the new Lebara Play OTT TV service; this is the first time AMC is being licensed for distribution outside Africa...

2 Jul 2015

Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced
Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced

Zuku Bongo Movie awards represents the regions best in Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing and Acting. The nominations were announced at the Mini ZIFF event on Friday, 12 June in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo...

1 Jul 2015

SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline
SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline

WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are still using the analogue broadcasting signal are committed to migrate to digital broadcasting by June 2016...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Jun 2015

World Refugee Day gets ten-day mini film festival lead up
World Refugee Day gets ten-day mini film festival lead up

To honour Refugee Day on 20 June 2105, the Refugee Social Services in Durban will be hosting 'The Other People's Film Festival', a mini film festival happening in venues in and around Durban from 12 to 20 June...

11 Jun 2015

ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters
ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters

Applications are open for entries to Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015...

3 Jun 2015

Multi-screen VOD platform dedicated to content made in Africa
Multi-screen VOD platform dedicated to content made in Africa

At the occasion of the 1st edition of the DISCOP in Abidjan, EBONYLIFE TV announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW, which enables the launch of a Premium multi-screen VOD platform...

2 Jun 2015

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