#MandelaMonth

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists...

17 Jul 2018

Getty Images.
APO in exclusive Getty Images partnership

APO Group announces exclusive partnership with Getty Images for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Don Edkins, South African documentary filmmaker, producer and founder of Steps.
Academy invites well-known African filmmakers to become members

South African documentary filmmaker and producer, Don Edkins, who is also the founder of Steps, is one of the Africans that were invited this week to become members of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation that votes on the Academy Awards...

28 Jun 2018

Durban Film Mart.
Support for African women filmmakers

CaribbeanTales and Durban FilmMart Partnership 2.0 encourages African women filmmakers to think co-production...

21 Jun 2018

Cannes Lions 2018 Craft Lions winners.
#CannesLions2018: Craft Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2018 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award ceremony, with SA bringing home a Bronze Lion...

20 Jun 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO at Germany’s Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president.
#Loeries2018: "How will technology impact this year's ideas?" - Fabian Frese

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Germany's Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town...

13 Jun 2018

African TV series competition finalists announced
African TV series competition finalists announced

The Africa Channel has announced the 20 finalists in the competition for Best TV Series entered into the inaugural Zanzibar TV Series Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)...

12 Jun 2018

Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers
Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers

MultiChoice Africa announces Pan-African initiative for film and television industry, to ignite Africa's creative industries...

31 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

Record entries for Zanzibar International Film Festival
Record entries for Zanzibar International Film Festival

Official selection announced for the Zanzibar International Film Festival after record number of entries...

30 May 2018

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

23 May 2018

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival
#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2018

Durban FilmMart 2018.
16 African films, documentaries selected for Durban FilmMart

9th Durban FilmMart announces Official Project Selection for 2018 edition, including 16 films and documentaries from Africa...

18 May 2018

Africa screenwriter’s residency 2018 participants announced by Realness co-founder Elias Ribeiro.
African film residency announced at Cannes

Realness Africa screenwriter's residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film festival...

17 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream...

14 May 2018

FCAT panel.
The African diaspora fights for place in film

Actors and directors from the African diaspora in Europe fight for a place in the film world...

9 May 2018

Liberian film festival celebrates human rights
Liberian film festival celebrates human rights

To coincide with Europe Day, the European Union will launch the second film festival in Liberia...

8 May 2018

PF Jones/SABC1.
Favourite African adverts - Wes Phelan

South African creative director Wes Phelan recently picked his favourite African advert for Africa.film, a new site showcasing Africa's best videos...

8 May 2018

FCAT 2018 Feature Film winner: Poisonous Roses.
Best African feature film for 2018

Poisonous Roses by Egyptian director Ahmed Fawzi Saleh has won Best Feature Film at FCAT 2018...

7 May 2018

Touki Bouki film.
The best African films of all time

International critics have voted for the best African films of all time. 'Touki Bouki' by Djibril Diop Mambéty tops the list of best African films...

3 May 2018

Cinema rediscovered across Africa
Cinema rediscovered across Africa

Orange and Vivendi sign a partnership deal with the CanalOlympia cinema network to make the big screen more accessible to all in Africa...

30 Apr 2018

'Ouaga Girls', Tarifa-Tangiers African Film Festival
Feminism and activism feature in African film festival

Feminism and political activism are the main themes at the only festival held simultaneously in Africa and Europe...

30 Apr 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced

The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been announced...

26 Apr 2018

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

DRC documentary wins human rights award
DRC documentary wins human rights award

Documentary film recognised for highlighting human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

19 Apr 2018

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