Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF
Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme is focused around how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination...

18 Oct 2018

Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP
Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP

DISCOP launches an innovative 'shopping service' for content buyers in Africa and Middle East...

16 Oct 2018

2018 Clio Entertainment Awards announces shortlist
2018 Clio Entertainment Awards announces shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards has been released...

10 Oct 2018

New film production hub for Africa
New film production hub for Africa

With a focus on African storytelling, the African Movie Channel has launched a production hub to develop and produce movies and TV series...

9 Oct 2018

Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads
Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced influential South African film duo Faith Isiakpere and Firdoze Bulbulia as its new CEO and festival director respectively...

5 Oct 2018

Steps calls for submissions for documentary film project Generation Africa
Steps calls for submissions for documentary film project Generation Africa

Generation Africa is a documentary film project aimed at changing the narrative on migration through the stories made by African filmmakers...

4 Oct 2018

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls
The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

Andrew Bonamour
Photographer: Karl Rogers
Tiso Blackstar to play lead role in SA film sector

Tiso Blackstar Group, the owner of Business Day, will sell certain locally produced films to global and local streaming platforms, CEO Andrew Bonamour said on Thursday...

By Nick Hedley 28 Sep 2018

Agya film (Japan).
Africa in Motion announces finalists for short film competition

Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the final short list of its annual Short Film Competition...

27 Sep 2018

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

19 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria
Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria

Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie is her directorial debut...

11 Sep 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO of Kolle Rebbe Germany and #Loeries2018 film, and radio and audio jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The power of fear and boredom

Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe in Germany, second-last speaker at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, spoke of the boredom that inspired him to make the best move in his career...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2018

Wanuri Kahiu | © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Wanuri Kahiu announced as speaker

Renowned filmmaker and author Wanuri Kahiu has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria
Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Festivilia has launched its film festival distribution platform, which enables filmmakers to submit to over 500 curated film festivals...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

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NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

An actor and film crew prepare before a rehearsal in the office of Junub Open Space, a grassroots group that promotes social change in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: Thomson Reuters Foundation/ShanShan Chen.
South Sudan's 'Sosywood': Coming soon to a screen near you?

South Sudan's local film industry is thriving and hopes to shift mindsets while telling the brutal stories of its conflict-ridden history...

By Inna Lazareva 25 Jul 2018

The revenue potential of Africa's film market
The revenue potential of Africa's film market

How to unlock up to $2bn of annual box office revenues in Africa...

24 Jul 2018

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 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

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