YouTube holds first virtual YouTube Black Africa Creators Week

YouTube is this week holding its first virtual YouTube Black Africa Creators Week, a week dedicated to engaging, educating and inspiring African creators to grow on the platform. The week-long programme includes expert-led masterclasses covering topics like assessing channel performance, engaging a...

24 Nov 2020

Nigerian local production ban draws criticism in entertainment sector

The Nigerian federal government's proposal to halt the production of Nigerian music videos, outside of the country, has garnered criticism amongst those in the country's entertainment industry. The Nigerian information and culture minister Lai Mohammed had announced the government's intention to...

19 Jul 2017

Congress FEPACI postponed to March 2013

The Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) is to hold its 9th Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa from 25-27 March 2013. First scheduled for 18-20 February, the date has now been postponed. For more, go to .

19 Feb 2013

PromaxBDA Africa 2011 announces programme
PromaxBDA Africa 2011 announces programme

The 2011 PromaxBDA Africa, sponsored by M-Net, DStv and SABC, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday 28 October 2011 under the theme 'Connect 3.0' has released the full programme schedule. Download the full programme or go to for more....

25 Oct 2011

PromaxBDA Africa Awards extends deadline
PromaxBDA Africa Awards extends deadline

The 2011 PromaxBDA Africa Awards which recognizes excellence in on-air promotion, branding and advertising has extended its deadline to Friday 26 August 2011. Awards are open to satellite, cable, broadcast television, radio stations and associated new media, their agencies and production houses who...

24 Aug 2011

Africa in Motion website attacked by malware
Africa in Motion website attacked by malware

The Africa in Motion website has been experiencing serious problems after being attacked by malware; this caused problems with the server and made it inaccessible. AiM is currently calling for submissions for the festival this year. To find out more about submitting films to the festival, contact...

20 May 2011

ROSCAR Award finalists screened in Cape Town
ROSCAR Award finalists screened in Cape Town

The ROSCAR Award Finalist Films are being screened at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town until 7 April 2011. The international and local wildlife film competition attracted 267 entries from 22 countries across the globe. The winners of the ROSCAR Awards will be announced at a gala event at Spier on...

28 Mar 2011

Tarifa PhotoAfrica contest entry deadline extended
Tarifa PhotoAfrica contest entry deadline extended

The African Film Festival of Tarifa has extended the period of submission for application forms. The new deadline is fixed on 15 March 2011. The photography contest is open to all African artists living in an African country. The best works will be part of an exhibition that will be inaugurated...

25 Feb 2011

Vodadome hosts 2010 Africa Photographic Awards ceremony
Vodadome hosts 2010 Africa Photographic Awards ceremony

The inaugural Africa Photographic Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 12 August 2010, at the Vodadome (Vodaworld) in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Official proceedings will commence at 7pm and will include a cocktail dinner with a cash bar and live entertainment. For more...

15 Jul 2010

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

CNBC Africa comments on GFC cancelled contract
CNBC Africa comments on GFC cancelled contract

CNBC Africa recently released a statement regrdaing the cancelling of an agreement between the business channel and the Gauteng Film Commission: “CNBC Africa produced a series of programmes called “Business Spotlight” with sponsorship and associated advertising via the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC)....

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention
2010 Festival of Media Awards deadline extention

The deadline for entries in the 2010 Festival of Media Awards has been extended to 5 February 2010. Organisers announced the extention due to an overwhelming response from the global media and marketing industry and many requests received for more time. The festival takes place in Valencia, Spain,...

22 Jan 2010

Namib Film represents NFC at 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show
Namib Film represents NFC at 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show

click to enlargeNamib Film, co-sponsor of the Namibia Film Project, will be representing the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) at the 2009 AFCI Locations Trade Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles from the 16 - 18 April. The company provides film production services within Namibia with...

2 Apr 2009

International radio playwriting competition deadline looms

The closing date for the BBC World Service and British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition 2009 is on 31 March 2009. Entries must consist of one-hour radio plays written by anyone living outside the UK. There are two first prizes: for the best play by a writer with English as their...

25 Mar 2009

Encounters Africa Shorts focus on love
Encounters Africa Shorts focus on love

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2008, the Jan Vrijman Fund of IDFA and the SABC this year produced five short documentary films on the theme of love with filmmakers from Malawi (Virginia Ndasowa), DRC (Makela Pululu), South Africa (Joanne Levitan), Zambia (Mali Kambandu)...

8 Jul 2008

Activating future stars

Exp. Momentum Zambia, a leading brand activation and sponsorship agency, were asked to project manage the Celtel Star Search recording process under the leadership of project director, Justin Howard, and Evans Muhanga, marketing director of Celtel. The initiative is said to be biggest musical talent...

30 May 2007

More animated Vuka!s this year

More than 160 Vuka! entries have been received this year, with an increase in the number of animated VUKA!s (as they are often cheaper to produce), as well as the first cellphone entry ever received. A panel of judges is currently adjudicating and winners will be announced at a ceremony in...

17 Nov 2006

Call for entries: Fespaco 2007

The bi-annual Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) takes place 23 February - 3 March 2007 in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. The NFVF is making a second call to all producers and directors who wish to enter their films into the festival to submit their features, shorts and...

14 Nov 2006

Combine photojourn theory with practice

Registration closes end of November 2006 for the Market Photo Workshop's year-long course in photojournalism and documentary photography, which begins in January 2007 at the Workshop's premises in Newtown, Johannesburg. Supported by Getty Images, it will consist of core modules in photojournalism,...

3 Nov 2006

Film & TV Unit wins M&G award

The Mail & Guardian last week recognised the Film & TV Unit for its contribution to youth empowerment, poverty alleviation, support of woman and transformation in the audio-visual sector with a Merit Award for Investing in Education. An independent non-profit organisation housed at Monash SA, the...

30 Oct 2006

TV documentary on Samora Machel

Under the title "A Luta Continua", a 48-minute documentary on the late Mozambican president Samora Machel is being released by African Universal Media (AUM) to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Machel's death. A Luta Continua is Portuguese for "the struggle continues", an expression that was...

13 Oct 2006

Make a film for Robbie Williams

Rockstar Robbie Williams is inviting independent filmmakers to provide a film for his track "The 80's" on his new album Rudebox. The winner, chosen by Williams and other industry greats, will win a £7500 prize, with a further prize of £7500 for the winning film as voted by the public. Enter before...

9 Oct 2006

New digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens
New digital SLR camera with interchangeable lens

click to enlargePentax has released the K10D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera, which features a large, high-performance 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD with 10.2 effective megapixels . Features includes the Pentax-developed shake reduction system; a newly developed A/D converter for converting large...

3 Oct 2006

Hood to direct Hollywood film

Gavin Hood, the Oscar-winning South African director of Tsotsi, will be directing a movie which may star Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. reports that shoots are being planned in Los Angeles, Washington, Morocco and South Africa, to start in November 2006 and for release in 2007....

2 Oct 2006

Solid PDA, Sunrise Productions merge

Solid PDA and Sunrise Productions recently announced that they will be joining forces, with the Solid PDA team to move across Cape Town to Sunrise's Westlake studio. The two computer animation houses have been sharing work and ideas for the past 18 months and Solid PDA MD, Brad Stilwell, described...

18 Sep 2006

Upping the Flint, Flame game in SA

The Refinery Johanneburg has acquired the latest versions of AutoDesk Discreet's new Flint and Flame technology (v9.5). Both systems have been fully operational since the beginning of September 2006 and are available for freelance hire. Says Colin Goldridge, senior engineer, The Refinery, "These two...

18 Sep 2006

Tshwane University of Technology students win photography competition

July 2006 saw three promising photography students from the Tshwane University of Technology selected as the winners in The South African Magazine Photography Competition. Kläre Meijer scooped first place with her entry "Future Generation"; depicting a fruit vendor's daughter clutching an orange in...

1 Aug 2006

Developing homegrown APTItude

The Animation Production Training Initiative (APTI) and its partners are calling for artists, recent fine arts, graphic design and animation graduates to apply for the second Annual APTI Internship 3D Animation Programme. This is a rigorous internship programme which offers real time on-the-job...

1 Aug 2006

How is your VUKA entry coming along?

Entries for the eighth annual MultiChoice VUKA! Awards close on 29 September 2006, with this year marking the introduction of a new short film-category, VUKA! Short Cuts. Entry forms are available from or from most major industry suppliers and post-production...

28 Jul 2006

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