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The 15th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival runs from 6-16 June 2013 at the Bioscope in Johannesburg and at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront and The Fugard in Cape Town.
23 May 2013: Directed by Andrew Wessels, and supported by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Blitz Patrollie has been bought by sales and production company Picture Tree International after a successful three-day run at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival's market.
Following in the tradition of 19 years of workshop throughout South Africa, including master classes at the Sithengi Film and TV Market's Talent Campus, as well as the 2012 International Kunjanimation Animation Festival, community workshops at the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa Mashu as part of their annual Kwa Mashu Film Festival, the workshop is presented by the Cape Town based The Writing Studio and hosted by Annie Malan Promotions.
With an ever-increasing demand on the limited funding resources available for filmmakers, it has become crucial to present a persuasive proposal and sound finance plan to potential funders.
This is a reminder that the National Film and Video Foundation have opened a call for proposals for first time filmmakers to make their first films
Working in partnership with the Department of Arts & Culture's National Film and Video Foundation [NFVF], the City of Johannesburg is participating at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which is currently underway in France.
A memorial service for TV and radio presenter Vuyo Mbuli will be held at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Wednesday the 22nd of May starting at 14h00, the SABC has reported.
On Saturday 15 June 2013 in Cape Town, two commissioning editors from Al Jazeera will listen to pitches from 16 African filmmakers. Each person has a maximum of five minutes to pitch their film, with an additional 10 minutes allocated for feedback and questions from the panel. Visual aids will be provided for those that have DVDs or presentations during the pitch.
Three South African films Blitz Patrollie, Khumba and Black South Easter had their market screenings at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival is currently under way, ending on the 26th of May 2013.
Durban, South Africa: Eighteen projects by African filmmakers have been selected for the finance forum of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place from July 19 to 22 during the 34th Durban International Film Festival (July 18 to 28).