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SAFTA Opening Call For Entry
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) are presented annually under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) after the industry resolved to come together in 2006. The awards were established in 2006 and are presented annually.

'Noem My Skollie' due for theatrical release 2 September 2016
The much anticapated film, Noem My Skollie, based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks is due for theatrical release 2 September 2016 in South African Cinemas.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. In 2016, the Fund was renewed with an additional $1.25 million CAD, bringing the total investment to $2.35 million.

Destiny Media partners with Moneypenny and Film Finances to train Production Accountants
With the growth in the film and television industry the shortage of film and television production accountants has been highlighted. To meet the need for more production accountants, Destiny Media Africa has partnered with Moneypenny and Film Finances to host a series of workshops for aspiring production accountants.

NFVF BACKED “FRONTIER VETS” TO AIR ON SABC 3
Green Films Pty (Ltd) have announced the licensing of the first season of the 13-part TV series Frontier Vets to SABC 3, South Africa.

CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at stimulating and developing skills for applicants who want to enter the film & TV industry.

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at building capacity by upskilling film & TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies which are not offered in South African tertiary institutions. However, Live Performance or Acting programmes are excluded.

Press Release AMAA's
HEAR ME MOVE NOMINATED 5 TIMES FOR THE 2016 AMAA JOHANNESBURG – Coal Stove Pictures' landmark feature film Hear Me Move that screened at both the Cannes and London Film Festivals has been nominated in 5 different categories for the pretigous Africa Movie Academy Awards set to take place in Port Harcourt Nigeria this Year. The 2016 AMAA awards will be held at the exclusive Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt Nigeria. South Africa's first s'bujwa dance film ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2016
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF). Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging black filmmakers. The fund has been designed for Black directors who have released fewer than five feature films.

Announcing Doc Street Radio
“Doc Street Radio will podcast one-on-one interviews with South African documentary filmmakers, masterclasses, and open pitching sessions. At times, we will also engage audiences, academics and filmmakers on the constantly changing face of documentary cinema,”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) - September 11- 12, 2016
IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing and co-production event at the Toronto International Film Festival for independent producers and industry executives developing and financing English language projects for the world market. Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US...

SABC COO workshop on local content
SABC COO Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng invites all Producers (New, Emerging as well as Established) to a discussion on Local Content.

NFVF Vacancies
The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender, star of SA drana Free State in South Africa ahead of film's release
Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender who head up the cast of the new Sallas de Jager helmed feature film, Free State, are visiting South Africa ahead of the film’s release next week.

Strategic Partners 2016
Strategic Partners 2016 (September 15–17), one of the worlds most established coproduction/ co-financing markets invites producers to submit projects, and industry organizations, to register. The deadline is June 26th, 2016.

South Africa’s First Dance Film Hear Me Move ™ wins the highly sought after PRISM Award for South African PR Campaign of the Year
The power of any media lies in it’s ability of engage with ones audience effectively. And this is particularly key when engaging the cinema going audience.

The National Film and Video Foundation Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panel


2 to 12 June 2016 portraits, human stories and activists will all be part of the new look Encounters
From the International arms deal to the late great American poet /writer Maya Angelou, this year’s Encounters International Film Festival promises to bring local audiences the very best in documentary cinema.

Tale about modern women, Mrs Right Guy, written and produced by Female team
Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by everyone.

The NFVF Announces New Funding Cycles and Online Application portal
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture provides film and video-related funding in the broad categories of Education and Training; Development, Production and Marketing and Distribution. As from the 01st of April 2016 the NFVF concluded a change from four (4) cycles to three (3) funding cycles per year.

Three South African films accepted into international animation festival
Local studios have been on tenterhooks for the last few weeks to find out if their work has been accepted into the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious animation calendar event.

An eye for fashion - Brenda Khambule on dressing the stars of Mrs Right Guy
The partnership between fashion and film has been a love affair ever since the movie industry started. Costume design is one of the most important factors in filmmaking.

New RomCom Mrs Right Guy hits cinemas on 27 May
Ticking every box for escapist romantic fantasy is the new South African romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, which opens on 27 May 2016. The film stars the delectable Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo who, downhearted and disappointed by love, has learnt to reject men long before they can get too close to her.

Local period drama FREE STATE continues winning streak and garners honours at Garden State Film Festival in New York
Multi-award winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped Best Director at the Luxor African Film Festival.

Registration opens for 7th Durban FilmMart
The 7th Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum will open for early bird delegate registration on April 4, 2016.

The National Film and Video Foundation and Traffic Events and Entertainment host Solomon Plaatjie Film Festival
Traffic Events and Entertainment supported by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and the Northern Cape Province department of Sports Arts and Culture, hosted the Solomon Plaatjie Film Festival on the 1st and 2nd of April 2016 at the Mayibuye Cultural Centre in Kimberley.

ALISON comes to SA theatres for Women’s Month
The much-anticipated hybrid feature documentary, ALISON, comes to the big screen in South Africa on 12 August 2016, for Women’s Month.

Free State scoops best director at Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt
Locally produced period drama Free State, has won the coveted Best Director award at the Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt. This marks the film’s first outing at an African festival.

Golden celebrations for a golden industry
If you were looking for the patriciate of the film and television industry, you simply had to look around the room at the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) held at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg on the 20 March 2016.

A golden night to remember!
The first night of the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) was a celebration of excellence like never before. The ceremony delivered on its promise to celebrate and honour Film and Television professionals who achieved exceptional creativity, quality and excellence.

New Special Recognition categories introduced to the 2016 SAFTAs to strengthen the diversity agenda
As part of marking the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), three new special awards have been added to the awards to recognise individuals, groups or initiatives that have contributed to the growth and development of the film and television industry in the underserviced areas as well as for the benefit of people with disabilities.

Producers of Sink announce special screenings in support of Humanitarian Organisation JAM
The producers of the new Afrikaans feature film Sink have announced special screenings in support of the international relief organisation Joint Aid Management (JAM). A portion of the ticket price will go to the organisation.

The National Film and Video Foundation releases 2015 Box Office Report
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture constantly conducts research into varying aspects of the film industry to develop a better understanding of the industry and to inform strategic focus. The foundation has therefore released its Box Office Report for the period of January to December 2015

Call for Filmmakers attending the 69th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for NFVF Markets and Festival funding
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture on a yearly basis leads a South African delegation to the Cannes International Film Festival where it facilitates the country's film presence.

New Stefan Enslin film Verskietende Ster explores healing power of music through the eyes of gifted teen
It has been said that where words leave off, music begins. The power of music to touch us emotionally and to bring light out of darkness is at the heart of ‘Verskietende Ster’, the new film by award winning filmmaker Stefan Enslin, which releases in cinemas in April 2016.

Cape Town graphic novel launches Kickstarter campaign on back of viral animation trailer
Following a groundswell of grassroots support from fans and industry alike, a group of Cape Town-based artists and animators known as Blue Forest Collective are launching a crowd-funding campaign for their graphic novel project, KARIBA.

NFVF/BLINGOLA FILMS FEMALE FILMMAKER PROJECT 2016
The concept for the Female Only Filmmaker Project is a valuable intervention by the National Film and Video Foundation, to provide recent female entrants into the industry, particularly those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, with an opportunity to make a film in collaboration with other women.

Call for Entries for shnit International Shortfilmfestival
shnit International Short Film Festival is a transnational cultural event that lights up the planet with truly exceptional short films. An open minded festival full of heart, shnit refers to each showcasing city as a playground. Bern is the most important playground since the festival was founded there.

Somizi Mhlongo and Nadia Neophytou named as SAFTAs 2016 Red Carpet Presenters! Best TV Presenter Voting Line Now Open!
Two of the country’s supreme talents have signed on as Red Carpet presenters for the South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) 2016.

Free State, the locally produced period drama has been flying the SA flag at festivals around the world.
Following the film’s international premiere at the Kolhapur International Film Festival in December 2015, it has screened at the Chennai International Film Festival, Bangalore International Film Festival, the Sangli International Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

NFVF Call for Sediba Directors Programme
South African directors who work predominantly in the film and television industry are invited by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, to participate in the Sediba Directors Programme 2016. The closing date for submission is 29th February 2016.

Happiness is a Four Letter Word sets box office on Fire!
Congratulations poured in as the highly anticipated romance Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, smashed box office expectations in cinemas in its opening 3 days, with 45 000 attendances and gross box office receipts of R2 371 782.

The NFVF announces the nominations for the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)
The day which the South African television and film industry has been waiting for has arrived! Today, 18 February 2016, the National Film and Video Foundation will announce the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, 18 March 2016 and Sunday, 20 March 2016.

Award-Winning South African drama, Sink officialy selected for 40th Atlanta Film Festival
Following its multiple awards at the kykNET Silwerskermfees last year, Bret Michael Innes’ moving drama Sink has been named as one of the first films officially selected for this year’s Atlanta Film Festival line-up which runs from 1 – 10 April 2016.

Call for documentary projects: Celebration of 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising
2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, on the 16th of June in 1976 a series of protects led by high school students erupted in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in local schools. To commemorate this iconic moment in history the NFVF has chosen this as the theme for two documentary films to be produced with the aim of screening in 2016.

Call for documentary projects: Celebration of 60th of the Women's March
On the 9th of August 1956, an estimated crowd of 20,000 women of different races marched on Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver petitions to the then-Prime Minister, JG Strijdom, against the carrying of passes by women.1 The Prime Minister was not present to receive the petitions and it took another 30 years before the pass laws were repealed.

Call For Proposals –Animation Slate
The National Film and Video Foundation invites all eligible animation studios to respond to the Call for Proposals for an animation slate

Countdown begins as adjudication process officially closes for the 10th SAFTAs
The countdown to the announcement of the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) has begun.

Internship Programme - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by the National Film and Video Foundation Act 73 of 1997 to spearhead the equitable and development of the South African Film and Video Industry. In partnership with the Media Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), eligible applicants are invited nationally to apply for internships

SAFTAs10 launches new look and dream-inspired theme, “Imagine”
For the past 10 ten years, the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), have become the paramount celebration of professionals in the industry.

NFVF Call for Projects - Cannes International Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the Cannes International Film Festival. This year’s festival has been scheduled to run from 11th until the 22nd May 2016.

Submission open for 2nd All Lights India International Film Festival
Submissions open for the ultimate Film Carnival of the world with no comparison: 2nd edition All Lights India International Film Festival - from September 24 - 27, 2016

Coal Stove Pictures invited to Emmy nominated crime drama Writers Room
The three-time primetime Emmy nominated show, “Criminal Minds”, invited Coal Stove Pictures’ Script Development Executive, Nompi Vilakazi, to spend a week working with their writers room in Los Angeles, California between January 25th – 29th 2016.

Internship Programme
The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by the National Film and Video Foundation Act 73 of 1997 to spearhead the equitable and development of the South African Film and Video Industry.

NFVF Skills Audit Workshop
The NFVF together with the service provider BluePrint will be conducting reiterative workshops for the Skills Audit.

AFDA Filmmaker shortlisted for Oscar Nomination
Nathan Rice, a student at AFDA Durban, said he was extremely humbled that he was shortlisted for a nomination. Nathan Rice’s film, Homeless, has been shortlisted for a nomination for the Student Academy of Motion Picture Awards in the best short foreign student film category.

Call for Nominations for the 10th South African Film and Television Award Lifetime Achievers – A decade of Excellence
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture extends a call to the industry to nominate the 10th South African Film and Television Awards Lifetime Achievers.

Coal Stove Pictures invited to Emmy nominated crime drama writers room
ABC's three-time prime time emmy nominated show, "Criminal Minds” invited Coal Stove Pictures’ Script Development Executive, Nompi Vilakazi, to spend a week in their writers’ room in Los Angeles, California between January 25th – 29th 2016.

REALNESS – An Africa Screenwriter’s Residency
In November 2015, Urucu Media announced the call for submissions for REALNES, a Pan African screenwriter’s residency. Thus far over 80 submissions have been received, with 40% of them coming from outside of South Africa.

Vibrant SA Film 'Ayanda' to stream on Netflix overseas and DSTV Box Office in SA
South African film Ayanda, which was acquired for distribution in the US, is now available in the US and Canada from on-demand Internet streaming media company Netflix through Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY Distribution.

The 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) – In Memoriam Call
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), under the custodianship of the National Film and Television Foundation, calls upon the SA film industry to submit names of their colleagues who passed away between March 2015 and March 2016.

Call for Youth Filmmaker Project 2016 EXTENDED - 26 Jan 2016
15 January 2016: The NFVF, KZNFC, Natives at Large in association with Jungle Works have extended application period for young filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the Youth Filmmaker Project 2016.

NFVF VACANCY - Head of Production and Development
The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Film treaty signed between South Africa and the Netherlands
The Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of the Netherlands today signed a Co-production treaty for the production of audiovisual works between both countries. Mrs Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch minister for Culture and Mr Nathi Mthethwa, the South African minister of Arts & Culture both signed on behalf of their countries.

The 2016 International Emmy® Awards Competition is now open!
The 44th International Emmy® Awards competition is now open. The deadline to enter is February 18, 2016.

Triggerfish Animation Studios has selected four features and four TV series for development
Triggerfish Animation Studios has selected four features and four TV series for development from the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, established with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company.

NFVF Quarterly Call for Application Submissions – Quarter 4
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has opened quarter 4 call for submissions of applications for funding in the areas of marketing and distribution support, and production financing. Deadline date for applications is the 15th January 2016.

Truth comes at a high cost in SA Thriller set for release in the New Year
Around the world journalists are killed in the line of duty, deliberately targeted and brutally murdered to stop them from reporting the truth. Countless others are threatened or seriously injured to silence their voice.

Stick Man to premiere at the Cape Town International Animation Festival
An animated version of Stick Man, the much-loved children’s picture book, will premiere on BBC One in the coveted 4:45pm Christmas Day slot – a prime time slot that has previously attracted 10 million viewers.

Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Youth Filmmaker Project: A partnership with the NFVF, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC), Natives at Large in association with Jungle Works
This is a call for young filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the Youth Filmmaker Project 2016.

The National Film and Video Foundation goes to KwaMashu
03 December 2015: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) participated at the KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival from Friday 04th of December until the 07th of December.

Cape Town International Animation Festival
The Cape Town International Animation Festival has announced an African premiere, multiple award winners and Oscar nominees as part of the line up for their fifth festival. Previously called Kunjanimation, the Festival runs from 18 to 21 February 2016 at the River Club in Cape Town.

Miners Shot Down Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY at the International Emmys
Miners Shot Down, the documentary that commentators have said every South Afircan should see, is again demonstrating to be resonating deeply with international audiences.

New dates for Durban International Film Festival & Durban FilmMart 2016
The annual Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and the Durtban FilmMart (DFM) have announced the dates for next year’s editions, which take place almost a month earlier than the usual July dates.

DIFF 2016: Call for Submissions
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers from across the world to submit their Short-, Documentary- or Feature Fiction films to screen in the festival from the 16 to 26 June 2016.

Action Kommandant at Carthage Film Festival


M-NET’s Magic in Motion Academy searches for class of 2016!
In 2015, the M-Net Magic in Motion Academy gave 12 top film and TV graduates the opportunity of a lifetime – to gain an in-depth, wide-ranging experience of the industry while engaging closely with some of the country’s top producers and productions.

The NFVF takes SA film to the International Emmys
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is embarking on a trip to the International Emmys leading a delegation of South Africa’s iEmmy judges

Connect4Climate and Vimeo call for action: Film a #Day4Climate action on Nov 29
Connect4Climate, the global partnership program of the World Bank Group, the online platform Vimeo, and partners have joined forces to challenge citizens around the world to film Climate Action on one day, November 29.

SA film Ayanda opens on US screens on 13 November
Hot on the heels of its screening at the 59th BFI London Film Festival in October, South African coming-of-age film Ayanda will be releasing in theatres in Los Angeles and New York on Friday, 13 November.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa embarks on African roadshow
Addis Ababa - South African Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa is currently in Ethiopia as part of a roadshow aimed at “strengthening intra-African cultural relations”.

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival announces appointment of new Director
On behalf of the Board - Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza, Mandisa Zitha, Dr. Susan Levine, Dr. Ciraj Rassool, Nodi Murphy and Steven Markovitz - Encounters is pleased to announce the appointment of Darryl Els as the Director of the Documentary Festival.

South Africa and Kenya to sign Co-Production Treaty
Two years after the National Film and Video Foundation and Kenya Film Commission signed an MoU at Cannes, South Africa and Kenya are looking to take their relationship a step further with a co-production treaty.

REALNESS - An African Screenwriters Residency - CALL FOR ENTRY
Urucu Media, under the mentorship of Berlinale Talents, in partnership with Nirox, Durban Filmmart, Restless Talent Management, The French Institute in South Africa and Institute Français's Cinémas du Monde proudly presents REALNESS, a screenwriters residency for a new generation of African cinema.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival FINALE 2015: THE WINNERS
Sunday 18th October saw shnit International Shortfilmfestival close in style as VIP guests, fans and filmmakers packed New York’s elegant rooftop event space The Skylark to celebrate the presentation of the festival’s International Awards in five categories and $100,000 in cash prizes.

Coal Stove pictures showcases at DISCOP Africa
DISCOP AFRICA , a PAN-African film and television that gathers industry heavy weights within one arena, will take place between the 4-6 November at the Sandton Convention Centre and Coal Stove Senior Partner Fidel Namisi and Head of Animation and Post Production Clare Louis will be showcasing at the event.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announces the resignation of its Head of Production and Development
Friday 30th October marked the last day of service for Ms. Vuyo Sokupa, Head of Production and Development Department at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture.

Pretoria Film recognized in USA
Good work never goes unnoticed. It seemed a safe bet for Mr. B to make efforts and attend the 6th annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival in San Francisco (SVAFF).

Sara Blecher's beautifully crafted drama, Dis Ek, Anna headed for International film festivals
The producers of Sara Blecher’s beautifully crafted, award-winning feature film Dis ek, Anna (It’s Me, Anna), which goes on release later this week, have announced that the film has been invited to a number of international festivals and will be taking to the festival circuit at the end of this month.

Call for Projects for 2016 Durban FilmMart
The Durban FilmMart (DFM) has opened submissions for projects for the 7th edition, which will take place next year.

Hear Me Move premiere on Afrostream
Afromstream a niche streaming service subscription video on demand (SoVD), that only showcases African and African-American content, and it is currently available in countries France, Belgium, Switzerland, Senegal and Ivory Coast streams South Africa’s first Dance Film Hear Me Move.

Triggerfish Story Lab announces expanded shortlist
Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1 378 entries from 30 countries across Africa.

NFVF Vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Johannesburg and Pretoria documentary film screenings with TCFF
In 2015, TCFF will take place as a travelling film festival. Moving from city to city over a four-month period from August, the social impact films in this year’s selection will be reaching new audiences. In 2015 the festival will travel to:Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Mbombela

Projects Wanted For "Kenya / South Africa Copro
Join Discop Africa for "KENYA / SOUTH AFRICA COPRO" to be launched at the Nairobi-based KALASHA International Film and TV Festval & Market (26/30 October).

Ayanda - the Movie still showing at the local cinemas
Leading Lady Productions and Real Eyes’ international success, Ayanda, premiered last week in Rosebank, and on the 02nd of October joined Tell Me Sweet Something, Die Pro, While you Were Not Looking and Schuks! Pay back the Money at the local cinemas.

Miners Shot Down nominated for an Emmy
Local documentary Miners Shot Down - which was recently released on VIDI - has scored an International Emmy Award nomination in the Best Documentary category.

Die Windpomp wins Best Foreign Film in America
The local Afrikaans favourite Die Windpomp (The Windmill) has won the Jury Award for Best Foreign film at the Long Beach international Film Festival in New York this weekend. This marks the films first award in the US, competing against over 50 internationally acclaimed films.

American Film Market 2015 - Market Readiness Workshop
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) are inviting you to an export market introduction and readiness workshop on American Film Market in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa calls for a meeting with stakeholders in the film industry
Minister Nathi Mthethwa has noted the decision of exhibitors to reduce the number of screens and performing sites at which the local romantic comedy film Tell Me Sweet Something directed by Akin Omotoso is being shown.

SA Film Ayanda scooped up by global festivals
Ayanda, the highly-anticipated new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher, and co-produced by actress and producer Terry Pheto of Tsotsi fame, is quickly building a global audience.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival Announces Jury, SA Competition Line Up 2015
For the sixth year running, shnit International Shortfilmfestival comes to Cape Town. Now in its thirteenth year globally, and featuring the best short films from every corner of the world, shnit 2015 is poised to be bigger and better than ever before.

South African composers shine. Winners selected
The shnit Realtime Composer Competition has found its winners. Congratulations to Shaun Crawford, for his INJUSTICE theme, to Laura Stevens for her REDEMPTION theme and to Greg Abrahams & Andrew Hoole for their RETRIBUTION theme. Massive thanks are extended to all who entered the competition. South African talent has never been this exciting.

“BLOOD LIONS” hits television screens in AMERICA
On 7th October, MSNBC will present the American television premiere of “Blood Lions,” a compelling documentary which takes audiences inside the so called “canned lion hunting” industry in South Africa. Blood Lions will air at 22.00 on the East Coast and at 23.00 (West Coast).

Tell Me Sweet Something; A Box Office success
28 September 2015: Tell Me Sweet Something, a Romcom directed and produced by award-winning Akin Omotoso, has been receiving rave reviews since it opened at the cinema on the 04 of September.

Thina Sobabili selected as South Africa’s Oscars entry
Thina Sobabili, a film by Ernest Nkosi, has been confirmed as South Africa’s official entry for consideration into the Annual Academy Award’s (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film category.

Trail Blazing Ellabie; a South African Originated IP, Heads to Cartoon Forum
Ellabie is one of 70 projects being pitched at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this year, a first for a South African co production. An Irish / SA animated co production is another first for SA.

Elements Film Lab launches in Cape Town
This year sees yet another exciting addition to the shnit International Shortfilmfestvial weekend: the inaugural ELEMENTS SHORT FILM LAB.

Ayanda premieres with AfricAvenir Windhoek ahead of Cinema releases in Southern Africa
Ahead of the Southern Africa cinema release, with the assistance of the FNB Foundation AfricAvenir presents the Namibian Premiere of South Africa’s “Ayanda”, directed by Sara Blecher (SA, 2015, ), on Saturday, 26 September, at the Goethe Centre.

DIS EK, ANNA TEAMS WITH PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN CAMPAIGN TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE
Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film Dis ek, Anna (It’s Me, Anna), has partnered with the recently launched Put Your Foot Down (Sit Jou Voet Neer) Foundation to promote the film’s message about taking a stand against sexual abuse.

Award-winning SA film is out on the Cinema Nouveau circuit on Friday 2 October
Funded by the National Lotteries Commission, with additional funding provided by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Film and Video Foundation, is out on the Cinema Nouveau circuit on Friday 2 October.

3rd UGU FILM FESTIVAL: IT IS NOT JUST A FESTIVAL BUT IT IS AN EXPERIENCE
It has been an exciting journey for the Ugu District community to host the 4-night Ugu Film Festival event from the 10th -13th of September 2015, and what we can say is: it is not just a film festival but it is an experience, a really good experience.

10TH South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) Deadline EXTENDED
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the South African Film and Television Awards Committee have extended the closing date for applications for the 10th South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) to the 25th of September 2015

The National Film and Video Foundation releases its Cycle 2 Funding results, calls for Cycle 3 Now open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is pleased to announce its Quarter 2 Funding results. The announcement follows the NFVF Council meetings that took place on the 31st of August and 10th of September 2015.

Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

APPLY TO EURODOC 2016
Submit your application and join the EURODOC network.

1 378 entries from 30 countries for pan-African Triggerfish Story Lab
The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series.

SAVE THE DATE: 26-30 October 2015, Nairobi, KENYA
Registration is ongoing and open for both international and local film, TV and creative players to join the Kalasha International Film & TV Festival & Market.

AYANDA bought by major US distributor
South African film Ayanda, which premiered in Los Angeles in June, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, has been picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay.

South Africa Goes to the Movies
An increasing appetite for domestic content and a rising appreciation by foreign filmmakers of South Africa as a filming location should sustain growth in the country’s entertainment industry, with the sector’s expansion set to outpace that of the broader economy in the years ahead.

The National Film and Video Foundation to position SA film industry at the Toronto International Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture has embarked on a trip to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), taking place from the 10th until the 20th of September.

TIMES MEDIA FILMS TO APPEAL DIS EK, ANNA CLASSIFICATION
Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film Dis ek, Anna (It’s Me, Anna) announced its intention to appeal the classification after the Film and Publication Board imposed a 18 LV (SV) classification on the final film.

Coal Stove Pictures finalist for KAYAFM’s BizzBoost™ Programme
Since its establishment in 2007, Coal Stove Pictures formed by three Wits University graduates, is now one of ten SMME’s that have been selected to be part of the 2015 BizzBoost™ program.

NFVF Vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Local star Christia Visser takes on courageous role to break the silence
Rising South African star Christia Visser has landed yet another lead role on a South African feature film.

NFVF Releases Mid-Year Box Office Report - 2015
The NFVF has released the South African Box Office Report for the first half of the year. The Box Office Report is a collation and analysis of data on the performance of films released in South Africa.

REMINDER: Call for submission of entries for the 10th Annual SAFTAs
NFVF calls on all local production companies to submit their entries for the 10th Annual SAFTAs. The entries opened, Thursday the 13th of August 2015 and will close on Friday the 18th of September 2015 at 16h00. Only Feature Film submissions will be extended to Friday the 16th of October 2015.

shnit Realtime Calls for SA Composers - Enter Now
New, emerging and fresh film composers, shnit International Shortfilmfestival’s Realtime Competition and the South African Film Orchestra invites you to enter your unproduced scores into the Realtime Composer Film Score Competition. Stand a chance to have your score selected as one of three to be played live at shnit’s Closing Night 2015.

Blood Lions', exposing dark underbelly of canned hunting to screen in Sydney
Documentary feature film “Blood Lions”, which exposes the ugly story of South Africa's captive breeding and canned hunting industries, will be screened in Sydney, Australia on Friday, 4 September.

Avant-Garde films capturing a painfully cool new generation in Cinemas this SEPTEMBER
A new wave of South African cinema has arrived and is winning awards at film festivals across the world. Hot young film directors are turning inwards and finding a new narrative on meaning and identity for the first free generation of post-Apartheid youth.

The NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture with KZN Film Commission and the Department of Women celebrate National Women’s Day
The celebrations took place on the 14th of August 2015 at the Kwa-Mashu Multipurpose Arts Centre. The event was celebrated under the theme: “The year of women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s agenda 2063”, which honours and celebrate the role played by women in the emancipation of the country.

New SA films opening on 28 August
Corruption, fraud and bribery make the headlines every day in South Africa, so it’s no surprise that that local filmmakers are delving into what has become a national sport in the country.

VERSKIETENDE STER TO PREMIERE AT SILWESKERMFEES
‘Verskietende Ster’, the new film directed by Darrel James Roodt, has been officially selected to premiere on 27 August, at the fifth kykNET Silwerskermfees

Parole Camp Selected for Tri Continental Human Rights Festival
Parole Camp, a documentary financed by the National Film and Video Foundation has been selected at this year's edition of Tri Continental Human Rights festival and this is the first public screening of the film since its completion early this year.

JYOTI MISTRY’S SIZZLING THRILLER IMPUNITY OPENS ON 28 AUGUST
With the themes of corruption and brutality at its centre, filmmaker Jyoti Mistry’s new film ‘Impunity’ is a profound investigation into contemporary South Africa and the seat of power.

“CUCKOLD” FEATURE FILM SECURES WORLDPREMIER AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The producers of the feature film CUCKOLD by Charlie Vundla , are pleased to announce that the film has been invited to screen as an Official Selection at the prestigious Toronto (September 2015) International Film Festival .

‘Happiness is a Four-Letter Word’ Film Adaptation Is an Example of the Growth of Black Cinema
An adaptation of Cynthia Jele’s breakthrough novel, the film follows the lives of three Black women living out their dreams.

7 de Laan Vacancies
7 de Laan is looking for a MULTICAM DIRECTOR and VISION MIXER

TIMES MEDIA FILMS INITIATE PROCESS WITH FPB TO REVIEW DIS EK, ANNA CLASSIFICATION
Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film, Dis ek, Anna has initiated the process with the Film Publication Board (FPB) to review the earlier classification imposed on the film.

Local company creates 3D sequences for international awards show
Cape Town based Formative Bespoke Stage and Production Design was recently contracted by MTV Networks in the UK to produce all screen visuals and awards animations for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg Registration
You have until Monday 31 August to register as a PRODUCER for DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg 2015, Africa's #1 multiplatform TV content market and co-production forum, and benefit from our special 50% discount offer to take part in the 3-day industry gathering from 4 to 6 November.

Call for submission of entries for the 10th Annual SAFTAs
NFVF calls on all local production companies to submit their entries for the 10th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD WINS IN PORTUGAL
Following soon after being awarded Best South African Documentary at the 2015 Durban Film Festival, Francois Verster’s THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD has also won the Best Film Award in the International Television Competition of the International Meeting of Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia – AVANCA 2015.

NFVF Receives Clean Audit
The NFVF has once again received an unqualified report from the Auditor General for the year 2014/2015.

NFVF Call for the Annual Academy Awards’ (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category are open
The National Film and Video Foundation , is once again extending a call to South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 88th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars).

Documentary Filmmakers’ Association announces new board
The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 29 July 2015 where the new DFA 2015/2016 board was voted for using an online voting system.

“BLOOD LIONS” FILM SECURES LOCAL AND GLOBAL DISRIBUTION
The producers of the feature film BLOOD LIONS, Wildlands and Regulus Vision, are pleased to announce that they have secured both local and global distribution for the film, BLOOD LIONS.

Necktie Youth Wins Best South African Film and Best Director Awards in Durban
Urucu Media's hugely anticipated drama Necktie Youth walked away with top honours at the Durban International Film Festival, winning both the best South African feature award and the international jury award for best director for director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer.

“THE ENDLESS RIVER”
The Endless River, the third film by award-winning South African director, Oliver Hermanus, made history when it was selected as the first ever South African film to compete for the top prize “The Golden Lion” award at the Venice International Film Festival.

Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2015
The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners on July 26 at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 36th edition

BRITDOC & DOCUBOX Join Forces to Launch Good Pitch 2 Kenya 2016
At this years Durban Filmmart, part of the Durban International Film Festival, a new joint initiative was announced between UK-­based documentary organisation, BRITDOC and the East African documentary film funder, Docubox.

‘Co-Producing with Brazil’
South Africa is currently in the process of signing a co-production treaty with Brazil, a lengthy process which commenced five years ago. On 20 July, in light of the impending agreement, South Africa’s NFVF and Ancine – the Brazilian National Cinema Agency – presented a panel discussion titled ‘Co-Producing with Brazil’ at the 6th Durban FilmMart.

Qubeka, Manzi Join Spier Films to Develop Production Slate
The Award winning Director and Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed OF GOOD REPORT (winner of 7 SAFTAs in 2014), Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Lwazi Manzi, have joined forces with Spier Films to develop and produce a number of new films through both Spier Films and a new joint venture called Mercurial Pictures.

South African directors selected for the Cannes SA Film Factory
DW (France) and Zidaka (South Africa), in partnership with the KZN Film Commission, the NFVF, and the Cannes Quinzaine Directors Fortnight, are pleased to announce the selection of the four South African directors.

South African directors selected for the Cannes SA Film Factory
DW (France) and Zidaka (South Africa), in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and the Cannes Quinzaine Directors Fortnight, are pleased to announce the selection of the four South African directors.

It was all happening at the Durban International Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation, an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture was partner to the Durban International Film Festival which closed last week in Durban.

Triggerfish launches $3.5m pan-African Story Lab
After the international success of its first two feature films, Triggerfish Animation Studios is establishing The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and The Walt Disney Company.

Youth Incubator Film Makes Its Debut at The Durban International Film Festival
Rights of Passage is an anthology of 8 short films linked by a thematic thread and African proverbs. Directed by first time filmmakers the film has been Officially selected in Competition to participate in the international feature section of the 36th edition of the Durban International Film Festival.

Restless Talent Management to Reprise The Restless Pitch at DIFF 2015
Restless Talent Management, the first global management company to focus on African talent, will be hosting its Restless Pitch event for the second time at this year’s 6th edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM), a Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and the Durban Film Office (DFO) developmental initiative for African filmmakers which is funded by the City of Durban.

Urucu Media launches inaugural South African edition of Cannes prestigious La Semaine de la Critique at DIFF 2015
In the interests of cultivating an audience sector that appreciates unique cinematic voices and groundbreaking filmmaking, Urucu are proud to announce that they have partnered with Cannes’s La Semaine de la Critique to host a dynamic selection of the top films emerging from La Semaine de la Critique in recent years.

Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Acclaimed Debut Film Necktie Youth to Make Local Debut at The Durban International Film Festival
After a successful international film festival circuit run, the critically acclaimed film Necktie Youth will be making its local debut at the Durban International Film Festival.

Apply to EURODOC 2016
EURODOC is a training programme specifically designed for co-producing creative documentaries at the international level, a documentary think-tank covering a wide variety of narrative styles and production modes with the aim of defending the documentary genre.

The National Film and Video Foundation supports Durban International Film Festival
The NFVF will from the 16th of July participate at Africa’s biggest international film festival, the Durban International Film Festival. The festival takes place from Thursday the 16th and runs until Sunday the 26th of July 2015.

International Emmy Semi Final judging hosted at the National Film and Video Foundation
The National Film and Video Foundation in partnership with Light and Dark Films hosted the semi-final round of judging of the International Emmys on Tuesday 07th July 2015 in Johannesburg.

NFVF Quarter two Call for Application Submissions
The NFVF is calling for submissions of applications for funding for Quarter two. The areas of funding application include: training, marketing and distribution support and development and production financing. Deadline date for applications is the 14 August 2015.

"As I Am", official selection at Zanzibar International Film Festival
Film director and screenwriter Sihle Hlophe’s short film, “As I Am” has been selected for the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). ZIFF is the longest running film festival in East Africa, with global credibility and instant Pan-African recognition.

Durban FilmMart 2015 announced partners’ awards for this year’s market
The Durban FilmMart (DFM), the joint initiative of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and Durban Film Office (DFO) the film industry development arm of the City of Durban, which takes place from July 17 to 20, has announced partners’ awards for this year’s market, with an exciting new award being presented by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

Ugu Film Festival 2015
Story telling has been in the fore front of celebrating our culture and heritage as Africans, Our fore fathers used storytelling to convey a message with enlightening and encouraging messages as well as to tackle subjects which were deemed taboo in our communities.

The NFVF took film to Grahamstown National Arts Festival
NFVF once again hosted the National Arts Festival’s film component. The festival, which took place in Grahamstown from the 02nd to the 12th of July 2015. The NFVF participation commenced on Tuesday 07th and ran until the 10th of July.

NFVF Call for applications - South Africa-Brazil Co-production Forum
The NFVF invited South African filmmakers to apply for the South Africa-Brazil Co-production Forum to be held at the Durban Film Mart during the Durban International Film Festival. Durban International Film Festival takes place from the 16th until the 26th July 2015.

Tell Me Sweet Something to Premiere at KwaMashu, Durban
The NFVF funded romantic comedy Tell Me Sweet Something will make its premier debut at KwaMashu on the 25th of July during the Durban International Film Festival. The Durban International Film Festival runs from the 16th until the 26th of July 2015.

36th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 16-26 JULY 2015
This July sees the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) return for its 36th year of cinematic celebration. From 16 to 26 July, the city will be illuminated by the wonder and diversity of global cinema, with over 200 screenings in 9 venues across the city.

NFVF Fiction Slate Funding Call for Proposals
The National Film and Video Foundation invites all eligible production companies to respond to the Call for Proposals for Fiction Slate Funding.

Backsberg Audience Choice Award for The Shore Break at Encounters
It was announced that Ryley Grunenwald’s The Shore Break, won the prestigious Backsberg Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film.

Videovision Entertainment premieres Six Films at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival
Videovision Entertainment announced that it will premiere six films at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from July 16 to 26.

20-years-in-the-making doc invited to London festival
London’s Black Filmmaker International Film Festival (bfmiff 2015) has invited the feature documentary “When I Was Water” to screen in Tottenham at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Talents Durban 2015 Participants Announced
The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to announce the participants of the 8th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Iziko Museums of South Africa Vacancies
Iziko is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse workforce.

NFVF Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panels: Fiction & Training
NFVF Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panels: Fiction & Training

NFVF Female Filmmaker Project Films Selected for DIFF
NFVF is pleased to announce that four films from its Female Filmmaker project have been selected to screen at the Durban International Film Festival

NFVF Attends Annecy
NFVF partnered with Animation South Africa leading a South African delegation of 40 animation filmmakers at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival held in France.

Notice to Media: Durban International Film Festival
Accreditation is now open for both the Durban FilmMart (17-20 July 2015) and the Durban International Film Festival (16-26 July).

Contemporary SA Film To Premiered At Los Angeles Film Festival On 13 June
Ayanda had its world premiere in Los Angeles on 13 June, where it screened in competition at the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival, which had a line-up of 74 feature films from around the globe.

S.A Animation Draws Big Attention at International Festival
Animation South Africa, with the financial assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (D.T.I), Gauteng Film Commission (G.F.C), WESGRO and the N.F.V.F (National Film and Video Foundation) took an impressive 40-strong delegation of local animators, producers, writers and directors to the Annecy International Animation Festival this month.

Audience Research on SA Film Presented at Encounters
As part of the Encounters programme the NFVF hosted an Industry Engagement session on the 5th of June, in which there was another opportunity to engage with industry and present the Audience Research findings.

Upcoming RPAS Workshops
The SACAA wishes to conduct RPAS workshops nationally to introduce newly developed rules and regulations.

Announcement of Quarter One NFVF Funding Applications
NFVF wishes to announce that the quarter one funding application approvals will be delayed.

Four Corners, A South African Success Story
The NFVF funded and South African produced film Four Corners has been receiving resounding success both locally and internationally.

Entry for the Word’s Smallest Film Festival Are Now Open
Submissions for the World's Smallest Film Festival (WSFF), an online component of the Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) set in Canada’s Niagara region, are now being accepted.

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Marketing and Communication
NFVF Vacancy: Head of Marketing and Communication

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Production and Development
NFVF Vacancy: Head of Production and Development

Industry Events at the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
Industry Events at the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 4-14 June 2014, Cape Town and Johannesburg

NFVF Filmmaker Project to Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival.
The NFVF’s Youth Filmmaker Project, Rights of Passage film has been selected to participate in the Durban International Film Festival, taking place from 16-26 July 2015.

Key Dates for OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF)
Timelines/deadlines for OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF)

Future Sound of Mzansi streaming worldwide on Thump on Vice
Future Sound of Mzansi is being streamed over three episodes on Thump, VICE’s electronic music and culture channel. Thump is screening Future Sound of Mzansi to its two million unique visitors, across nine global channels and with translations into six languages.

2D-Animated ‘Kariba’ Short Film to Premiere at Annecy
Courtesy of Cartoon Brew, a team of artists from South Africa (known as the Blue Forest Collective) are putting together a hand-drawn feature titled Kariba. The project will be pitched as a short film, where it will compete at Annecy’s MIFA market as part of a call for entries from South Africa.

BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015: Final Call for Submissions
One week left to enter the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in our final call for submissions.

The Shore Break to co-premiere at Encounters and DIFF
The Shore Break will have its South African co-premiere at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in June 2015 and at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in July 2015

NFVF Calls for Film and TV Students to apply for its National Bursary Scheme
NFVF Calls for Film and TV Students to apply for its National Bursary Scheme

Al Jazeera Pitching Forum Call at the 17th Encounters Documentary Festival
Encounters, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg during the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival on 10th June 2015.

Global Exhibition on Services (GES)
The GES serves as a platform to enhance strategic cooperation and develop synergies between players of the services sector in India with their Global counterparts.

South Africa launches the Cannes SA Film Factory at the Cannes Film Festival
20 May 2015 marked a very important day on the South African filmmaking calendar; the launch of the Cannes South Africa Film Factory.

Official Project Selection for the 6th Durban FilmMart Announced in Cannes
Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July 17 to 20, 2015.

Durban FilmMart 2015 Early Bird Registration
Now in its 6th edition, the DFM, which takes place from July 17 to 20, is a joint programme of Durban Film Office, the City’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) as an endeavour to raise the visibility of African cinema, stimulate production on the continent, and facilitate project collaboration between African filmmakers.

South African films screened at Cannes
While in Cannes the NFVF together with KZN Film Commission screened two South African films selected for Cannes market screening. The screening schedule comprised a South African Showcase, which highlighted all the films; and market screening of two local films Ayanda and Stone Cold Jane Austen.

Africa's Top Documentary Festival Announces First Films
The 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, running from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg, has announced the first films that will be screened at the festival.

Destiny Media & 75 Films to Produce Mzansi Women Film Festival
Destiny Media is proud to announce their partnership with 75 Films and Constitution Hill to produce the 2nd edition of the Mzansi Women Film Festival

South African Television Production Skill Stands Tall In Tough Hollywood Competition ‘The Book Of Negroes’ Nominated For Critics’s Choice Television Award.
The international television miniseries “The Book of Negroes”, which was produced last year under the Official South African/Canadian Co-production Treaty, has been nominated in two categories in the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be hosted on May 31st by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival
NFVF hosted the We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival from 8th to the 9th of May 2015 at the University of Limpopo

NFVF Vacancy: Project Manager – South African Film and Television Awards
NFVF Vacancy: Project Manager – South African Film and Television Awards

NFVF Vacancy: Project Coordinator South African Film and Television Awards
NFVF Vacancy: Project Coordinator South African Film and Television Awards

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission attends Cannes Film Festival
In its second year of operations The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) is attending the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

ATFT Readiness Workshop on Sheffield Documentary Festival
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) are inviting you to an export market introduction and readiness workshop on Sheffield Doc Fest in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Tri-Continental Film Festival Call for SA Entries
In 2015, TCFF is changing the way they do things. They are running a travelling film festival that will visit five cities – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Grahamstown and Mbombela

South African film industry to be positioned at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival
The NFVF, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (KZN Film Commission) is leading a South African delegation to the Cannes Film Festival.

The NFVF Release Co-Production Report
The National Film and Video Foundation presents the annual co-production activity report for 2014.

Zenhq Films Screens Three of Six SA Films Showing in Cannes
Of the six South African films screening at the Marche Du Film in Cannes this month, three are from Cape Town production company ZenHQ Films.

The Two of Us. People’s choice premiered in Namibia
On the occasion of South Africa’s Freedom Day Celebrations, AfricAvenir presents the Namibian Premiere of South Africa’s “The Two Of Us”

The National Film and Video Foundation Attend Tribeca Film Festival
The NFVF along with the DTI ATFT, lead a South African delegation at the Tribeca Film Festival. The festival ran from 20th- 26th April.

The NFVF Presents Award Winner Brenda Ngxoli with Golden Horns
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) on behalf of the South African Film and Television Awards presented South Africa's shining star Brenda Ngxoli with her SAFTAs Golden Horn trophies.

Groundbreaking Audience Research on SA Film
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture has commissioned groundbreaking research to create an understanding of South Africa’s audience landscape and attitudes to local film.

National Film and Video Foundation’s (NFVF) statement on the Xenophobic attacks
National Film and Video Foundation’s (NFVF) statement on the Xenophobic attacks

68th Cannes International Film Festival – NFVF Call to Register
All filmmakers and delegates attending Cannes requested to register with the NFVF in order to be included in all South African activities, marketing and promotions of SA films.

Festival Success for "The Dream of Shahrazad"
The past three weeks have seen Cape Town filmmaker Francois Verster's documentary film The Dream of Shahrazad enjoying hugely successful launches in both Egypt and the United Kingdom.

2015 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Call for Entries
Each year the Academy's Foundation administers the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, designed to motivate novice writers under the age of 30 outside of the United States.

NFVF Quarter One Call for Application Submissions
The NFVF is calling for submissions of applications for funding for Quarter One.

NFVF Vacancy
Job opportunity as a Production and Development Manager at the NFVF

NFVF Vacancy: Production & Development Coordinator: Fiction
NFVF Vacancy: Production & Development Coordinator: Fiction

NFVF Vacancy: Production and Development Manager: Documentaries
NFVF Vacancy: Production and Development Manager: Documentaries

The National Film and Video Foundation Attends Bojanala Film Week
The Annual Bojanala Film Week kicked off 25th March, and ran till the 28th of March. The NFVF is pleased to announce that once again took part in the Film Week.

SA Fashion Week inspired…by Marvel
Six designers first in Africa pay tribute to iconic Avengers characters

And the SAFTAs Winners for 2015 are …
South Africa’s own glittering award ceremonies for film and television enthralled audiences this past weekend. Two star-studded evenings saw big names from film and television, celebrities, entertainment industry leaders and prominent officials come out to honour the winners of the 9th annual SAFTAs.

Miners Shot Down wins at FESPACO
South African filmmaker Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down scooped the Jury’s first prize at FESPACO

“AS I AM” Selected For FIFF
Film director and screenwriter Sihle Hlophe’s short film, “As I Am” was selected for the 29th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF).

The National Film and Video Foundation appoints new leadership
In its mission of ensuring the growth and promotion of the local film industry the NFVF is proud to announce the appointment of new executive management.

The NFVF release January – December 2014 Box Office Report
The NFVF continually conducts research into varying aspects of the film industry. The researches are conducted in order to develop a better understanding of the industry. The foundation has therefore released the Box Office report for the January – December 2014 period.

NFVF congratulates all SAFTAs Nominees
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) would like to congratulate all the nominees of the SAFTAs.

SAFTAs Best Presenter Public Vote Now Open
The 9th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) has introduced a new Best Presenter Award and the public will decide which presenter receives the award.

Nominees for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Announced
It is official, the nominees for the 09th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony last night at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg.

Invitation to Tender
Invitation to Tender for Digital distribution platform for South African Film

South African Film Industry Goes to Rio
A delegation of 20 emerging South African filmmakers will be going to the Rio Content Market in Brazil.

The Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival - Call for Applications
The second annual IMSFF is taking place from 2 - 5 July 2015, and short films will be screened over a four-day period at the Atterbury Theatre in the Lynnwood Bridge Complex

Feature Documentary From The Academy Award Winning Makers of Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire Screens at Jozi Film Festival 2015
Jozi Film Festival is pleased to announce that the director of Garnet’s Gold, British filmmaker Ed Perkins, will be in Johannesburg for this year’s festival.

SAFTAs Nominee Announcement Date
The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) are pleased to announce that the Final Phase of judging has been finalised and that the announcement of the nominees for the 9th annual SAFTAs will take place on the 24th of February 2015.

Invitation to Tender
The NFVF invites suitable companies and/or service providers to submit proposal for The Film Centre Infrastructure Project Tender.

68th Cannes International Film Festival Attendance- Call for Applications
The NFVF invites filmmakers who will be participating and attending the 68th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance.

SAFTAs In Memoriam- National Film and Video Foundation
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), under the custodianship of the National Film and Television Foundation, calls upon the SA film industry to submit names of their colleagues who passed away between March 2014 and February 2015.

“Miners Shot Down” has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
South African documentary film, Miners Shot Down, has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice, 2015.

shnit International Short Film Festival Call for Entry
The submission for the International Competition is open until 1 June 2015. Please read the Regulations 2015 carefully and fill in the Entry Form.

Vacancies at Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko Museum is seeking to appoint motivated employees in various positions

SA's first dance movie heading to local screens this month
South Africa’s first movie showcasing the country’s dance talent and local youth embracing their identities 20 years after democracy will be premiered on local screens later this month.

Four Corners, Hear Me Move and Cold Harbour Selected for Competition at PAFF
The National Film and Video Foundation is pleased to announce that three NFVF funded films Four Corners, Hear me Move and Cold Harbour have been selected to screen and compete at the 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).

The Doc Shop Playlist 2015 – Call for entries
The National Film and Video Foundation is compiling a South African playlist of documentaries with up to 50 titles for The Doc Shop for the second year.

Call for Filmmakers to Attend the Business Model Canvas Workshops
The Documentary Filmmakers' Association in partnership with the Canadian Film Center (CFC) Media Lab, the National Film and Video Foundation, and the Durban FilmMart are hosting one-and-a-half day workshops on the powerful Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers.

The Film and Television industries mourn the passing of Simba Mhere
It was in 2010 when Simba Mhere's television career started to flourish, this was the year Simba won the Top Billing Presenter Search.

Call for nominations for the 09th South African Film and Television Award Lifetime Achievers
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extend a call to the industry to nominate the 09th South African Film and Television Awards Lifetime Achievers.

Khumba tops a million tickets in China
The second animated feature from Cape Town based Triggerfish, KHUMBA, has now had over a million theatrical admissions in China where it was released on December 31st.

New Offbeat Afrikaans Romantic Comedy Strikdas – ‘N Familie Gedoente Set For Release on 3 April 2015
Strikdas – ‘n Familie Gedoente is distributed by Indigenous Film Distribution and releases nationally on 3 April 2015.

NFVF funded short film, “As I Am” has been selected for the 23rd edition of the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).
This will be the world premiere of the film, which first screened at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2014. “As I Am” is director and screenwriter Sihle Hlophe’s fiction directorial debut.

Miners Shot Down Continues to Create Waves in the Festival Circuit
Miners Shot Down has been nominated for competition at two of Africa’s most prestigious film festivals: Luxor in Egypt and FESPACO in Burkina Faso.

Call for Entries to Encounters Documentary Producers’ Lab 2015
Encounters, with the support of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund, will host a Producers Lab to support teams from 7 documentary companies to gain skills and tools necessary to operate optimally on the international scene.

South African Films Participate at the Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 5 to 15 February 2015 and around 400 films will be shown. Among those films are 7 South African supported films.

Funds for Quarter 3 have been released
The National Film and Video Foundation is pleased to announce that NFVF Quarter 3 funding decisions have been released.

Tender Notice
The NFVF invites suitable service providers to submit proposal for the UK Seasons Marketing and Promotions Project 2014-2016

68th Cannes International Film Festival – NFVF Call for Projects
NFVF will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 13th - 24th May 2015.

Africa Movie Awards Call for Entries 2015
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short or documentary for the 11th edition which takes place in 2015.

Scatzy.com calls for South African film and television content
Scatzy.com is open for business and able to provide 5000 library facilities and 120 million library cardholders in the USA and Canada with film and television content from South Africa.

NFVF/BLINGOLA Films Female Filmmaker Project 2015/16
The NFVF calls for female filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the Blingola filmmaker project 2015/16.

Quarter 3 Funding Approvals Announcement Further Delayed
Quarter 3 funding approvals announcement further delayed due to unforeseen circumstances

Durban International Film Festival 2015 call for entries
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is calling for film submissions.

Applications for NFVF and MICT SETA Internship Programme
Eligible applicants are invited nationally to apply for the NFVF and MICT SETA Internship Programme.

Story Telling, Entertainment and Truth in Documentary
The desire to hear and tell stories has been a feature of all societies from time in memorial. Indeed, the right to tell stories in an unhindered, uncensored manner is considered by many as a fundamental human right.

2015 International Emmy® Awards Competition is now Open!
The International Emmy® Awards competition was founded with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and presents International Emmy® Awards in twenty-one categories.

Vacancies: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage

Delay in Announcement of Quarter 3 Funding Approvals
The National Film and Video Foundation Council held its scheduled meeting on 4 December 2014, where amongst other matters, funding applications for the third quarter submissions were tabled.

NFVF Vacancy: Legal & Compliance Officer
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Legal & Compliance Officer

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Production and Development
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Head of Production and Development

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Marketing and Communications
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Head of Marketing and Communications

The Filmmakers Behind ALISON
Alison is a documentary featuring inspirational South African Alison Botha and is built around an intimate interview with Alison.

Triggerfish Gets Special Recognition Award From Premier
The creators of animated feature films, Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba received an unexpected honour when Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille

The NFVF to Conduct Workshops at KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is once again proud to support the KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival taking place in KwaMashu from the 05th until the 14th of December 2014.

SAFTAs 2015 Judging Chairpersons Announced
The National Film and Video Foundation and the South African Film and Television Awards committee are proud to present the two judging Chairperson for the 9th Annual SAFTAs.

NFVF Hosts Gauteng Workshop
The NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will be hosting a three (3) day workshop for all young, eager and aspiring filmmakers in Gauteng.

South African Film “Flatland” Awarded Support By The World Cinema Fund
All-female western-adventure film, Flatland, has been selected to receive production funding from the World Cinema Fund.

NFVF and Delegates Attend the iEmmys
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture as well as other industry players will be traveling to the 42nd International iEmmy Awards Gala

Dr Ruth S Mompati Film Festival
The inaugural Dr Ruth S Mompati Film Festival takes place in Vryburg, from 28 to 30 November, 2014.

The NFVF announces the six Blingola Filmmaker Project 2013/14 / Female Only Filmmaker Project
The NFVF is proud to present six (6) short films by Emerging South African women under the theme Negotiating Spaces.

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie In The Packet
“You don’t even know, what you don’t know,” was Chisanga Kabinga’s lament about being a first time producer.

Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking is looking for a Chief Operations Officer
Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, the multi-award winning NGO film school, is looking for a Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Out In Africa Film Festival
The final Festival of 2014, with the support of the NFVF,will takes place from Thursday the 13th of November to Sunday the 16th of November, at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank and the V&A Waterfront.

Durban FilmMart call for film project submissions
The annual Durban FilmMart is calling all African filmmakers to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections which opened on the 31st October and closes on the 15th February 2015.

NFVF Quarterly Call for Application Submissions
The NFVF is calling on the next quarterly submissions of applications for funding in the areas of training, marketing and distribution support, script development and production financing.

NFVF Funded Students Win at Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Two NFVF funded students have won best short in the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.

2015 Hot Docs Forum Submission Guidelines Now Available
The submission guidelines and FAQs are now available for the 2015 Hot Docs Forum.

Double International Win for South African movie, Four Corners
Ian Gabriel's South African thriller Four Corners achieved a double win at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival where it played in competition with films from the USA and around the world.

NFVF Funded The Dream of Shahrazad Selected for IDFA Masters
The Dream of Shahrazad has been selected for the prestigious Masters programme of the 2014 edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Feature Film Entry Deadline for the SAFTAs is Fast Approaching
The NFVF would like to remind all filmmakers that the closing date for Feature Film entries for the SAFTAs is the 30th of October 2014.

Hear Me Move Joins SA Freedom Tour
Hear me Move, SA’s first dance feature film is excited to be part of South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour – a truly ground breaking season of South African films that will screen in cinemas across the UK

Call for Proposals for The SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015
The British Council and the South African Department of Arts and Culture are launching an open call for proposals from artists and institutions to be part of the SA-UK Seasons project.

Hard To Get Closing Movie at AFRIFF
The organisers of the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have recently announced that Hard To Get, from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli, will be the closing night movie at the festival.

NFVF Vacancy
Vacant Position; Project Coordinator (Fixed-Term Contract)

NFVF Vacancy
Vacant Position: Project Coordinator (Fixed-Term Contract)

Shnit International Shortfilmfestival Cape Town: The Winners
shnit Cape Town came to a rousing end Sunday 12 October at The Labia Theatre, where Jury President Gavin Hood presented the Made in South Africa award to Tyron Janse van Vuuren for his confident and stylish character-study, Preparation.

“Celebrating Twenty Years of Democracy: Australia’s contribution to the New South Africa”
The Australian High Commission, together with the University of Pretoria, is pleased to launch a new photographic exhibition titled “Celebrating Twenty Years of Democracy: Australia’s Contribution to the New South Africa”.

Call for Entries Aluta Film Festival 2015
The organisers of the Aluta Film Festival are calling for entries from South African and International filmmakers for 2015.

Micro Budget Film Fund & Development Film Fund Submissions for 2015 open
The Durban Film Office is kick-starting their next round of submissions for their Micro Budget Film and Development Film Fund programmes.

SCOUT Location Public Workshop a Huge Success
The Durban Film Office has created a new location scouting mentorship and development programme known as SCOUT dedicated to young and previously disadvantaged local filmmakers.

NFVF Supported Films To Appear and Compete In The IDFA 2014 Competition
Made with the support of the NFVF, The Shore Break, Unearthed and The Dream of Shahrazad were selected to appear in the IDFA 2014 Competition.

SAFTAs 2015 Judging Process Kicks Off
The 1st of October 2014 marked the start of the judging process for the SAFTAs 2015 to be held on the 19th and 21st of March 2015.

iNumber Number and Hard to Get to screen at Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) 2014
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is this year taking the best of South African films and talent to Macufe. The NFVF’s participation commences tomorrow 07th October 2014 with the screening of iNumber Number at 7pm, NuMetro, Waterfall Mall.

Entries Closed for the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF)Pilot Film Proposals
The 19th of September marked the closing date for the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF), an initiative created by the NFVF and the IDC.

Durban Film Office Announce First Grantees of its Development Fund and Micro Budget Film Programme
The very first grantees of the Micro Budget Film and the Development Funding Programmes were awarded at a special Durban Film Office event.

Musiek Vir Die Agtergrond Has Been Selected For The Mumbai International Film Festival
The award winning South African film, Musiek vir die Agtergrond (Background Music) will be an official selection during the 2014 Mumbai International Film Festival (MAMI) in India.

Vacant Positions at 7de Laan
Vacant positions for Head Writer and Creative Director at 7de Laan

Elelwani, The First Tshivenda Film Selected as South Africa’s Oscars Entry
Ntshavheni wa Luruli’s film, Elelwani was yesterday, 30th September 2014 confirmed as South Africa’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Annual Academy Awards.

Vacancy - Production and Development Manager: Fiction
The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Cinema Nouveau Launches Exciting New Initiative to Encourage Local Filmmakers to Submit a Short Film
Ster-Kinekor’s art-house chain of cinemas, Cinema Nouveau has launched an exciting initiative to support and encourage local filmmakers to create and submit original content in the form of a short film, no longer than ten minutes in duration.

NFVF Approved Projects 2014 – 2015: Cycle 2
List of approved NFVF projects for 2014-2015

Durban’s First Film Location Scouting Programme Launches Soon
The Durban Film Office is excited to launch SCOUT, the first location scouting mentorship and development programme in Durban.

Request for Proposals:Durban Film Office Micro Budget Film Programme Coordination
Request for Proposals: Durban Film Office Micro Budget Film Programme Coordination

SAMCAP Offers Financing Solutions for Film and TV
SAMCAP offers fast and secure interim/bridge financing, rebate financing, and gap financing for television and film projects being shot in South Africa.

Four Corners Marks 20 Years of Democracy at Countrywide UK Screenings
The South African award winning thriller Four Corners has been invited to screen as part of a special UK film tour designed to bring attention to South Africa's 20 Years of Democracy.

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme launches
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies yesterday launched the South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) offices in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Berlinale Co-Production Market: Experienced Producers and “Berlinale Directors” May Submit New International Feature Film Projects until October 22
Until October 22, experienced producers from around the world may submit new feature film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015.

CALL FOR WRITERS! International Production for local and international broadcast.
TOP ACTOR SA producers are looking for emerging South African scriptwriters to provide short scripts (10 min maximum) to be utilized in this groundbreaking, competitive reality series.

Afrikaans drama 'Sink' set for 2015 Production
Anel Alexander and Johan Kruger are teaming up to adapt ‘Rachel Weeping’, a soon to be released novel by best-selling local author Brett Michael Innes, into an Afrikaans feature film provisionally entitled ‘Sink’.

National Film and Video Foundation to conduct a South African Audience Research
The research will provide much needed market intelligence to provide insight into consumer choices and preference. This will go a long to create a balance between production and consumption.

Call for The Annual Academy Awards’ (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category now open
It is that time of the year when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extends a call to South African Filmmakers to submit their films for The Annual Academy Awards (Oscars).

South Africa’s participation at Toronto International Film Festival increases
South Africa will have an increased participation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year with more than 30 Filmmakers, supported by the National Film and Video Foundation and the Department of Trade and Industry in attendance.

Applications for the Position of Assessor and Course Designer for the Sediba Screenwriting Training & Development Programme
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is looking for applicants to fill the position of Assessor and Course Designer for the Sediba Screenwriting Training & Development Programme.

Hard To Get In BFI London Film Festival Line-Up
Local movie Hard To Get has been selected to screen at the prestigious London Film Festival in October.

Invitation for Filmmakers: Now is the time for your voice to be heard and secure the future of the SA TV production Industry for years to come!
SOS is working with SASFED to do an URGENT industry engagement process around ICASA’s local content decision document which till a few moments ago required comment by the 10th of September, but now we understand the deadline has just been postponed a bit!

Catch Hard To Get at Cinemas Countrywide
Catch the gripping roller coaster ride of a film, Hard to Get at cinemas countrywide starring Thishiwe Ziqubu, Pallance Dladla, Israel Makoe and Paka Zwedala. Directed by Zee Ntuli.

The Future of Television is at DISCOP Africa
In such a vibrant context, the annual DISCOP Africa market has become the most important annual pan-African industry gathering, bringing together the driving forces behind the continent’s multi-platform television and digital content businesses.

The NFVF and IDC have opened a call for Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Pilot Film proposals
July 2014 marked an important milestone in the film industry when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) announced the launch of Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Homemade Films Producing Soul City
Over 20 years, Soul City has built a proud history of launching new production companies into the South African industry. Homemade Films, run by Catharina Weinek and Mmabatho Kau with more than 30 years’ collective experience, has now taken up the baton to deliver a new season of this much-loved South African drama series, airing from 15 July.

NFVF Bursary Closing Date
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites prospective students to apply for its bursary scheme. The deadline for applications for is the 29 August 2014, at 12 noon.

South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) Deadline EXTENDED
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the South African Film and Television Awards Committee have extended the closing date for applications for the 09th South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) to the 28th of August 2014.

Minister Rob Davies Enhances Relations between South Africa and Major United States Film and Television Studios
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies said the film sector in South Africa has been making significant progress across the board. He was briefing the media in Pretoria on his visit to Hollywood, Los Angeles in the United States.

AfricAvenir & SA High Commission celebrate 20 Years of Freedom with the screening of “Felix”
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom since the first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, AfricAvenir Windhoek and the South African High Commission present the screening of the feel-good movie “Felix”, directed by Roberta Durrant

NFVF celebrates women’s month in style
The 13th of August marked the annual National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) 2014 women’s day celebration event.

Walk for Whiplash - Creating community around a brave film
Local filmmaker Meg Rickards plans to walk 26 km tomorrow, 8 August, from the Cape Town City Hall to Muizenberg, dressed in a petticoat and with painted-on bruises.

Stars shine at Between Friends premiere in Johannesburg
Audience reaction to Zuko Nodada’s “Between Friends” was just what the director wanted at last night’s première of the South African university reunion movie, which was hosted by SAFACT, CIPC and Indigenous Film Distribution and held at Ster-Kinekor -The Zone in Rosebank.

Local Films show an increase in revenue at the Box Office
The National Film and Video Foundation has released its South African Box Office Report for the first half of the year. The report shows that local productions generated R33 million in revenue, up 43% from the same period in 2013 which generated R23 million.

NFVF Vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), have vacancies for South Africa-United Kingdom Seasons Project Manager and Project Coordinator

Applications for EuroDoc 2015 now open
Submit your application and join the EURODOC network

Aluta Film Festival announces move to Mbombela City (Nelspruit) and dates
BushCoffee is pleased to announce that South Africa’s premier African and Diasporan cinema event: the Aluta Film Festival will be held February 26-28, 2015, in Mbombela City (Nelspruit) in the province ‘where the sun rises’ Mpumalanga.

Xolile Tshabalala appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Africa International Film Festival
The Africa International Film Festival, which takes place in Nigeria from 9 to 16 November, has appointed South African actress Xolile Tshabalala as the 2014 Goodwill Ambassador.

The South Africa's DTI production and post-production incentive scheme
The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has developed incentives to attract international investment and production as well as to assist South African filmmakers in developing local content.

Good News - The Animation School in Johannesburg - Now Officially Open!
The Animation School Rosebank, Johannesburg are now taking full time applications for August 2014 and February 2015 intake! Apply Today!

OOMPH! Animation presents OONGU LOONGU
OOMPH! Animation presents OONGU LOONGU: Animal Palace, a children’s animated comedy TV?Series, the first ever fictional kids show acting as a platform to address factual wildlife and ?conservation issues in an attempt to educate and create an awareness globally, while entertaining.?

Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2014
The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners last night at the closing ceremonof the festival’s 35th edition at the Suncoast CineCentre Supernova, prior to the screening of its closing film, Million Dollar Arm.

Tshwane One City Film Festival Announces its Opening-Night Film
The world acclaimed and award-winning documentary film, Standing On My Sisters Shoulders will be the opening night movie at the inaugural Tshwane One City Film Festival.

The 9th South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs 2015) call for entries is NOW OPEN!
It is that time of the year when the film and television industry prepare for the biggest event in the film calendar, The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

NFVF IDC Fund to promote black filmmakers
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have announced a new initiative targeting local filmmakers and producers.

Increased NFVF Presence at the 35th Durban International Film Festival
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is happy to announce the increased presence of the National Film and Video Foundation. Celebrating its 35th year’s of existence, the festival is currently running until 27 July 2014 at nine venues around Durban.

A Tribute to the Frontline States will have its world premiere at Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on July 20, 2014.
As part of the Rainbow Makers series from the African Oral History Archive (AOHA) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Tribute to Democracy Series, we champion the people who have contributed to the making of modern South Africa.

The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to writers who wish to be trained as professional screenwriters as well as develop their feature film concepts
The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to writers who wish to be trained as professional screenwriters as well as develop their feature film concepts.

International Emmy Semi Final judging session takes place in Johannesburg
The National Film and Video Foundation in partnership with Light and Dark Films hosted the semi-final round of judging of the International Emmys on Thursday 10th July 2014 in Johannesburg.

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for Aspirant Script Editors
The National Film & Video Foundation is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as script editors in the film and television arena.

The NFVF calls for Feature Film Script Writers
The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as feature film script writers in the film and television arena.

The IDFA Forum 2014 is now open for submissions
The IDFA Forum 2014 is looking for new, inspiring documentary projects to be pitched at the 22nd edition of the IDFA Forum (24-26 November 2014).

Marikana film resonates beyond our borders
Miners Shot Down, the documentary that commentators have said every South Afircan should see, is resonating deeply with international audiences.

Commonwealth Connections Short Animated Films
The Edinburgh Festivals are being supported by the Scottish Government through their Edinburgh Festivals EXPO fund, and by Creative Scotland, the national arts body to develop a number of activities to increase the awareness of the Commonwealth 2014.

Cold Harbour – The best of Africa noir premieres at DIFF followed by cinema release in July
United International Pictures and Ten10 Films have announced that from the producers of JERUSALEMA, comes a new crime thriller, COLD HARBOUR starring Tony Kgoroge and Fana Mokoena. The film will release in cinemas nationwide on July 25th following its world première at the Durban International Film Festival on 19 July.

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake
One of the gala highlights at DIFF is the world première of A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, the much-anticipated documentary debut of celebrated television/film/theatre director Michael Lessac.

Invitation to tender
The NFVF requires a service provider to conduct research that will provide a detailed profile and insight of the South African film audience including consumption and spending patterns.

35th Durban International Film Festival 17 - 27 July 2014
2014 sees the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) return for its 35th year to celebrate the wonder and diversity of global cinema. From 17 to 27 July, Durban will be lit by the glow of the silver screen, with over 250 screenings in 9 venues across the city.

Early Bird Delegate Registration for DFM 2014
Will you be registering early for the Durban FilmMart? Time is running out to take advantage of the Early Bird Delegate Registration currently on offer.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) showcases South Africa’s animators at Annecy
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) together with a South African Animators delegation represented the country at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The festival took place from the 09th until the 14th of June 2014 in France.

Hard to Get to open the Durban International Film Festival
The Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) is extremely happy to announce that the opening film at DIFF 2014 will be Hard To Get from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli and produced by Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring.

NFVF statement on the announcement of its new council members
06 June 2014: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) of South Africa under the leadership of Ms. Zama Mkosi welcomes the appointment of its new Council Members by the Minister of Arts and Culture.

Between Friends to screen at the Durban International Film Festival
“Between Friends”, a South African university reunion movie in the tradition of “The Big Chill” and “Peter’s Friends”, will screen at the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa's largest and longest-running film festival, which is in its 35th year. The festival will run from 17 to 27 July 2014.

Another successful year for South African film at the Cannes International Film Festival
24 May 2014: South African film industry, headed by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with Kwa-Zulu Natal Film commission (KZNFC), Durban Film Office (DFO) and WESGRO experienced another successful year at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival commenced on the 14th of May and will run until the 25th May.

Triggerfish takes Best Animation prize at Africa Movie Academy Awards for the second year running
On Saturday Triggerfish received another Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Animation for their second feature film, Khumba. The AMAA’s are among the continent’s most prestigious awards and have been running for 10 years.

NFVF / Natives at Large Youth Filmmaker Project 2013 /14
The National Film and Video Foundation calls for young filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the youth filmmaker project 2013/14

NFVF/BLINGOLA FILMS FEMALE FILMMAKER PROJECT 2013/14
NFVF/BLINGOLA FILMS FEMALE FILMMAKER PROJECT 2013/14

iNUMBER NUMBER HOLDS STRONG WITH AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ALIKE
iNUMBER NUMBER HOLDS STRONG WITH AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ALIKE

Approved Script Editor - Tracey-Lee Rainers
Approved Script Editor

35th Durban International Film Festival Kicks Off with a Move to Tsogo Sun July 17 – 27, 2014
South Africa's largest and longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents its 35th edition from 17 to 27 July 2014

David Kau signs a major deal at the Cannes International Film Festival
Cannes, 20 May 2014: Comedian David Kau of Blitz Patrollie and Taxi Ride fame has concluded a major production and distribution deal with Archstone Pictures and Archstone Distribution to co-produce and distribute his new film Sekwankwetla.

NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market
NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market

AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of the South African feature “Durban Poison”
AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of the South African feature “Durban Poison”

South Africa to celebrate 20 years of Freedom at the Cannes International Film Festival
South Africa to celebrate 20 years of Freedom at the Cannes International Film Festival

CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDENTS
CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDENTS

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission – Cannes Film Festival 14 – 25 May 2014.
The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission - Cannes

iNumber Number climbs the Box Office Top 10
In its opening week, the South African thriller iNumber Number earned the No. 6 position on the industry’s Top Ten, alongside Hollywood blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

5th Durban FilmMart Project Selection announcement
It’s that exciting time of the year again when the Durban FilmMart proudly reveal the names of the African filmmakers whose film and documentary projects have been officially selected to participate in the continent’s leading finance and coproduction film market.

Ster-Kinekor is expanding its luxurious Cine Prestige theatre offerings
Ster-Kinekor is expanding its luxurious Cine Prestige theatre offerings to three more sites, including The Grove in Pretoria East, which commences trading on the evening of Friday 28 February with the screening of multi-Oscar nominated American Hustle in the two theatres.

Desert film festival ends on a high note
The Sahara International Film Festival (known as FiSahara) ended on a high note last night as legendary South African musician Jonas Gwangwa and world music star Mariem Hassan performed at the closing ceremony.

Cameras roll on "Tell Me Sweet Something"
From the team that produced the box office hit MATERIAL, comes another film, a romantic comedy called TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING.

Triggerfish Animation Studios Signs with WME
Triggerfish Animation Studios, Khumba, Signs

iNumber Number crushes it at the local box office
iNumber Number, Box Office

Celebrating 20 Years of Film
20 Years of Film, Cry the Beloved Country

Samora Sekhukhune, South Africa's rising star
Samora Sekhukhune, Filmmaker, in the making

Call For nominations for National Film & Video Foundation Advisory panels
Call, nominations, Advisory panels

The Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film 2014 Market Readiness Workshop
Cannes, Readiness, Workshop, ATFT

Early bird delegate registration for the 5th Durban FilmMart now open
The Durban FilmMart celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2014, together with the Durban International Film Festival, which celebrates its 35th birthday, and with it comes the exciting announcement of a move to a new venue.

Felix wins another three awards
Felix, the South African youth and family film, written by Shirley Johnston and directed by Roberta Durrant, wins three further awards in one week: The Youth Jury prize for Best Film, Best Film award and the Adult Jury Prize...

Voting for the SAFTAs Best TV Soap category opened
The voting line for the 8th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) Best TV Soap award category is now open.

Felix wins two more Awards
Felix, the South African youth and family film won two further awards: Best Feature Script at the WGSA Muse Awards, and the Audience Award at Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

The National Film and Video Foundation supports Bojanala Film Week
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will once again take part in the Annual Bojanala Film Week taking place for the third time in Rustenburg. The film week will take place from the 17th to the 21st of March.

Substance Films – International documentary – Pregnancy, Birth, Motherhood
Substance Films is a Cape Town-based documentary production company, currently producing an international documentary about pregnancy, birth and motherhood in South Africa with a working title of Birthright.

Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraising jol for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng
This Saturday, 22 March 2014, Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraising jol for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer earlier this year.

The NFVF releases the 2013 graduate absorption study findings
The NFVF undertook a study in 2013 aimed at tracking the absorption rate of the students awarded bursaries since 2008. The study revealed that the SA film sector is able to absorb graduates with film related qualifications.

Hollywood distributor to release SA crime drama iNumber Number in US in Spring 2014
Los Angeles-based production and distribution company has acquired the North American rights to 'iNumber Number', the South African thriller written and directed by Donovan Marsh.

The National Film and Video Foundation releases the 2013 Box Office report
South Africa has generated revenues of more than R879 million in 2013 for the 204 films shown at box office. This is due to a growing film industry and higher demand from consumers.

New Project to promote Film in Township High Schools
The South African Film Training and Events Consortium (SAFTEC) in partnership with the Es’kia Mphahlele Library and the Konani School of Media Film and Television, invites high school students and teachers to the launch of the Gauteng Film Club Project on 18 March.

Four Corners gets the official thumbs up at premiere in Los Angeles
The South African edgy crime thriller bagged an official entry into the 2014 Academy Awards to represent South Africa in the Foreign Language category.

Harris nominated for Mandela film
British actress Naomie Harris has received two nominations for the 34th London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Mandela film is highest grossing biopic in SA
After its nationwide release on 28 November 2013, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has become the highest grossing biopic of all time in South Africa.

Deadline is looming for proposals to access the Durban Film Office's Development Fund Programme
The recently launched Development Fund Programme of the Durban Film Office closes this Monday 13th January 2014 at 17h00. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their proposals.

Felix wins big at AFRIFF
Felix, the award-winning South African family film was honoured at AFRIFF2013 with the prestigious award of The Best Director (Roberta Durrant) which included a $2000 monetary prize.

eThekwini Local Film Market and Awards Ceremony - Saluting and supporting Durban's film industry players
It's that time of the year again when we will gather once again to witness the exciting announcement of the winners of the 2nd eThekwini Local Film Awards.

Al Jazeera to screen landmark UP series, set in South Africa
21 years ago, for ITV's award-winning TV series 7UP South Africa, acclaimed director Angus Gibson filmed a cross-section of the country's seven-year-old children and asked them about their lives, hopes and dreams.

DIFF calls for entries for 2014
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will celebrate its 35th edition from 17-27 July 2014 with over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, and special focus on films from South African and Africa.

South African documentaries making a splash at IDFA
Five South African documentary films will be screened at this year's International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) which is scheduled to take place from the 19th of November to the 1st of December 2013.

iMPAC Festival
iMPAC is a festival exploring the Film Arts and it will take place from the 2nd to till the 5th October 2013 at Sax Arena, Open Window Campus, John Vorster Drive, Centurion.

Six SA Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival
05 September 2013: Six South African films have been selected for screening at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which is taking place from the 5th to the 15th of September 2013 in Canada.

Of Good Report
Sales Agent 6 Sales have picked up South African feature, Of Good Report, ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6th September.

Felix Selected for Top International Film Festival
Felix, the feel-good South African family film, has been selected for the 57th BFI London Film Festival, named one of the top 11 film festivals in the world by The Guardian last year.

Otelo Burning in Top Ten List of Best African Films of the 21st Century
South African feature film Otelo Burning has been selected in the top 10 African movies of the 21st century selected by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the CEO and founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

Shnit International Short Film Festival Returns to Cape Town
Shnit International Short film festival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other. The most recent masterpieces from all corners of the world

Notification to the public regarding the interviews of the National Film and Video Foundation Council members
The notice is hereby given that the Minister of Arts and Culture invites the stakeholders of the Film and Video industry to the interviews of the persons nominated by members of the public to serve on the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2017.

LOCAL CRIME DRAMA TAKES FILM AUDIENCES INTO THE MEAN STREETS OF HILLBROW
DORA's PEACE, is a new film, shot on location in Johannesburg and releasing in August 2016, that focuses on a women determined to do anything she sets her mind to, even though she finds herself living in difficult circumstances. Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. In the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity.




SAFTA Opening Call For Entry
'Noem My Skollie' due for theatrical release 2 September 2016
Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
Destiny Media partners with Moneypenny and Film Finances to train Production Accountants
NFVF BACKED “FRONTIER VETS” TO AIR ON SABC 3