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The South African Academy Award Selection Committee and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announce the selection of Life, Above All for consideration as South Africa's official entry into the Best Foreign Film category for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars).
At a meeting held on 2nd September 2010 on the occasion of the 3rd cycle meeting of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council, NFVF management recommended funding across the usual range of programmes and projects the institution supports.
After a marathon 17-day run in Cape Town and a satellite in Johannesburg, Encounters is proud to announce the winners of the annual Audience Awards for Best South African and International Documentary.
Into the Dragon's Lair – a film which pushes the boundaries between man and crocodile has won an Award for Excellence in Underwater Cinematography at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival held recently in Monterey, USA.
Applications from suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for the vacant position of Research Consultant.
Acclaimed director Revel Fox's new film Long Street opens in selected cinemas on 24 September 2010. It's an intimate, honest film which draws on the real life experience of Fox's own daughter who battled with drug addiction while trying to make it as a musician. With its sparse dialogue, Long Street tells its story with feeling, compassion and elegance.
Women of the Sun, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute, the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), are putting African women filmmakers on the map with the launch of a seven day film festival to celebrate African Women Filmmakers, in Johannesburg (2nd – 9th September).
In a bid to ensure global credibility to first Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) scheduled to be held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State from 1st-5th of December 2010, organizers of the event have appointed June Givanni, renowned UK based expert on African Cinema as the Programmer and Jury Coordinator of the event.
Seventy-one years of independent South African cinema is to be celebrated in October 2010 when the Moosa family's Avalon Group, once almost destroyed by apartheid, opens a new luxury Cine Centre in the upmarket Killarney Mall in Johannesburg.
The Film Festival Group will be attending the Toronto Film Festival from Thursday, 9 September until Thursday, 16 September and then in New York until 24 September.