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South African author shares lessons after winning Caine Prize

Listening is important and reading is essential. These are just a few lessons Lidudumalingani Mqombothi gained on his journey as a writer. He won...
African folklore explored in animated short film

African folklore explored in animated short film

A short but powerful animated film is building a global audience with its heart-warming look at African folklore. The film, Orisha's Journey, by Ghanaian Abdul Ndadi has been seen at a number of global short film festivals and is gaining traction with a growing online audience.
South African photographer documents pantsula

South African photographer documents pantsula

South African photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders has spent the last six years documenting the evolution of pantsula dancing. His images have been seen around the world, outlining the dance's history as well as its significance as a positive African youth culture.
Paff audience votes for South African film

Paff audience votes for South African film

South African film Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us won the Audience Choice Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film explores the gritty world of Alexandra township in a tale of Thulas and his sister, Zanele.
fund for black South African filmmakers

R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.

Moviemaker Ian Gabriel tells South African stories

ianinner tbThere are thematic links between Ian Gabriel's two films, Forgiveness and Four Corners. The latter is about family trying to get beyond the past to make a new life; the former deals with apartheid and the difficulty of reconciliation.

Moviemaker Ian Gabriel tells South African stories

There are thematic links between Ian Gabriel's two films, Forgiveness and Four Corners. The latter is about family trying to get beyond the past to make a new life; the former deals with apartheid and the difficulty of reconciliation. Quintessentially South African, these stories are also universal.

Of gangsters, bad cops and taking on Hollywood

S'dumo Mtshali was hands down the best actor in Class Act. The spoils were a starring role alongside real gangsters in iNumber Number, a new feature film that has been picked up by Universal Studios for an American remake.

Independent film makes Venice cut

A vociferously independent young South African filmmaker has received a huge vote of confidence in his endeavours. Not only has Sibs Shongwe-La Mer spoken at TEDx Johannesburg, but one of his low-fi films has been selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
Locally-made films get Oscar nod

Liam Neeson for SA animated movie

Strong SA film presence for Cannes

A record 150 South African filmmakers were set to attend the 66th Cannes International Film Festival which opened on Wednesday, 12 of them sponsored by the National Film and Video Foundation, which is also hosting the market screening of three South African films at the prestigious event.

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