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Wed, 06 Jul 2016

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Action Kommandant trailer

Directed by Nadine Cloete, the documentary 'Action Kommandant' is the untold story of slain SA liberation fighter, Ashley Kriel…
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Helen Suzman Foundation launches court case against SABC censorship

The Helen Suzman Foundation has launched an urgent court bid to stop the SABC from implementing its decision to censor reporting of protests…
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Indie Karoo Film Festival winners

The 2016 edition of the Indie Karoo Film Festival took place from 29 June to 3 July…
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ZIFF ready for its 2016 edition

Zanzibar International Film Festival is ready for its 2016 edition, taking place from 9 to 17 July across Stone Town, Zanzibar…
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Ster-Kinekor to equip all cinemas with XL2 Acoustic Analyser

For an optimised sound performance, its in-house service teams rely on the XL2 Acoustic Analyser…
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Naspers hires ex-HBO exec as ShowMax CFO

Naspers named Akash Bhatia chief financial officer of its Showmax video streaming business…
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Ekurhuleni International Film Festival and WGSA partnership

The SABC / Ekurhuleni International Film Festival officially launched at the O.R. Tambo Recreational Centre on 23 June 2016…
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Entries open for the Cape Town leg of the 48 Hour Film Project

Registrations are now open for the world’s largest international short film festival which begins on 19 August in Cape Town…
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ENENSYS at IBC 2016

ENENSYS Networks is an international designer and manufacturer of digital TV transmission systems…
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Last Ones Out trailer

Screened at the 2016 Durban International Film Festival, 'Last Ones Out' is set in the midst of a zombie apocalypse in southern Africa…
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SABC CEO Jimi Matthews resigns

Veteran journalist and SABC acting CEO Jimi Matthews tweeted a copy of his resignation letter on Monday morning…
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Jasco reveals local availability of Planar Transparent OLED display

Jasco recently announced the availability of the Planar LookThru Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) transparent display to the local market…
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Nigeria's Eko International Film Festival to launch film institute

The annual Eko International Film Festival is set to launch a film institute during its 7th edition which will be held between 24 and 29 October…
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Jünger Audio promotes Smart Audio at IBC 2016

Smart Audio means investing in simple, reliable and predictable equipment that can automatically deliver audio content while maintaining the high quality…
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EBS announces multi-platform EPG data contract to supply platforms in Africa

EBS, provider of EPG data for platforms, announced that it is has been contracted by ITV Choice to supply data listings to platforms in Africa…
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NEP acquires Broadcast Solutions Group

NEP Group Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Broadcast Solutions Group…
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Imagine Communications contributes technology to Sony’s IP Live Studio

Imagine Communications demonstrated its support for furthering the advancement of IP-based production environments…
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Italian NGO ACRA to sponsor ZIFF

ZIFF recently announced the signing of a sponsorship agreement with the Italian NGO, ACRA…
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    Screen Africa Digital Edition June 2016

       In this issue


Is censorship impeding the Kenyan film industry?

Priscilla Anany uncovers old wives' tales and superstitions in Ghana

German documentary focuses on the Ju/'Hoansi culture

AB Moosa discusses the international film festival circuit

All you need to know about the latest cameras

Screen Africa Golf Day winners


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Mon, 27 Jun 2016

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The Violin Player trailer

At the 2016 DIFF, the award for the Best Feature Film went to 'The Violin Player' directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji…
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Durban International Film Festival 2016 award winners

DIFF announced its award winners on the evening of 25 June at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition which took place at The Playhouse…
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NFVF and Namibia Film Commission sign agreement during DIFF 2016

The NFVF and the Namibia Film Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Durban International Film Festival…
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SA classic The Suit makes screen debut at DIFF 2016

Based on Can Themba’s iconic short story, 'The Suit', had its premiere at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) 2016 on 25 June…
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REALNESS screenwriting residency kicks off its first edition at DIFF 2016

REALNESS was conceived by Urucu Media as a way of addressing a need for promising African film projects to be resourced and supported…
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Controversial documentary Black Lives Matter premieres at DIFF

'Black Lives Matter', directed by Joseph Oesi, is a powerful and damning indictment on the current state of affairs for tens of thousands of SA miners…
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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‘Tess’ trailer

From director Meg Rickards, 'Tess', is a hard-hitting drama based on Tracey Farren’s award winning novel 'Whiplash'…
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Durban FilmMart 2016 Awards

The Durban FilmMart wrapped up on the eve of 20 June 2016 with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban…
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SA Animation shines at Annecy/MIFA

It’s been an exciting week for the South African delegation at the 40th Annecy International Animated Film Festival…
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TRACE TV acquires African VOD service Buni.tv

TRACE TV announced the acquisition of Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform TRACE Play…
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Cameras roll on Khalo Matabane’s 28’s in KwaZulu Natal

Award-winning director, Khalo Matabane, has begun shooting his latest feature '28’s', a gritty exposé of life inside prison…
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Budget crosspoint switching by Lawo

In its VSM, Lawo offers OB vans, studios and complete broadcast facilities a sophisticated and powerful control system…
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ZIFF announces 2016 workshop programme

Every year ZIFF hosts a series of workshops aimed at supporting and developing the talents of young filmmakers, especially those from East Africa…
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African Screen Network developing African audiences

The African Screen Network (ASN) has launched a new distribution initiative to grow African audiences for quality African films…
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Restless Global and Ten10 Films sign development deal with CANAL+ OVERSEAS

Restless Global and Ten10 Films announced that they have signed a development deal with broadcaster CANAL+ OVERSEAS on 'The Trade'…
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016

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Micro-budget filmmaking under the spotlight

Micro-budget filmmaking is a fiercely independent practice, championed by a handful of the most dogged emerging filmmakers in South Africa…
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The NFVF presents co-production with the Netherlands

In December 2015 a co-production treaty for the production of audio-visual works was signed between South Africa and the Netherlands…
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Previous DFM project ‘Alison’ due for theatrical release this August

Director Ugh Carlini's latest film 'Alison', a previous DFM project, has been confirmed for theatrical release at Nu Metro Cinemas on 12 August…
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GG Alcock to present masterclass on the last day of the 7th DFM

South African author and entrepreneur, GG Alcock, will present an unusual masterclass tomorrow, 20 June at DFM…
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016

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African Television Market presents ‘tele-dialogue’ on digital migration

The African Television Market hosted a discussion to help content producers better understand how DTT will affect the content creation industry…
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Using short films to build brand and audience

Todd Brown, of Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, presented a session exploring how filmmakers can use short films to grow their brand and audience…
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Music search engine workshop by SONOTON at DFM

Production music was discussed in depth at the Durban FilmMart in a workshop presented by SONOTON…
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REALNESS screenwriting residency commences in conjunction with DIFF and DFM

REALNESS was conceived by Urucu Media as a way of addressing a need for promising African film projects to be resourced and supported…
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