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Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name

12 Jun 2017

The selection of this year’s Realness Screenwriter’s Residency was announced at the Cannes Film Festival by Realness co-founder Cait Pansegrouw (second from right).
African screenwriters selected for prestigious residency

The names of the talented African screenwriters selected to be part of the Realness Screenwriter's Residency, were announced at the Cannes Film Festival

5 Jun 2017

Zanzibar hosts international filmmakers
Zanzibar hosts international filmmakers

This year the Zanzibar International Film Festival celebrates 20 years with the theme “Finding Joy”

5 Jun 2017

iflix launches iflix Africa for continent
iflix launches iflix Africa for continent

iflix Africa will make iflix's Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service available to over 500 million consumers across the African continent

2 Jun 2017

Support for female-led African film projects
Support for female-led African film projects

An Accelerator Incubator Program provides an exciting new platform to support the development of women-led audio-visual content in Africa

19 May 2017

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Durban FilmMart to present programme on women's challenges in filmmaking

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) will present a programme that addresses the inequalities, challenges and successes that women face within the film industry

11 May 2017

African short films sought for festival
African short films sought for festival

Call for entries for short films for Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2017

11 May 2017

Nomfundo film
SA film heads to African film festival

Nomfundo, a short film produced by Passion Seed Communications, has been selected for the 8th edition of the Helsinki African Film Festival

9 May 2017

‘Made in Africa' content from DISCOP Jhb
‘Made in Africa' content from DISCOP Jhb

DISCOP Johannesburg aims to be the World's number one destination to buy film and TV content "Made in Africa"

9 May 2017

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Entries for Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award close at month-end

The entries for Jozi Film Festival's ‘Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' close on 31 May 2017

5 May 2017

Bollywood comes to Nollywood
Bollywood comes to Nollywood

The popularity of Bollywood programming in Nigeria and television channel, Zee World, has inspired a new Nollywood series

2 May 2017

Ghana hosts filmmaker Rachel Perkins
Ghana hosts filmmaker Rachel Perkins

Award-winning Australian filmmaker Rachel Perkins in Accra to hold workshops and discussions on storytelling, film-making and rights and activism with Ghanaian film producers and students

28 Apr 2017

African film database launches
African film database launches

The Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the launch of its new African Film Database with a catalogue of over 1,500 films

21 Apr 2017

Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO
Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO

Rwandan short film scoops two prestigious awards at the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)…

By Moses Opobo 8 Mar 2017

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East Africa conference on burgeoning content industry

Broadcast, film and music professional meeting opens next week in Nairobi

16 Nov 2016

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Five key shifts shaping Africa's entertainment and media industry

The internet, video games, television, and filmed entertainment segments of sub-Saharan Africa's entertainment and media industry are projected to continue to show growth up to 2020

26 Sep 2016

Conflicted
Al Jazeera DRC documentary up for an Emmy

'Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals' is nominated for an Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine'

16 Sep 2016

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Finalists for short film and documentary competition

Africa in Motion Film Festival announces finalists for short film and documentary competition

12 Sep 2016

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African film content classification and online child protection

Kenyan Film Classification Board conducts reciprocal visit to South Africa

23 Aug 2016

The next level for cinema is unlocking the customer value chain
The next level for cinema is unlocking the customer value chain

Local content is increasingly influencing the nature of box offices around the world and is likely to measurably drive how cinema and content converge for at least the medium term

By Wanda Matandela 4 Aug 2016

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New documentary seeks to stop spread of HIV

Powerful documentary launched at International AIDS Conference to highlight gains and challenges in providing treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS

25 Jul 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry

23 Jun 2016

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Cameroon gets new cinema chain

French media conglomerate Vivendi this week opened a 300-seat cinema in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, the first of 100 it plans to build across Africa.

16 Jun 2016

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Tech startups are looking to make freelance work an efficient and lucrative reality for Africa's work-seekers

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

African Film Festival 2016 to screen 70 films in Tarifa and Tangiers
African Film Festival 2016 to screen 70 films in Tarifa and Tangiers

From 26 May to 4 June 2016, the African Film Festival - FCAT 2016 - will set up a bridge for dialogue between the Spanish and Moroccan shores of the Strait of Gibraltar

16 May 2016

Mozambique film and music festival launches
Mozambique film and music festival launches

Mozambique's Azgo Festival will again take place in Maputo on 20-21 May

5 May 2016

Nigeria and SA: opportunity beckons
Nigeria and SA: opportunity beckons

The most important aspects of nation branding is ensuring consistency in marketing initiatives and a visible presence

By Alex Eyengho 8 Apr 2016

Call for entries: Africa in Motion
Call for entries: Africa in Motion

The Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2016 for short films and documentaries, is now open for entries.

6 Apr 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Terry Pheto
[21 Icons Season 3] Terry Pheto

Pheto has been selected for 21 ICONS for the strides she has made in her career in recent years as well as the impact and contribution she has made to the South African film and television industry

3 Feb 2016

Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!
Nigerian filmmakers: Submit entries for NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival!

Short or feature films from any Nigerian filmmaker can be submitted for the fourth edition of the NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival. The deadline for entries is 12 February 2016. The official selection will be announced in March 2016

21 Jan 2016

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