Following on from the success of 2014’s AfriDocs Film Festival on Your Screen, and once again in conjunction with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and DStv channel ED, AfriDocs is excited to present a full week of documentary films broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65).
One Rand Man, directed by Arcade Content's Rob Smith, won a Bronze in the Branded Content category at Cannes Lions this weekend, where it was also shortlisted for Integrated Campaign Led By PR and Promo & Activations. The five-part online documentary series follows a South African man living beyond his means, who gets his salary paid to him in one rand coins for one month to give himself and South Africa a new perspective on spending and saving.
Right from inception, ONTV has dedicated itself to offering Nigerians a different kind of television programming with its rich content. Combining drama, entertainment and sports, the channel aims at meeting its viewers’ expectations in their various sphere of need.The TV channel from the stables of Consolidated Media Associates (CMA) has consistently positioned itself as the number one terrestrial station in Lagos. This tradition is continued in its free-to-air channel ONTVMAX that was recently launched on Multichoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms.
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 celebrate the wonder and diversity of global cinema, with over 200 screenings in nine venues. Alongside this selection of quality contemporary cinema, including 74 feature films, 50 documentaries, 74 short films and 23 surf films, the festival offers an extensive workshop and seminar programme in which industry experts from around the world share their knowledge and skills.
This year's Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will reach into the homes of people across 49 African countries, including South Africa. Channel [ED] (DStv Channel 190 and GOtv channel 65) will broadcast live from the continent s premier film industry event between 17 and 21 July.
The channel, which seeks to inspire and engage young Africans and is one of Urban Brew Studio s channels, will also screen selected DIFF documentaries on each of the five days.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is pleased to announce that four films from its Female Filmmaker project have been selected to screen at the Durban International Film Festival. The films selected are; Panic Button, Evelyn and Tapiwa, Unomalanga and the Witch, and The Fall of Ganesh.
Rights of Passage is an anthology of 8 short films linked by a thematic thread and African proverbs. Directed by first time filmmakers Ntombizodwa Magagula, Mapula Sibanda, Lerato Moloi, Valencia Joshua, Zandile Angeline Wardle, Tony Miyambo, Rethabile Mothobi, Yashvir Bagwandeen, 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.
Incorruptible is a new documentary feature from director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Touba, Youssou N’dour: I Bring What I Love) that traces events surrounding Senegal’s tumultuous 2012 elections. The 90-minute film goes behind the scenes of the Y’en A Marre movement, which formed in opposition to ex-president Abdoulaye Wade‘s attempts to remain in power for a third term. Led by Senegalese artists, activists and journalists, Y’en A Marre was particularly influential in garnering voter interest among the youth.