- Kagiso Lediga’s new movie Blitz Patrollei (The long arm of the law just got shorter) went into cinemas in South Africa on 10th May 2013 at various recognized cinemas. Blitz Patrollie stars two South African comedians David Kau as Ace Dikolobe and Joey Rasdien as Rummy Augustine as well as Kagiso Lediga as Ledwaba. The movie will also be screened at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival from the 17th May 2013 at Arcades 2.
The 15th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival runs from 6-16 June 2013 in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Africa’s premier documentary event will screen the most-talked about documentaries from around the world, including two 2013 Oscar nominees (The Gatekeepers and How To Survive A Plague) and winners from Berlin (Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present; In Heaven Underground), DOK Leipzig (Colombianos), and Sundance (Queen of Versailles; The House I Live In).
Source: Kevin Kriedemann - film expert in South Africa - 29 May 2013
Where The Road Runs Out, is directed by Rudolf Buitendach (Dark Hearts) and starring Ivorian born actor & Cesar award winner Isaach De Bankole (Casino Royale, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly), South African actor & SAG nominee Stelio Savante (A Million Colours, Ugly Betty) and Saturn award nominee Juliet Landau (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ed Wood).
The countdown to Mediatech 2013 has started and anticipation for the top brands and services on offer this year in broadcast, film and production has begun to build. Professionals involved with content creation and production across various mediums through to transmission can look forward to a dynamic experience and an opportunity to engage with the latest in cutting edge technology.
The writer will discuss why American television is so successful and will elaborate on the global future of TV. There will be time for interactive discussions and participants interested in receiving feedback on their individual projects (such as pilots, how to create original series, working with focused attention on a current series), can consult her.
International "script doctor" Miguel Machalski will be working this week with the Durban team that developed and co-produced the award-winning feature film, Izulu Lami (My Secret Sky), to develop the script of its follow-up film, Muti Dot Mobi.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun collects the Jury Prize in Cannes in 2010 for his film Un Homme qui Crie (A Screaming Man). African film is enjoying a rare invitation to cinema's top table with a film by the French-Chadian director competing for the 2013 Palme d'Or, as the continent strives to satisfy an appetite for films made by Africans for Africans.
- Independent Film and TV content producers taking part in DISCOP AFRICA 2013 will also have the privilege to attend DISCOPRO, the ultimate coproduction forum centered on Africa. Designed to meet the ambitions of new generations of multiscreen content creators DISCOPRO will combine fund-raising, distribution and hands-on training opportunities. More here
The trend for shooting videos through mobile phones has come to Kenya.
Enter Phoney, a new series about to hit the streets! According to the trailer, it's a concotion of love, lust, deceit, betrayal, back stabbing and all those yummy words that get you hooked! Now the thing about this series is, it was shot using a phone. Yes people, a phone! Nokia N8.
According to Actors.co.ke, how it will work is a link will be uploaded online (small enough a size for mobile phones) for people to download and watch.
NollywoodWeek Paris is an annual event dedicated to showcasing the best of Nollywood to a French audience in order to foster distribution opportunities in this untapped market and 2013 marks its first edition.
It is the first Nigerian (Nollywood) film festival in France that takes place one week after Cannes.
The event starts on Thursday May 30th with an Opening night launch party and ends Sunday June 2nd 2013 with a Closing ceremony featuring the film voted best feature by the public.