The 57th edition of International Short Film Festival Oberhausen announces that the festival will present three films from South Africa in its International Competition! The following films have been selected:
•Atrophy by Palesa Shongwe •Balance by Colleen Alborough •Steglitz House by Bridget Baker
Burkina Faso is in search of the best media productions. This is the topic of a State’s press release placing the importance and implications of "Galian" rates established in 1998 in order to reward media professionals.
In 1997, the government of Burkina Faso decided to set up "Galian” prizes to encourage better productions. The purpose of this competition was to promote the various print and broadcast media in Burkina Faso. The first edition of this competition for excellence took place in 1998.
Source: Burkina Faso Government’s Department of Communication
The 8th Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award 2011 invites film students to participate in this international advertising film competition. For the first time, this year there will be two different categories of film. The first will be the classic commercial for TV, cinema or internet, which may not exceed a running time of 90 seconds. The other category will be the so-called "branded short", a form of advertising which is strongly represented particularly on the Internet and in social networks. In this category the maximum running time is 5 minutes.
This past week was a celebration for the Seventh Annual African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) culminating in the award ceremony at the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. And the winners included:
Best Film Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)
Best Director Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga Best Actress In Leading Role Amake Abebrese – Sinking Sands
Best Actor In Leading Role Themba Ndaba – Hopeville
- Endemol announced that its international sports division and its South African operation has been engaged by drinks company, Diageo, to develop and produce a number of sports entertainment formats in certain African markets.
- UNESCO organized a workshop on user-generated content from 28 to 30 March 2011 in Outjo (Kunene, Namibia), which was facilitated by an experienced journalist from Die Republikein newspaper. The training aims at improving media and information literacy of the rural youth.
Two years since its launch, Fox International Channels’ (FIC) Fox Retro continues to confirm its position as a proven value destination for pay TV viewers. Fresh from conquering parts of Europe, the channel has set its sights on the African continent with its modern mix of vintage television shows.
MultiChoice have announced changes in the DStv programming schedule, including a dedicated sci-fi block on M-Net series MultiChoice announced that as from 1 April 2011, M-Net will be making some changes to the programme schedules of M-Net Action and Series.
M-Net Series is to become a predominantly scripted series channel (with the exception of The Doctors, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Jerry Springer Show, that will remain on the schedule).
On March 10, 2011, the Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched the Kenyan TV series ‘Ask the Court’. ‘Ask the Court’ answers the most frequently asked questions raised by the Kenyan population on the Court’s mandate and its work. The TV series has been designed to foster interaction between the Court and the national population, in particular with those most affected by the post-election violence. It explains judicial developments as they unfold, clarifies the next steps in the Court’s procedures, and enhances transparency and understanding of ICC proceedings.
The 1st ACP-EU cultural sectors’ meeting for the current support programme took place in Brussels on Wednesday 23 March 2011, writes Sylvain Beletre. The objective was to outline the call for proposals and finished with a Q&A session. A second meeting will be organised in Brussels before the final deadline. Attendees included several participants from previous years who shared their experience, issues and achievements.