Call for Nominations for the 09th South African Film and Television Award Lifetime Achievers
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extend a call to the industry to nominate the 09th South African Film and Television Awards Lifetime Achievers. The SAFTAs Committee presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to individuals who have been instrumental in giving insight into different areas of the South African film and television sectors.
Encounters Documentary Producers Lab 2015 call for entries
Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, with the support of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), will host a Producers Lab to support teams from seven documentary companies. Participants will gain skills and tools necessary to operate optimally on the international scene.
The 2015 Torch Awards is now open for entries. New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising℠ invites young creative talent from the ages of 18-25 to take part in the second annual Torch Awards, a unique competition that explores a creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year’s challenge is a 60-second video.
The SABC appoints James Aguma as chief financial officer
On 5 January 2015, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that James Aguma has been appointed as the corporation’s chief financial officer (CFO). Before this appointment, Aguma was in charge of strategy and audit matters for the organisation.
South Africans with short films, feature films, TV series and transmedia projects in concept stage can now apply for two opportunities to pitch their projects at the MIFA animation market, which takes place at the Annecy International Animation Festival from 17 to 19 June 2015.
Steve Kazanjian named president and CEO of PromaxBDA
Fortune 500 brand marketing executive and former vice president of Global Creative for MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) Steve Kazanjian, will use his entertainment brand expertise and years of industry experience in launching top-tier network packages, to lead as the new president and CEO of PromaxBDA.