Registration opens for 7th Durban FilmMart

The 7th Durban FilmMart (DFM), the film finance and co-production forum will open for early bird delegate registration on 4 April 2016.

The dates for this year’s DFM, a joint project of Durban Film Office (DFO), the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) are from 17 to 20 June, earlier than in previous years, to co-incide with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from 16 to 26 June, which was moved to an earlier slot for this year.




16 - 21 April 2016 - exhibits: 18-21 April


Las Vegas Convention Center, LA, USA.


Sipho Dlamini appointed MD of Universal Music SA and Sub-Saharan Africa

After three years as the CEO of the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), Sipho Dlamini is leaving the nationwide non-profit group to take over from Randall Abrahams as the managing director of Universal Music SA and Sub- Saharan Africa. Abrahams stated he would be leaving Universal Music to pursue other business opportunities and creative prospects within the media and music industries.


CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2016 entry period extended

CNN International and MultiChoice have announced that African journalists have extra time to ensure their entries are submitted for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards.

African journalists creating content for African audiences now have until Monday, 4 April 2016, to submit their entries via the entry form website. Details about this year s awards can be found here.

The categories open for entries are:


Monde Twala joins Viacom International Media Networks Africa

Respected TV executive Monde Twala is to join Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Viacom’s pan-African multimedia entertainment network. The news was announced on 4 March by Alex Okosi, senior vice president and managing director, VIMN Africa.


Call for Filmmakers attending the 69th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for NFVF Markets and Festival funding

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture on a yearly basis leads a South African delegation to the Cannes International Film Festival where it facilitates the countrys film presence. It is in this light that the NFVF invites filmmakers who will be participating and attending the 69th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance.


Three senior appointments at Urban Brew Studios

Urban Brew Studios would like to congratulate three staff members on their recent appointment to senior management positions. Herbert Hadebe has been appointed as the Head of Scripted Productions, while Adelaide Joshua-Hill is now Head of Unscripted Productions and Joanne Lurie is the Head of Creative at Urban Brew Studios. 


NFVF Call for Sediba Directors Programme

South African directors who work predominantly in the film and television industry are invited by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, to participate in the Sediba Directors Programme 2016. The closing date for submission is 29th February 2016.

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