Cannes 2015: Abderrahmane Sissako Named President of the Cinefondation and Short Films Jury (A First!)
A year after his internationally acclaimed Timbuktu premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with much praise and acclaim, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (May 13-24), to serve as President of the Cinefondation sidebar and Short Films Jury, marking a first for the director (heading a Cannes jury), and also the first time that a director of African descent has been asked to preside over a Cannes jury.
Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to their exhibition. Short filmmaking is in the midst of a renaissance. Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career.
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.