Perseverance pays off. Cape Town Television (CTV) has agreed to license 6 of Theo E. Davids films to be screened on CTV's television station as from Tuesday 14 February 2012. CTV has a combined viewership of over 5 million people.
Each month one of Theo. E David's films will be screened on CTV until December 2012. Each film will be screened three times during the same month at different time slots.
The past few weekends have seen the number one films at the US box office all being shot in South Africa.
Both Chronicle and Safe House have done extremely well in the US - number one in each of their weekends. Of the top 5 films at the South African box office this weekend 4 were South African productions - Material, Safe House, Chronicle, and Semi-Soet!
How to Steal 2 Million, South Africa director Charlie Vundla’s compelling debut feature film, has been selected for this year’s Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US. The festival runs from 22 to 29 September 2011, and is held in Austin, Texas.
International co-productions are an essential tool for the South African film and television industry. They not only allow the local industry to pool financing, but also attract creative talent with those from partner countries to make film and television products that enjoy the status of national productions in each of the respective countries.
The National Film and Video Foundation wrapped the regional consultations on the South African film criteria on Thursday at the NFVF offices in Johannesburg. The consultations took place in four cities, with the first leg in Cape Town followed by Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg and was attended by film industry representatives and media.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will once again host a South African Pavilion at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival takes place in France (Cannes) from the 11th until 22nd of May 2011. The Cannes International Film Festival usually opens doors for international film distribution.
The Cannes International Film festival has been recognised as the most prestigious film festival on the global calendar and the participation in it through exhibition or competition is considered a "must".
Winners of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) were announced 20 Feb. 2011 at an award ceremony held at Madame Zingara's Theatre of Dreams. The event was hosted by South Africa’s popular personalities Thami Ngubeni and Joey Rasdien.
"We congratulate all the winners in the Non-Fiction categories and wish them the best for their future projects. The SAFTAs acknowledge all productions in both Fiction and Non-fiction awards sessions as they play a very significant role in the growth of our industry," says Eddie Mbalo NFVF CEO.
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi in French) is a drama film which came out with much publicity in France last year. The film will represent Algeria at the 83rd Academy Awards, where it is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, starring Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem and Sami Bouajila, the plot focuses on the Algerian crisis with colonial power France. The film was met by political controversy much before it was released. Some said it was one-sided, whilst others said it reflected the reality of what had happened,
Source: Academy AwardSource: AllocineSource: Le Monde.Source: NFVFSource: Premiere
Koowee is a children's channel aimed at children under the age of six. The channel was conceptualized to be the first multi-lingual kids channel in Africa. M-Net identified the opportunity to create children's programming for children with the unique challenge of doing so in their mother tongue, according to a FilmContact.com report of 4 June 2010. Koowee was launched a year ago in Afrikaans and now for the first time the channel is available with an isiZulu simulcast option. There are 15 brand new programmes created locally to suit the local market.