Distribution In Brief


- The National Film and Video Foundation, SABC and M-Net are joining forces for the first time to host a South African national stand at the MIP TV mart in Cannes in April. The NFVF, the statutory body charged with developing and promoting the local industry, said it planned to extend this partnership strategy for future film and TV markets. Following Mip TV, the NFVF will present a model for national pavilions at fests for consideration by broadcasters. Discussions are continuing with other local broadcasters about participation in the South African stand at Mip TV.

- At the opening event for the Bafundi Film and TV Festival on the weekend, Sabelo Silinga, executive manager of SABC Content Enterprises, announced that the SABC is committed to the Bafundi Film and TV Festival for the long haul.

- The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III has commended the organisers of the annual Best of the Best Film and TV expo (BOBTV), with special reference to the festival director, Amaka Igwe. The sultan made this statement at the opening ceremony of this year's edition of the event with the theme 'Greater Heights For African Cinema.'