- South Africa’s Sibusiso Leope, better known as DJ Sbu, is officially back on the YFM airwaves - this after speculation, denials and even a podcast stating that DJ Sbu will not be joining YFM or any radio station but was exploring other opportunities off air since he left SABC's Ukhozi FM in March 2008
- Dali Mpofu's fate as group chief executive of the SABC was sealed within weeks of the new board taking office, according to a controversial memorandum at the heart of the bitter power battle between the board and management of the national broadcaster.
- Adom FM's ace sports presenter Annafi Agyemang Okoforbour, a k a Captain Planet, has shifted camp to a newly-established FM (Frequency Modulation) station, Great 91.3 FM in Accra.- Former YFM DJ, Amon Mofokeng, has joined the Metro FM stable to host the Saturday breakfast show from 6am to 10 am, taking over from Sentle Lehoko who is in turn taking over the Saturday 2pm to 6pm slot vacated when veteran DJ Segale Mogotsi was promoted to be the station's programmes manager.
Africa: Artists' Television Access calls for submissions for its third ATA Film and Video Festival!
Experimental Shorts 20 mins and under
Video, Super 8 and 16 mm
Preview on VHS, miniDV or DVD
Deadline: May 15, 2008
Entry fee: $10
The ATA Film & Video Festival was founded in 2006 to showcase some of the best short works by independent and experimental film and video artists exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally. The festival includes several nights of screenings and installations in our Mission District storefront gallery and a lunch for the filmmakers. Throughout the year, work from the festival is broadcast to the San Francisco community on ATV, ATA's weekly cable-access television show, and screened in other national and international venues.
Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program.
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Angola: Luanda Film Festival
November 22-29, 2008
The event is intended to stimulate cultural cooperation, particularly in the field of cinema, between local and foreign producers and directors and re-launch the system of production and distribution of cinema in the country. Addressing the launch ceremony, Miguel Hurst said that Angolan Government intends to award prizes to films screened in Angola, both local and foreign, seeking to increment the production of movies in the country. With the expected participation of local and foreign movies, the festival will comprise competitive, non-competitive categories and parallel activities.