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- SABC1 introduces a new 13-part television series,'Nab’Ubomi' starting on Sunday, 11 October, between 12:30 and 13:00. Nab'Ubomi is an inter-school film-making competition which introduces young people to the media of film and television production. Opening doors to new career possibilities, it facilitates the discovery and development of talented senior high school students by allowing access to a creative world largely inaccessible to the vast majority of South African youth.

Ten films were made in 2007; 11 in 2008; and 12 this year, making 33 Nab’Ubomi short films produced by youths and schools from the Eastern Cape to date.For more information, contact Project Director, Bryony Roughton by emailing Alternatively, email Co-producer Mayenzeke Baza on

- Paul Emmanuel’s artist’s film, 3SAI: A Rite Of Passage has been selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Africa-in-Motion Film Festival 2009. Filmed in South Africa, Hilary Swank's new film, Amelia, is to open the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar. The legal drama, Sokhulu & Partners, produced by Paw Paw Films and broadcast on SABC1 has been nominated for an International Emmy.

- In the coming months Traffic will be producing an eight-part drama series on behalf of Mindset Network for PSI (Population Services International) Botswana. The series, which deals with the complex issues of HIV/AIDS, will be aired in the second quarter of 2010 on Botswana Television.

Paulo Coelho's "Experimental Witch Project" will have its world premiere at The International Rome Film Festival on October 20th. Cape Town Director Tamsin Mac Carthy was one of 14 winners of famous author Paulo Coelho's "The Experimental Witch Project" out of 6000 submissions.