Content News - In Brief
- In about six weeks’ time, the Africa in Motion festival will kick off. The festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 21 October to 5 November 2010 at Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh with screenings of over 70 films from 28 African countries.
- Making the festival circuit rounds ahead of its international release, Darfur (Attack on Darfur, USA), scooped up Best International Film at the recent New York International Film Festival.
- A new documentary filled with rare footage of Fela that remained unseen for two decades has been released. This is a personal glimpse of his lifestyle, political views and musical process. Join Fela on an odyssey from Greenwich Village to Harlem. Come backstage as Fela prepares to reconnect his fans with the power and spirit of Afro-Beat. On sale for USD 20 at paff.org
- DV8 Films from South Africa is currently working on:
-State of Violence (2009) by Khalo Matabane (in Production)
-Shirley Adams (Locarno 2009) by Oliver Hermanus (in Post Production)
For the first time, a South African film has made the shortlist for international one-minute film festival Filminute, which is now in its fifth year. "Gumboots" by Bauke Brouwer is one of 25 finalists from 18 countries. Every year, throughout the month of September, Filminute presents an extraordinary array of 25 films for festival-goers around the world to screen, rate and vote for online. The "Best Filminute" prize and five commendations are awarded by Filminute's jury, which this year includes District 9's director Neill Blomkamp.