Call for entry at Southern Africa Travel & Tourism Film Awards

The organizers are calling for entries from southern African film and video makers as well as from travel and tourism product owners.

Southern Africa’s Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is in full preparation mode. Judges and Affiliates will be introduced at a Gala Event at Monte Casino in June 2011.

Dates are Friday 6 May to Monday 9 May 2011 at the Suncoast Casino, Durban in SA.

A small entry fee is charged to fund the technical process of repurposing DVD’s, mini DV tapes, etc for television sets, computers, cell phones, MP4 players and the latest interactive TV channels.

The Travel and Tourism Awards (Oscars) was established to facilitate tourism product owners plus film and video producers the opportunity to get maximum exposure of their products and creative work.

The awards is not only about the best and biggest hotels, lodges, game parks, routes and travel service providers or professionals making expensive films. It is also about those offering a travel or tourism product, freelance videographers, multimedia students, big and small television or video production houses.

The goal of the Southern Africa Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is to provide a showcase for your products and artwork to as wide an audience as possible. This is done through the fantastic opportunity offered by public screenings on the Internet and top class shopping malls. Best films and videos will be shown at popular Ster Kinekor, NuMetro and Avalon cinemas countrywide.  And some of the best films and videos will make it to traditional television broadcasters. The very best will be entered at International Film Festivals. We’ll be on DSTV as from May 2011.

SATFA will show a winning SA Travel & Tourism entry from this years WorldFest USA at Indaba and Suncoast Casino. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in America, following San Francisco and New York.
Monthly discussions to follow on DSTV.

Courier to SATFA:
Renaissance Suite 95
Cnr Braam Pretorius & Visvanger
Montana Park
South Africa

Smart TV adding up more audiovisual content

Smart TV, already available in Ghana in Kenya and Uganda is on verge of commercial launch in Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.
Smart TV is a pan-African brand providing tailor-made and affordable pay TV solutions to consumers across Africa with FTA and payTV options. The station is a brand owned by Next Generation Broadcasting AB and has been brought to Ghana by Next Generation Broadcasting Ghana Ltd. The company is currently building up a resourceful audiovisual library.

ZIFF Festival organisers calling for films, sponsors and volunteers

The 2011 ZIFF Festival will take place 18 - 26 June, with the theme ‘A Season of Visions’. Film submissions are accepted - please check the website here
Organisers will be recruiting volunteers and staff to work at the Festival - more information to follow.

If you want to sponsor an event at the festival, please get in touch with Laurian at marketing(@)ziff.or.tz.