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- In line with the objective of globally positioning the South African film industry, The National Film and Video Foundation will be participating at Toronto International Film Festival Canada (10th – 14th of September 2011), Strategic Partners in Halifax (15th – 17th of September 2011) and IFP-No Borders Film market in New York 18th – 22nd of September 2011).

- The 74 Pendoring finalists all demonstrate the distinctive impact of Afrikaans advertising, as they edge towards the final battle on 21 October 2011. Of the 345 entries, 21 agencies accounted for 59 finalists, advertising schools and tertiary institutions accounted for 15 finalists and the student category increased from four last year to seven this year.

- More than 150 documentary filmmakers from across Africa came together at the People-2-People Documentary Conference, and decided it was “time for African filmmakers to do things for themselves”. A joint resolution that emerged after the three-day Johannesburg conference created a new organisation, Documentary Network Africa (DNA), and the participating filmmakers agreed “to work together to create a network and process to empower both our own storytelling and each other”.
“This will be by Africans, for Africans, and with Africans,” the DNA statement said.
The vision of Documentary Network Africa is “to promote the importance of African documentary in the genre, and to use this to promote our view of Africa”.

- The movie Muigwithania has been nominated in eight categories for the
local (Kenyan) Kalasha Awards, given annually by the Kenya Film
Commission. The categories are: Best Feature film, Best Director, Best
Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing,
Best Supporting Actor and  Best Supporting Actress. The final winners are by an on-line poll, so it needs you to vote for us. Please go to.
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