Berlin film production company seeks young South African filmmakers

Berlin-based Flying Moon Film production (The Loneliest Planet, Havanna mi Amor, Full Metal Village) is looking for young talented South African filmmakers (18-30) to shoot a documentary film in the run-up to the World Skills 2013 Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany. Entries close 31 October 2012. The production of the film is taking place from February to July 2013 and aims to create a unique transmedia documentary experience entitled Get Ready. Spanning across several media platforms, the final documentary film will be the result of a collective effort, with its premiere at World Skills International 2013 in front of an international audience. Director Peter Dörfler, (The Big Eden, Achterbahn), winner of the German Film Critics Award 2009, will artistically supervise the students).

Each selected team of students will receive €2000 for their research and a budget for the shooting of the footage. Additionally, the production house will cover all expenses for travel and accommodation. It is an opportunity for students to practice their skills and to get in contact with international professionals. There is also the potential for the final film to receive national TV exposure.

The South African team will work together with four other film teams from Brazil, Australia, Germany and South Korea. Their goal will be to document the life and work of a young person from their country in his/her journey to the World Skills 2013.

For more, go to www.myworldskills.com/apply or to the Facebook page.

Media representatives are kindly informed that the 20th African Union Summit is scheduled to take place in January 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Summit is scheduled to hold as follows: Dates: 21 to 28 January 2013 Venue: New Conference Center of the African Union (AUCC).

South Africa - NFVF Vacancy - Position: Events Coordinator (Fixed Term Contract)

Reporting to the head of Marketing and Public Affairs, the job purpose is to provide administrative support on internal projects. Suitably qualified applicants are requested to submit a detailed CV to 0865197585 or email: vacancies (@) nfvf.co.za by 07 November 2012.

Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
is now calling for entries for the 2013 edition to be held in April next year. The deadline for submissions is 30 December 2012 and nominations will be announced in the first week of March. To download the submission forms, visit the AMAA  website.