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- Registration has been open for Durban FilmMart. The DFM takes place from 19-22 July 2013 during the Durban International Film Festival and promises an exciting programme of masterclasses and networking opportunities.
- The 60th Cannes Lions saw South African agencies finish the week in style with wins in both the Film and Branded Content categories. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris continued their winning streak by getting a bronze in film, while Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town picked up a coveted gold lion, as well as a bronze for branded content. This takes the final South African awards tally to a total of 33 lions (three Gold, 18 Silvers, and 12 Bronze Lions). A full agency breakdown of the awards and all the winning work from the final night can be found here
- Advances in technology, coupled with the falling cost of hardware and software, have made it easier than ever to work in animation. The result has been studios springing up all over the world, including South Africa. Now, thanks to increasingly speedy and reliable connectivity and a weakening local currency, the country is becoming more appealing to foreign companies seeking offshore animation services. Paul Meyer, CEO of Luma, an animation studio based in Johannesburg, says the local industry has grown enormously in recent years.