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- The BAFTA has announced this year’s nominees for the 67th annual award ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, 16 February. Among these are a number of African contenders. Read the full story here

- On 18 December, 2013, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” received two nominations at the 34th London Critics Circle Film Awards. The film received two nominations for Naomie Harris:  Supporting Actress Of The Year and British Actress Of The Year, both for her role as Winnie Mandela. The winners will be announced on 2 February 2014. Read more here

- ‘Variety’ reported that John Moore (‘A Good Day To Die Hard’, ‘Behind Enemy Lines’) is expected to direct ‘The Englishman’ in South Africa in early-2014. The screenplay by William Wisher (‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’) is based on Will Scully’s book ‘Once a Pilgrim: The True Story Of One Man’s Coverage Under Rebel Fire,’ about a Special Air Service regiment evacuating civilians during a military coup in Sierra Leone.

- Ster-Kinekor, in partnership with Utkarsh Projects, announces that it is hosting the first Indian International Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA), during January at selected cinemas. Featuring a variety of titles, languages and genres from the booming Indian film industry, the festival promises an explosion of sound, colour, dance and action. Source: