2026 - Discop 2016

M-Net wants 20 television interns

M-Nets Magic in Motion Academy (MiM Academy) is looking for 20 TV and film graduates who want to do a paid internship at the pay-TV broadcaster in 2016. The 20 will work behind the scenes across various shows and productions across all of the M-Net run TV channels.

For the second year of the Magic in Motion Academy, M-Net is expanding its new internship programme from 12 to 20 positions, and will continue to give film and TV graduates much-needed and in-depth practical experience as they work closely with some of South Africas top producers and TV shows.

In Magic in Motion, M-Net spotlights the philosophy that given an opportunity, an empowered new generation of filmmakers and TV professionals will rise to take their place at the forefront of our sector, says M-Net CEO, Yolisa Phahle.

M-Nets Magic in Motion Academy, with veteran producer and director Bobby Heaney as the academys director, is structured around the film and TV industrys need in South Africa to develop the local talent pipeline, build industry capacity and to contribute to the economic strength of the country.

Film and TV graduates who want to enter the Magic in Motion Academys internship programme for 2016 must be South African and have completed their qualification in 2014 or 2015.

The Magic in Motion Academy internship programme is according to M-Net strictly EE (Employment Equity) qualifying candidates only - only black, coloured and Indian people can apply.

Those who apply must have a 3-year qualification in drama, film, TV or a related media field from a recognised tertiary institution and must have graduated or expect to graduate with at least an overall B- mark.

Those who apply must have had no previous permanent employment in the film and TV sector.

The closing date is 11 December with more information available at www.mnetmagicinmotion.com, or email magicinmotion@mnet.co.za or call 011 686 6000.

Connect4Climate and Vimeo call for action: Film a #Day4Climate action on November 29

Connect4Climate, the global partnership program of the World Bank Group, the online platform Vimeo, and partners have joined forces to challenge citizens around the world to film Climate Action on one day, November 29.

Dedicated to driving climate action around the world, the 24-hour Film a #Day4Climate Action challenge (connect4climate.org/competition/day4climate) asks aspiring filmmakers and citizens worldwide to document climate actions, solutions and conversations happening on a day dedicated to global climate mobilization.

On November 29th, a day before the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) meeting starts in Paris with a gathering of global leaders, citizens all around the world will get out and call for an ambitious outcome in Paris. COP21 is expected to adopt a binding agreement on the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of Connect4Climate's Film4Climate Initiative, Film a #Day4Climate Action invites people globally to share their story from November 29th on what we should do to prevent dangerous climate change and save our planet. The stories all need to be filmed and edited down to no more than 3 minutes in 24 hrs and submitted on the Vimeo's group channel: Film a #Day4Climate Action 29 November 2015, by the next day.

Video is a powerful way for people to document activism and share their message with others. We're excited to support Connect4Climate in their efforts to raise awareness for the steps we need to take to address climate change around the world, said Vimeo's Community Director, Darnell Witt.

Submitted video messages will be featured during the Youth Day at COP21 and at events across the city. The videos will also be brought together in a documentary telling the story of how citizens around the world showed their support for climate action. A celebrated editor and filmmaker will lead this effort for a launch at the World Bank Group in 2016.

Telling stories in a way which allows others to experience a world, which they never would have otherwise seen, changes people. It has the power to change their perspectives, opinions and hearts.

This is why film is such a powerful tool to encourage climate action. -Lucia Grenna, Program Manager, Connect4Climate

Why now?

Just one day before the crucial climate negotiations in Paris (COP21) begin, coinciding with the Global Climate March - a decisive call for bold actions on climate change, this challenge represents an opportunity for people to come together through the power of video and share their messages, pledges and solutions for climate change. Everyone, everywhere, united to to build a resilient clean future!

Connect4Climate aims to raise global awareness about climate change in line with the World Bank's mission to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. As World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said, We will never end poverty if we don't tackle climate change.
Source: nfvf 16 November 2015

Kodak launches global Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge

As part of Kodak s on-going celebration of 50 years of Super 8 filmmaking, the company has launched the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge, and is seeking submissions until 21 December 2015. The inaugural online contest, which is free to enter, is designed to showcase the wide range of creative uses of this small gauge format by passionate shooters from all walks of life.

Filmmakers, home movie aficionados, documentarians, sports enthusiasts, musicians, promo/spot creatives and experimentalists from all over the world are invited to submit clips that were originated on Super 8 film and range from 15 seconds to five minutes. Entries will be taken in one of three categories: POV (fiction), Action (lifestyle) and Flashback (non-fiction).

Once the submission period ends, there will be two rounds of voting open to the general public. The semi-finalist round will begin on 22 December 2015. The top three videos in each category based on audience votes, along with two semi- finalists from each category chosen by a jury, will be screened at a Kodak event at the Slamdance Film Festival in January 2016. Fifteen films will be chosen in total.

The second stage of voting will determine the overall first, second and third place Audience Award winners. A professional panel of jurists assembled by Kodak will select the Jury Award semi-finalists and winner.

Prizes will range from a Kodak PixPro SP360 Action camera and a Pro8mm Rhonda Super 8 camera, to film stock, processing and swag, valued at up to US$12 500.

The Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge is hosted on The Audience Awards contest platform. Entrants will need to create a valid Audience Awards account, free of charge. Viewers can also sign up for free to watch and vote for their favourite clips from 22 December 2015 to 25 January 2016.

All submissions must be shot on Super 8 film, either with or without sound. Hybrid productions need to be comprised of a minimum of 50% Super 8 footage. Clips can be from any year, original pieces of work or excerpts of longer form projects, and previously exhibited or distributed.

For more information, click here.