29 June 2018


MultiChoice to train African filmmakers

MultiChoice is looking for aspiring film directors, sound engineers and scriptwriters to enter the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), which offers them a chance to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling. The programme was created to significantly enhance the pool of talent and skills in the continent's film and television production industry.

Sixty talented students from thirteen African countries will get the chance to hone their film and television production skills alongside industry greats. This year-long funded programme will be supported by MTF academies hosted in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. Students will create quality local content that will be broadcast on M-Net channels.

Applications must be submitted by 05 July after which an adjudication process will whittle down the entries to twenty for each region.

To apply click here.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council calls for nominations for individuals to serve as members in the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is seeking individuals to serve on the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel in Accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997.

The Advisory Panel members will fulfil the statutory role of advising and recommending projects for grants to the NFVF Council based on the merits of applications. The Advisory Panel members will advise on any matters relating to the South African Film/Television /Digital Media or any other related field to which the Council deems essential.

Members can be nominated by any member of the public and individuals are also encouraged to nominate themselves. Nominees who will enhance the diversity of the advisory panel are particularly encouraged to apply.

Nominations should be forwarded by e-mail to applications@nfvf.co.za.

Closing Date: 6 August 2018

Read the full article here.


Encounters Rough Cut Lab – Call For Submissions

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In partnership with Refinery Cape Town and the South African Guild of Editors (SAGE), the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival invites South African filmmakers to submit their films for the 2nd Encounters Rough Cut Lab to be held in Cape Town from Monday 6th August 2018 to Friday 10th August 2018.

A maximum of 3 South African projects, consisting of one director and one editor, whose films are in post-production, will be selected to spend five (5) days working on their film with an experienced editing mentor. Projects will receive expert advice on story structure and technical aspects.

This call is only open to projects with an assembled rough cut.

Submissions Details:

   A one-page synopsis maximum

   A one-page directors vision/treatment

   A one-page editors vision/treatment

   A one-page biography of the director and editor

   A one-page post production schedule and predicted timeline for completion

   An online screener link and password to the viewable rough cut

   A half page bullet point document outlining the difficulties currently experienced with the film’s current structure and / or problematic areas in the story, and if additional footage can be shot or sourced through archive.

   A half-page indication of what has been achieved up to this point is required. No less than 5 weeks must have been spent in edit prior to the lab.

   Films need to be feature length – 70 mins or above

   All available footage accessible on a USB 3 or firewire hard drives

   Indicate what software was used

Send To: pa@encounters.co.za with Rough Cut Lab in the subject line

Submissions Deadline: On or before 4pm (South African time), Monday, 16 July 2018.

*Any submissions that do not follow the strict submission details and page limitations will be disqualified