MultiChoice took an early lead at The South African Film and Television Awards as the most nominated broadcaster overall, with 149 SAFTA nominations. These included the most nominated shows in all major categories: feature film, TV comedy, TV drama, soap, and telenovela.
The South African Film and Television Awards is an annual South African awards ceremony hosted by the National Film and Video Foundation, to honour creative excellence in the local film and television industry as assessed by the volunteer judges.
Is the internet going to kill the South African film industry? This is one of the many questions that delegates grappled with at the South African Film Summit at Skyrink Studios in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday and Tuesday. By Nico Gous
Proudly presented by Animation SA, the star-studded programme has been announced for the eighth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), which takes place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.
Filming is underway on Showmax's first travel show Trippin' With Skhumba.
Sphere Custom brings the ICA / PVA Video System Calibration Certification course to South Africa. Greg Loewen, founding member of the PVA, who has been a respected authority in the video industry relating to standards, calibration, and setup for almost two decades will be teaching the course.
The Girl From St Agnes, the first Showmax Original drama, broke an important record on its debut on the service yesterday. The number of unique viewers in the first 24 hours exceeded that of the previous record-holder, the Showmax Original comedy series Tali's Wedding Diary.
It looks like South African director Gavin Hood, who already has an Oscar on his shelf for Tsotsi, has another hit on his hands judging by the audience response to the World Premiere of his latest movie at the Sundance Film Festival. By Fiona Walch
You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl From St Agnes, Showmax's critically acclaimed first Original Drama, which Quartz describes as "the kind of story that makes viewers want to click 'continue watching' at 3 a.m. and talk about it at work the next day."