Financing African films has always required equal parts imagination and hustle, and as the global movie industry weathers its own seismic upheaval from new financing and distribution challenges, filmmakers on the continent are learning to adapt on the fly. By Christopher Vourlias
As part of our Madiba centenary celebrations, the Film industry Fund handed a new classroom to Umzomhle Early Childhood development Centre in Khayelitsha. The donation was to the value of R100 000,00. Breadline Africa match funded this project.
The City hopes to revive the film and media sector after a sharp decline in film shoots in the city over the last couple of years.
Zama Mkosi has abruptly resigned as CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) following a forensic investigation into allegations of mismanagement, waste of funds and other issues at the embattled organisation supposed to promote and support South Africa's film and television industry.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Marketing and Distribution cycle 1 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open for funding.
A forensic investigation into claims of mismanagement and abuse of funds, among others, has implicated "some of the executive and senior management" of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) the department of arts and culture has confirmed. By Charl Blignaut
The South African film and television industry continues to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and create employment for the services sector, despite the economic challenges that South Africa experienced.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites prominent film and television producers to apply for the planned Inward Investment Mission (IIM) to South Africa aimed at promoting co-productions in animated series, feature films, documentaries and television series.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) found that the chief executive of the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), Andile Mbeki, was still taking home a salary package of more than R1 million despite being placed on suspension for more than a year.