Film Indaba Special 2008 Online Gallery
Have a look at our collection of photos from the Film Indaba hosted by the Gauteng Film Commission, last month (12 November 2008).

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Over 550 delegates attended the second annual Film Indaba, hosted by the Gauteng Film Commission, last month (12 November 2008), making this a premier event in the audio visual sector.  Terry Tselane, Chief Executive of the GFC, stressed in his opening address that continued co-operation and commitment between the industry and the GFC, as we work together to strengthen and grow this vial and vibrant sector in Gauteng, is absolutely vital.

The Beyond 2010 theme was explored in many diverse facets, with the overall focus on how can the industry leverage off and benefit from both the infrastructure being developed and the interest being shown in South Africa.  What emerged loud and clear from this one-day conference was that in order to have a sustainable local industry and to be able to capitalise off upcoming opportunities, the industry needs to be more cohesive, to co-operate more and to present a business case on the industry to the Province and government in order to secure more investment and support, as well as commitment to making Gauteng not only a film friendly or conducive environment but also a highly successful industry base.

In this issue, we cover a number of the panel discussions, which proved to be interactive and very beneficial, as well as Tselane's opening address, the keynote presentation on New Mexico's experiences and measures taken to develop an indigenous filmmaking industry and globally competitive film centre, as well as a paper by panellist Professor Tomaselli that looks at the modern consumer, new age technology and what impact this will have on the traditional film industry.

Please click on the links below to read more articles about the Film Indaba hosted by the Gauteng Film Commission.

Welcoming address by Terry Tselane, Chief Executive of the GFC
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A Comparative Gesture : the experience of New Mexico, by Jon Hendry
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Beyond 2010 : 5 industry visionaries discuss the state of the industry
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Gauteng Film Friendly: Fact or Fiction? Panel discussion
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Thinking out of the box panel discussion
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The Financial Sweet Pot panel discussion
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Film Infrastructure and Capacity panel discussion
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Session 5 Panel -
Jon Hendry, Dennis Mashabela, Nico Dekker, Eileen Sandrock, Jonathan Gimpel, Tracey Williams Caption: Session 5 Panel - Jon Hendry, Dennis Mashabela, Nico Dekker, Eileen Sandrock, Jonathan Gimpel, Tracey Williams

The Great Glass Ceiling panel discussion
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Fit for the Small(er) Screen by Prof Keyan Tomaselli
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Can film leverage soccer, lessons from the German experience by Dr Nikolaus Eberl
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