The Gauteng Film Commission's new five-year film industry strategy covers the entire film sector, addresses the full production value chain from script to post-production, and looks at the development of existing and new content markets locally and internationally.

The Africa Film Academy invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short film and documentary works for the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards, set to take place in April 2012. The deadline for submissions is 30 December 2011, and nominations will be announced in February 2012.

Award-winning audio post-production company Freq’ncy Audio is pioneering a unique workshop, aimed specifically at ad agency people, to help industry newcomers learn the post-production processes required to complete a TV or film commercial.

South African students interested in a career in electronic media stand a chance to win a share of R2-million worth of bursaries for studies in animation, graphic design, television and radio production through a partnership between SABC Education and Nemisa.

The biennial Mediatech Africa, held this year from 20 to 22 July at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, again proved to be Africa’s most advanced technology trade showcasing the latest in broadcast, film and production, professional AV, sound, lighting, staging and rigging technology.