March

alex-thumbAfter two years of development and production, Alexandra My Alexandra!, a groundbreaking six-part social history documentary on one of South Africa’s oldest townships, will be launched at Wits University on 16 June 2013.

allstar-thyumbOn Saturday 23 March Kasi Movie Nights, in association with the First Wednesday Film Club, the Young Producers Forum and the GFC, will present the All Star Film Experience, a movie marathon featuring only South African films.

SOBUKWE-thumbIn celebration of Human Rights Day, 21 March, the Gauteng Film Commission in partnership with Born Free Media will host two screenings of the drama-documentary Sobukwe: A Great Soul at the Soweto Amphitheatre.

IneedanewjobThe Gauteng Film Commission would like to congratulate Elwelwani for scooping 11 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards, Man on Ground for winning four awards at the Africa Magic Viewer Choice Awards, and all the Safta award winners.

goetheinstitut thumbYoung African filmmakers have received more support through a joint venture spanning Africa and Europe. The films in African Metropolis will show the world Africa's modern face. The short films will be shot in Lagos, Abidjan, Kinshasa, Dakar, Johannesburg, Cairo and Nairobi.

Man-On-Ground-2-thumbSouth African films Man on Ground and Otelo Burning were the big winners at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, the pan-African TV network Africa Magic’s maiden awards ceremony, which saw the cream of the continent’s film industry converge on Lagos, Nigeria, on 9 March.

otelo burning thumbSouth African film Otelo Burning added to a long list of accolades over the weekend, picking up a hat-trick of awards at Australia's Byron Bay International Film Festival - the first film ever to claim the honour.

Writers-Festival thumbThe 16th annual Time of the Writer International Writers Festival takes place in Durban, from 18 to 23 March, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Local and international authors will participate.

cliff thumbGareth Cliff has a new gig. The 5FM DJ and Idols judge will lend his voice to Phineas And Ferb, the Bafta-nominated and Emmy-award-winning animated comedy series. Cliff has been cast as a Ducky MoMo salesman in the third season of Disney's number one animated series.

wildtalkafrica-thumbWild Talk Africa has officially opened its virtual doors for delegate registration to this year’s festival and conference, with a special early bird registration offer running until the end of April. Registration is an easy online process and only takes a few minutes.

Fanie thumbFresh from a successful opening weekend at the local box office, South African romantic comedy Fanie Fourie's Lobola has won the Audience Choice Award for Best Comedy at the 19th annual Sedona International Film Festival in the US.

TFF thumbThe Turkish Embassy in Pretoria with the support of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Tourism and in collaboration with Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, is excited to present the first Turkish Film Festival in South Africa.

holi thumbThe biggest documentary ever made on all the world's religions is about to go into production, and WNET New York Public Media is looking for footage from filmmakers around the world for what they believe will be the most diverse and complete film on the world's religions ever made.

IIFF thumbThe International Images Film Festival for Women is calling for submissions of films that celebrate women as peacemakers and as leaders who work to stop violence and abuse. The deadline for confirming film entries is 15 June and all required information must be submitted by 30 June.

IDFA thumbEmerging talent is sought to join the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam's WorldView Summer School, where eight international documentary experts will be doing the teaching. The deadline for submissions is 1 April.