July

Fifti Festival to celebrate, empower women in filmThe 2015 Females in Film and Television Industry (Fifti) Festival will take place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg during national Women's Month, from 6 to 10 August.

Invitation: film screening/workshop in EkurhuleniBGN Holdings in partnership with the GFC invites interested stakeholders and community members to join a screening/workshop in Ehurhuleni on Thursday, 30 July.

Free screening of Forgotten Kingdom in SharpevilleSharpeville residents can enjoy a free cinema experience on Friday when Red Carpet Screenings, supported by the GFC, screens The Forgotten Kingdom, the acclaimed drama set in Lesotho.

Film bodies 'must unite in promoting destination SA'South Africa's film commissions and related organisations need to unite in promoting the country as a filmmaking destination, says Gauteng Film Commission CEO Andile Mbeki.

Man with a vision of Joburg as African filmmaking centreInspired by Johannesburg as a city of the continent, filmmaker Nelson C. Akachukwu wants to celebrate Africa, and to bring as many other filmmakers as he can along with him on his journey.

Triggerfish, Disney launch pan-African film talent huntTriggerfish Animation Studios, with support from the Department of Trade and Industry and Walt Disney, has launched a $3.5-million venture to develop Africa's most talented filmmakers.

Mandela Day film opportunity for JoburgersJoburgers looking to reflect on the great man's legacy on Nelson Mandela Day 2015 can catch screenings of the award-winning documentary Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me from 18 to 21 July.

SA premiere for Sibs Shongwe-La Mer's debut filmAfter a successful international festival circuit run, critically acclaimed film Necktie Youth will make its local debut at the Durban International Film Festival on Friday, 17 July.

Urucu brings Cannes Critics' Week to South AfricaIndependent film production company Urucu has partnered with Cannes' La Semaine de la Critique to bring a unique selection of Cannes Critics' Week movies to South Africa.

Wild Coast mining documentary set for Durban premiereFresh from winning the audience award at the Encounters festival in June, The Shore Break will have its South African co-premiere at the Durban International Film Festival on 18 July.

GFC to back Gauteng filmmakers at Talents DurbanThe GFC will enable 11 emerging filmmakers from Gauteng to attend the Talents Durban component of the 2015 Durban International Film Festival.

imsff 75The Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival celebrated the talents of passionate South African filmmakers at its awards evening on 5 June.

Tell Me Sweet SomethingDowntown Joburg is more than just a setting for Akin Omotoso's Tell Me Sweet Something. The groundbreaking rom-com will have its world premiere in KwaMashu township outside Durban on 25 July.