December

Season's greetings from the GFC!Best wishes to all Gauteng film fans for a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! Please note that our offices will be closed from 19 December 2016, reopening on 3 January 2017.

gauteng film commissionOne of the major roles that the Gauteng Film Commission plays is to support and promote the film and television production industry in Gauteng. During this last quarter there were four projects that the GFC supported namely; Stranger’s call, VR6, The Sacrifice and the short film ‘Kwanele’. As part of the support all three production companies have afforded two students a job shadowing opportunity in different fields on each production.

Women steal the show in SA film in 2016Female power asserted itself in South African film in 2016, with women directors, producers, writers and actresses - many of them based in Gauteng - leading the way both on the screen and behind the scenes.

ladiesfirst 75Women Expo Joburg invites you to a special screening of ground-breaking hip hop documentary Ladies First: Women in South African Hip Hop at Diepkloof Square on Wednesday, 7 December.

LA firm opens office in Joburg, signs deal with Khanyi MbauLos Angeles-based Hoplite Entertainment has opened an office in Johannesburg, and wasted no time in signing a co-production and talent deal with actress, presenter and producer Khanyi Mbau.

Vaya scores once more on international festival circuitFollowing a good reception at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was the only South African film in selection, Akin Omotoso's Vaya scooped the Special Jury Award at the sixth African International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

Applications open for Realness pan-African scriptwriting residency 2017Screenwriters from across Africa are invited to apply for the 2017 edition of pioneering residency initiative Realness, following the success of the inaugural residency involving five emerging screenwriters.

Lira records song for Disney's MoanaSouth African film fans will get the chance to hear one of the country's best loved performers, singer-songwriter Lira, when Disney's latest animation comedy adventure, Moana, hits cinemas nationwide.