October

plnr tbPop, Lock 'n Roll, which opened at the end of September, is an entertaining and amusing South African dance musical, based on a gangster theme.

Durban FilmMart invites submissions from African filmmakersAfrican filmmakers with projects in development are invited to submit their projects for the Finance Forum and the African Pitch at the 8th Durban FilmMart, which takes place during the 2017 Durban International Film Festival.

GFC, Destiny Media invest in tomorrow's filmmakersThe GFC has partnered with Destiny Media to ensure that emerging filmmakers get first-hand knowledge on building sustainable production companies at the 3rd annual Film Finance World Forum.

HER AFRICA Film Festival scheduleFans of African women in film - check out the all-day programme of films being screened as part of the inaugural HER AFRICA Film Festival at the Bioscope in Maboneng on Saturday, 29 October.

Joburg, from a different angle again, in Omotoso's VayaNigerian-born, Johannesburg-based filmmaker Akin Omotoso continues his exploration of the dramatic and cinematic potential of his adopted home town in his latest offering, Vaya.

NEWSFLASH: Opportunity for Gauteng filmmakersThe GFC invites Gauteng filmmakers who have content and wish to participate at DISCOP 2016 to respond to Nthabeleng@gautengfilm.org.za by 20 October. Space limited and subject to availability.

Joburg Film Festival launches with powerful movie lineupThe inaugural Joburg Film Festival comes to multiple venues across Johannesburg from 28 October to 5 November with a powerful lineup that includes 6 world and 26 Africa premieres.

Joburg Film Festival reaches out to youthThe inaugural Joburg Film Festival is targeting the next generation of filmmakers and movie fans, with a packed Youth and Audience Development Programme running from 1 October through 5 November.

M-Net calls for submissions from local storytellersM-Net has issued a call for local storytellers to submit original ideas for "authentically South African" contemporary films in any South African vernacular language, including Afrikaans.

Durban Film Mart8th Durban FilmMart: A two-day packaging and mentoring programme followed by two days of one-on-one meetings with a panel of international film financiers, funds, buyers and distributors.

International jury to adjudicate DISCOP Joburg pitching competitionA jury of local and international industry experts will choose the winners of the DISCOP Joburg pitching competition on Thursday, 3 November - with great prizes up for grabs.

IPO hosts inaugural producers' conferenceThe Independent Producers Organisation, in partnership with the SABC and Gauteng Film Commission, hosts its inaugural 20/20 Vision Conference on Thursday, 6 October.

Notice: GFC offices have temporary movedThe GFC and Vuyani Sondlo present the Motion Picture Editing Master Class, a course aimed at young editors, particularly black editors, who are already working in the film and TV industry in various capacities.