July

king tbShe is King, a major feature film supported by the Gauteng Film Commission, is a joyous, feel-good musical celebration of Zulu culture in a contemporary setting.

VayaThe South African drama Vaya, supported by the Gauteng Film Commission, has won yet another series of awards this month. At the Durban Film Festival on Saturday 22nd July, Vaya won Best South African feature film.

Asinamali!Asinamali! the much-anticipated film by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), one of the biggest festivals of its kind and the longest running film festival in Africa. The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga on Sunday, 23 July.

hiphop tbHip-Hop may not have been born in Africa, but the African influence runs deep, all the way to the rhythmic patterns used in traditional festive celebrations.

wedding tbThis year’s big romantic movie hit is likely to be Zulu Wedding, first supported by the Gauteng Film Commission as a short film in 2012, and now developed into a full feature with an international cast.

sascThe 2017 SASC Visible Spectrum Awards - VSA are dedicated to the vision of the founder members of the South African Society of Cinematographers and to the current South African cinematographers who are carving a name for themselves both locally and abroad.

InxebaSouth African film ‘Inxeba’ (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival, which runs from 29 June to 15 July. 

stillborn tbA South African short film produced in Gauteng, with the narrative entirely in isiXhosa, was the opening film at the International BRICS Film Festival held in Chengdu, China, at the end of June.

anicomp tbThe African Animation Network (AAN), Nairobi Comic Con (NAICCON), the Association of Animation Artistes Kenya (A3K), My Child TV and Laugh Industry and have partnered to produce East Africa’s first Animation Pitching Competition at #NAICCON2017.