October

DiscopOne of the highlights of Discop, an annual marketplace for the African film industry held in Sandton in late October, was the launch of a parallel initiative to encourage the fast-growing music business sector in Africa.

 Nhlanhla against wallThe must-see, award-winning South African film Vaya, comes to screens across South Africa from October 27th. In Johannesburg, it will be showing at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau and Hyde Park Nu Metro.

mifa tbThirty animation film projects from across Africa were submitted to the Johannesburg semi-finals of the MIFA-Pitches Animation du Monde pitching competition, of which ten have been chosen.

Xolani and VijaSouth African film Inxeba (The Wound) has won the Sutherland Award, which recognises the director of the most original and imaginative first feature, at the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival.

aan tbA total of 114 short animated films were submitted to FupiToons Festival presented by the African Animation Network (AAN) in partnership with Cartoon Network & Ster-Kinekor.

The Whale CallerThe Whale Caller, an unusual love story and a major South African film, opens in mid-October at cinemas around the country.

The WoundFollowing the announcement that Inxeba (The Wound) has been selected as South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards (Oscars) for Best Foreign Language Film, the film has been called ‘offensive’ by the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders.

4399 The wound poster tbInxeba (The Wound) is South Africa’s entry for next year’s 90th Academy Awards.

Team member after dropping off the filmYoung film makers describe their high-pressure experiences during the 48Hour Film Project.