October

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) will be present at the Discop Africa 2012, along with 27 companies that can be contacted at the GFC stand.

Lions-TraiInternationally acclaimed local documentary film maker, Francois Verster (director, editor and producer), continues his month-long residency at Wits as the Carnegie Resident Scholar, under the auspices of the Wits Television and Film Department, and the Department of African Literature.

Call for applications for approval of co-production status in terms of the agreement between the government of the Republic of South Africa and the government of Ireland concerning the co-production of films.

Banff-Mountain-Film-Fest thThe Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be in South Africa, screening some of the most adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding extreme sports. Get your thrill on.

The Gauteng Film Commission in collaboration with Discop Africa invites filmmakers to participate in the inaugural South African edition of Discop Africa 2012, with an offer to subsidise 100 filmmakers’ registration fees.

Mentored by Anton Burggraaf of Ochre Moving Pictures and with the star quality of socialite and cross-dressing sensation IkoMash, Mpumi Tshabalala from Vosloorus won the latest edition of the SA’s Next Top Filmmaker competition for her reality format short film Look at Me Now.

depression thumbjpgMental illness is not a death sentence, nor is it something to be ashamed of, as the message of a new social media campaign says. 'Let's Talk' encourages society to embrace mental health issues and eliminate the stigma.

Damon-Berry thumbnailThe great sprawling, changing city of gold is the chosen home of the award-winning actor, writer, director and producer. It is here that he makes movies because "film is amazing".

 

 

film week thumbOrganisers of the Mangaung African Cultural Festival Film Week are expecting a large turnout for this year’s event, the second in a row, after the success of the inaugural event.

horror thumbBeware. Mad scientists and monsters gather at The Bioscope. Only the very brave should venture out for the fright-filled, gore-splattered Horrorfest.

World-renowned digital cinematographer Philip Bloom, an evangelist for the low-budget look who embraces the best technology for the job, will be holding two workshops for local filmmakers in Johannesburg this October.

GFC project Little One, a moving tale of a six-year-old girl found left for dead outside a township in Johannesburg, has been selected for consideration as South Africa’s official entry for best foreign film at next year’s Oscars.

At an intimate soirée on Friday 28 September, the Gauteng Film Commission announced a range of successful projects it had supported in the second quarter of this year, as part of the organisation’s new push towards more openness and transparency.