South African films making global impact

South African films, particular small, independent movies that tell personal local stories, are garnering recognition globally. Most recently, this week two films were selected for a number of international film festivals - For Love And Broken Bones and Ayanda.

South Africa’s next Oscars entry revealed

Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us), the debut feature from writer-director Ernest Nkosi, has been named South Africa's entry into the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. Should it get the nomination, and win, it'll join the likes of 2006 Oscar winner Tsotsi.

Be bold, keep it real, make it quick: a lesson from Nollywood

In 2014, Brand South Africa's Petrus de Kock sat down with Nigerian filmmaker Alex Eyengho to discuss Nollywood. Being the second largest film industry in the world, averaging 1 500 productions a year, and being third most valuable, generating over R130-billion, Nollywood presents South Africa with important lessons for success.

M-Net career expo focuses on film industry

MiM ThumbStudents interested in a career in film and television need to visit the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo, being held in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. They can learn about the various facets of the industry, right from concept to finished product.

SAA to screen African films on long haul flights

The African Choices Film Festival will screen a host of African films on South African Airways' wide-body flights in- and outbound. On the programme are films from several African countries, with more to be added. They will showcase Africa to a wider audience, says SAA.

South African filmmakers get a boost

Amateur filmmakers are learning how to tell local stories at workshops in Ekurhuleni, on the East Rand, in a partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation and the Services Sector Education and Training Authority.

See Joburg on the big screen in the new Avengers movie

South Africa has a strong connection to the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A fight between The Hulk and Iron Man takes place in Joburg, which features a few times in the movie, and Cape Town visual effects studio BlackGinger had a hand in the film’s visual effects.

South African producer’s film wins Oscar

"It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs," South African producer Eric Abraham said after his film Ida took top honours in the Best Foreign Language film category at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.