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Brand South Africa and the Joburg Film Festival Celebrates African Excellence

Johannesburg, South Africa - The Joburg Film Festival taking place in the heart of Egoli, today announced the opening film, Moussa Sene Absa directed...

FEATURE FILMS, MUSIC AND SNEAKER CULTURE, A HUGE ATTRACTION FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN PAVILION...

When they refer to South Africa as a melting Pot of Culture, what they mean is that our industry players – whether...

Eastern Cape filmmaker wants to help tell his community’s stories

Instead of aiming for the bright lights and the big bucks of Hollywood, filmmaker Ntsikelelo Mavata returns to his hometown roots to make films...

Global accolades for isiXhosa movie Inxeba

South African isiXhosa-language movie Inxeba movingly explores the conflict of traditional rites of manhood, when initiates “go to the mountain”, with awakening pride in...

Press release: Brand South Africa saddened at passing of actor Joe Mafela

Johannesburg, Wednesday 22 March 2017 – “Joe Mafela will always be remembered as a legendary actor, songwriter, and producer who made momentous contributions to...

The actors who would be Mandela

Over the years, many movies have been made about Nelson Mandela, the latest being the film adaptation of his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. That outing starred British actor Idris Elba, who follows in the steps of several actors who have played Madiba, only one of whom was South African – Lindane Nkosi.

Leading Lady for Seattle debut

Henk Pretorius is taking his latest work, Leading Lady, to the Seattle International Film Festival, where he won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film for Fanie Fourie's Lobola last year. The romantic comedy premières this weekend.

Films explore urban African tapestry

Six short films, making up the African Metropolis series, place the dynamic, growing cities of Africa on the big screen. "These films represent Africa in conversation with itself," explains one of the featured directors. The series has been screened at several international festivals.

Filming incentives grow South African movie industry

South Africa has gained international recognition as a movie shooting locale of choice; now, incentives lowering production and post-production costs for local and international moviemakers are boosting the industry's profits.

Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

A slew of international awards has been bagged by The Forgotten Kingdom, a story of a young man's return to his roots inspired by and filmed in the mystical magic of Lesotho. The cinematography matches the breath-taking scenery, earning its cinematographer the Haskell Wexler Award in New York.