Another win for South Africa: Terry Pheto awarded for movie role

Acclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom. Brand South...

Motloung prepares for Mandela role

South African actor Sello Motloung visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg to prepare for his role as Nelson Mandela in an upcoming movie,...

South African classic The Suit made into a short film

The trailer for the film version of South African writer Can Themba's classic short story, The Suit, has been released. The film has been selected for a number of local and African film festivals. It stars Atandwa Kani, his acting legend father John Kani, and Phuti Nakene.

Big screen treatment for queen of Katwe

Hunger was the motivation for Uganda's Phiona Mutesi to attend chess classes at a local church: she signed up because they also provided a bowl of porridge. Today, her story is being made into a Hollywood movie.

Cinema harnesses the power of the sun

sunshine-cinema---thumbDo-it-yourself videos to teach skills, as well as short story films, are screened in rural and marginalised areas, using solar energy. Next up for Sunshine Cinema is a road trip exposing its work to people from Cape Town to Kenya.

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.

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.

American film industry on tour

Several international films have already been shot in South Africa, but there is potential for so much more. A group of Hollywood producers is in the country to hear what it has to offer, and learn more about the locations, professional talent and services available, as well as the government incentives for the industry.

WEF to screen Mandela movie

South African producer Anant Singh will receive a Crystal Award at this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos where his movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be screened. "I hope the film will inspire the delegates as Madiba did in his first address at the annual meeting in 1991," he says.