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Celebrating the role of the South African film industry in shaping the Nation Brand...

By Phindi MadunaOn 3 to 10 March 2018, Brand South Africa once again partnered with RapidLion - the South African International Film Festival...
South African film

South African initiation film shines at Sundance Film Festival

A new South African film, The Wound, which tackles the secretive world of initiation rituals, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the leading...
Ken Gampu

Classic South African action film returns to the big screen

Joe Bullet, a South African film made in 1971 had a limited re-release on big screens in Johannesburg and Cape Town this past January...

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.

Golden Bear for

Xhosa film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the acclaimed version of Bizet's opera Carmen set Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, has become the first South African film to win the Golden Bear for best film at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.

Tax fillip for SA film

South Africa's film industry has received a major fillip from the government, which is offering some $40-million in tax incentives to local and foreign film companies over the next three years.

SA-born playwright wins an Oscar

Cape Town-born playwright Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of the Holocaust movie The Pianist, may be a long way from home, but he credits South Africa for his success in the film industry.
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