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YouTube Adds iMessage Support To Make Sharing Videos Even Easier
Social Media 6th Oct 2017

social media, YouTube

YouTube has made a slight-but-mighty update to its iOS app today that’s bound to make sharing videos via text message even easier.
ACT Announces Awards 20 Year Celebration Event

Arts & Culture Trust, ACT, ACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the ACT Awards will be taking place on Friday 17 November 2017 at the Sun International Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg
Disrupting the Industry for Multicultural Millennials
Film & Television 5th Oct 2017

film festivals, Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2017, Snake Nation, The City of Atlanta, The City of Cape Town

Snake Nation will present a 2-day screening and workshop at the CTIFM&F with the aims of bringing awareness to their work, share knowledge, and create collaborative productions.
SA short film salected as Vimeo Staff Pick
Film & Television 5th Oct 2017

social media, Vimeo, Buitenkant, The Outside, short film, William Nicholson

Buitenkant (The Outside), a South African short film by William Nicholson, racked up over 100k views in 48 hours after being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick this week.
2018 Raw Film Festival: Call for entries

film festivals, Raw Film Festival

The Raw Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to create a short, a socially relevant film under the mentorship of Cape Town’s most successful film, commercial and documentary directors and producers.
Call for Documentary Project: 100 Years Of Nelson Mandela. Budget R1,500,000
Finance & Funding 3rd Oct 2017

National Film and Video Foundation, NFVF, film finance, film funding

In pursuance of our strategic pillar of Promoting Social Cohesion and Nation Building, the NFVF will be funding the production of a one-hour television length documentary film to the total value of R1,500,000 (one million five hundred thousand rand).
Call for Documentary Project: Celebrating South African heritage and cultural diversity
Finance & Funding 3rd Oct 2017

National Film and Video Foundation, NFVF, film finance, film funding

The call seeks to award R750 000 funding each to Tier 2 and 3 filmmakers to produce one documentary each in keeping with the theme of the “South African Social and Cultural Diversity”.
Amazon Studios Looks to Shake Up the Movie Business as it Moves Into Self-Distribution
Distribution 3rd Oct 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution, Amazon

Unlike its rival, Netflix, which debuts its films on its streaming service and largely forgoes a theatrical run, Amazon is all about releasing its offerings in cinemas.