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Film Festivals & Awards

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Durban FilmMart Hosts Leading Film Executive Tilane Jones of ARRAY NOW

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One of the key figures attending the Durban FilmMart this year, Tilane Jones is the executive director of ARRAY, the film distribution collaborative founded by Oscar-winner Ava DuVernay which is focused on women filmmakers and filmmakers of colour.
Somebody Clap for Me Premieres at Zanzibar International Film Festival

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Somebody Clap For Me, the Maisha Lab project from Brazilian director Luciana Farah, will have its world premiere at the 20th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (8-16 July 2017).
South Africa’s ‘Inxeba’ Bags a String of Award

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South African film ‘Inxeba’ (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival, which runs from 29 June to 15 July.

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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, in partnership with Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT), invites South African women filmmakers to participate in the inaugural CineFAM South Africa Short Film Challenge.

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival is excited to announce the 2017 Chief Guest, executive producer, entrepreneur and CEO of D Street Media Group, Dexter Davis. Dexter will be at ZIFF to host a series of workshops on marketing and distribution, as well as pitching.
The NFVF takes local films to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

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The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is once again hosting the film component during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The festival runs from the 29th of June to the 9th of July 2017.
Two new DISCOP markets will be added one in Zanzibar, centered on East Africa’s fast-rising independent film, television and digital content production sectors; and one in Lagos centered on Nigeria, one of the world’s most promising entertainment single-market ecosystems
Durban International Film Festival brings Germany to South Africa

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The Durban International Film Festival is set to captivate audiences with ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop.
Xhosa Sci-fi heads to China for international film festival

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A Xhosa Sci-fi film based in the future is set to wow audiences in China this week when it opens the international BRICS Film Festival.
Showmax partners with ZIFF: Presents Golden Dhow Award

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival is excited to announce a partnership with Showmax to support the best in African filmmaking. For the 2017 edition of ZIFF, Showmax will be sponsoring the coveted ZIFF Golden Dhow for Best Feature Film with a cash prize of USD3,000.