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Nominations open for the 2016 ImpACT Awards for young artists
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2016 ImpACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.
Rob Smith takes home two Bookmarks
Arcade Content’s Rob Smith won two video Bronzes at the 2016 Bookmarks, South Africa’s premier digital awards.
SA Eco Film Festival line up announced - Win tickets!
It's that time of year... While You Were Sleeping brings you The 3rd Annual South African Eco Film Festival from 31 March to 3rd April.
Call for entries - Slum Film Festival 2016
Slum Film Festival is the first ever film platform-featuring stories from slums, about slum realities and made by filmmakers from the slums in Africa – and beyond.
Animation students win big at Cape Town International Animation Festival
If anything is to be taken away from the Cape Town International Animation Festiva it’s that the South African animation industry has come of age and can compete with international films.
Nominations for the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)
The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, 18 March 2016 and Sunday, 20 March 2016.
Attention, Filmmakers: If You Want to Get Your Film Into Sundance, Here Are Some Tips from this Year’s Class
"If you're making your first movie, you might as well try to make it weird. It's the only time you won't have to worry too much about expectations."
Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) 2016: Call for Submissions

Durban International Film Festival, DIFF

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers from across the world to submit their Short, Documentary or Feature Fiction films to screen in the festival from the 16 to 26 June 2016.
7 Documentaries Highlighting African Stories Finalists for Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) announced their 2016 Finalists earlier this month. These films represent the best of global impact cinema and celebrate storytellers on the front lines of today's global issues.
Call for entries - Moondance International Film Festival 2016
Moondance is known as the "American Cannes" of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films from around the world, as well as very productive workshops, pitch-panels, networking parties & events.