• 'Thina Sobabili' Selected as South Africa’s Oscars Entry

    Thina Sobabili, a film by Ernest Nkosi, has been confirmed as South Africa’s official entry for consideration into the Annual Academy Award’s Best Foreign Language Film category. The South African Academy Award Selection Committee and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) made the announcement after intensive deliberations, and if the film is approved by the Oscars Academy Award Selection Committee, it will move forward to the next step of the Oscars selection process.

  • 6th Durban FilmMart announces project selection at Cannes

    Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from 7 – 20 July, 2015. The details of the selection were announced at a networking function held at the South Africa Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival

  • Delegate registration for 8th Film Mart opens on 18 April 2017

    Africa’s premier film finance and co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), opens delegate registration next week on Tuesday (18 April). This is an opportunity for filmmakers - experienced and inexperienced to network, pitch their ideas and update themselves on the latest trends in their chosen industry

  • Hear Me Move exposes SA dance culture to Africa and abroad

    'Hear Me Move' is an exciting South African dance movie

    South Africa's first dance film ‘Hear Me Move ‘ has been invited to be screened at the 4th edition of the African International Film Festival (AIFF) from 9-16 November 2014 in Nigeria. The film premiered at the Durban International Film Festival in August (2014)

  • Inaugural Short Film Project: Shortlist announced

    Short Film Project 2015

    The response to the inaugural The Short Film Project launched by Cinema Nouveau in September last year, has been overwhelming. A total of 124 entries were submitted by the extended deadline of end November and, of these, 10 have made it onto the shortlist and will be screened as 'support acts' to main features from 10 April 2015

  • SA film 'The Number' chosen for Toronto Film Fest 2017

    Directed by Khalo Matabane and produced by Carolyn Carew, 'The Number' will be screened at TIFF 2017

    A KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission funded project - 'The Number', has made the screening list for the Toronto International Film Festival 7 - 17 September 2017

  • South African Comedian David Kau signs a major US movie deal

    Comedian David Kau of ‘Blitz Patrollie’ and ‘Taxi Ride’ fame has concluded a major production and distribution deal with Archstone Pictures and Archstone Distribution to co-produce and distribute his new film ‘Sekwankwetla’. The deal was concluded on Tuesday 19 May at the SA Pavillion at the Cannes Film Festival with Scott Martin and Michael Slifkin - founders and partners of the Archstone Companies

  • Tomorrow is D-Day for Durban International Film Festival 2014

    Durban International Film Festival 2014 

    With over 250 screenings at nine venues 17-27 July 2014, the Durban International Film Festival has the biggest showcase of South African films yet: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (UKZN), Suncoast Cine Centre, Ster Kinekor Musgrave, Cinema Nouveau Gateway, Elangeni Hotel (a brand new venue for DIFF), Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre KwaMashu, Bay of Plenty, KZNSA Gallery, Luthuli Museum KwaDukuza

  • We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival


    The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is hosting Africa Month as part of the immediate initiatives of fostering the African Renaissance vision articulated in the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance and strengthening  Socio-Cultural, Economic  and Political Integration. Part of this celebration is the 'We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival'