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NFVF says ‘abrupt’ Encounters fest funding withdrawal was due process
NFVF says ‘abrupt’ Encounters fest funding withdrawal was due process
The organisers of the Encounters Film Festival, which kicked off last Thursday, were faced with the unexpected dilemma of having their funding...
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Ouédraogo shone on Africa’s soul
Celebrated Burkinabé filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo, known for focusing on the everyday stories of village life, died on February 18 in Ouagadougou....
The character whisperer: Zandi Tisani
The character whisperer: Zandi Tisani
Zandi Tisani (31) remembers a pair of films stacked at the far end of her friend’s mother’s video collection —positioned, presumably, to...
How romcoms helped the local film industry feel the love
How romcoms helped the local film industry feel the love
The recent local success of Happiness is a Four-Letter Word seems to herald a new box-office momentum for romantic comedies in South...
A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
An American (played by Fast & Furious’s Paul Walker) picks up a rental car on arrival in South Africa. He drives through...
NFVF gets some new blood
NFVF gets some new blood
The NFVF has been mandated by the government to develop and promote the South African film industry both domestically and internationally.
Townships make their own movies
Townships make their own movies
More and more movies are being made in South Africa's townships, but they do not often reach our big screens. These vibrant films are usually...
Shooting stars in the Karoo
Shooting stars in the Karoo
Travelling to Cape Town via Bloemfontein invokes the kind of geographical trigonometry that would make any Karoo town seem more remote than it is....

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