ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICAN FILM

Sesotho film wins award for best cinematography in New York

2014-04-03 13:33

Carlos Carvalho, director of photography for The Forgotten Kingdom, the first feature film produced in Lesotho, has won the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography in New York.

Cinemas close for Mandela funeral

2013-12-13 08:12

Screening of all films has been suspended for the first show on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for former president Nelson Mandela, Ster-Kinekor has said.

French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle signs up to star in SA director’s new film

2013-11-21 14:00

French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle has signed up to star in Oliver Hermanus’ third feature film, The Endless River.

CT winner announced for 48 Hour Film Project

2013-11-05 14:50

Five Minutes Till Noon won several awards, including Best Picture, at the annual 48 Hour Film Project for Cape Town and will represent the city next year in America.

Radebe: I cried during the film

2013-11-03 22:25
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Justice Minister Jeff Radebe cried more than once during some of the scenes of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which premiered in Johannesburg.

Mandela film cost over R300m to make

2013-11-02 17:00

The film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" cost just over R350 million to make, film-maker Anant Singh says.

Afrikaans film travelling Down Under

2013-10-16 14:24

Afrikaans film Musiek vir die Agtergrond will now also be available Down Under after an agreement for its distribution in Australia and New Zealand has been signed.

Mandela film gets royal premiere

2013-10-11 07:49

A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela has been selected as the Royal Film Performance for 2013, in the United Kingdom, its producers have said.

New Afrikaans film gets sold in America

2013-10-03 10:10

Upcoming Afrikaans movie Musiek vir die Agtergrond has sold its North American distribution rights to D Street Media Group, a company that promotes international movies in the US.

Hollywood hunk heading to Jozi for SA movie

2013-09-30 10:41

Hugh Jackman has revealed he's heading to Johannesburg next year to shoot new sci-fi thriller Chappie, which is directed by South Africa's Neill Blomkamp.

Gangland thriller is SA's Oscar entry

2013-09-25 10:58

A coming of age crime thriller set in the Cape Flats ganglands has been selected as South Africa's official 2014 foreign-language entry for the Academy Awards.

SA animation Khumba scores overseas

2013-09-17 15:41

South African 3D animated film Khumba, which was officially selected at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, has been sold to three international distributors in Europe and Australia.

'Mandela with muscles' wows in Toronto

2013-09-09 14:01

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too.

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South Africa is going big at the Toronto Film Festival, with six proudly South African films set to be showcased at 38th instalment of the prestigious festival which is seen as a good indicator of the movies to contend at the Oscars.

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Mandela movie gets ready for world stage

2013-09-05 15:38

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has lauded producer Anant Singh for his film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which is due to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Jimmy in Pienk

2013-08-16 13:44

Khaki is die nuwe pienk.

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A drama, previously titled 'Winnie', that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. Starring Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela. Directed by Darrell Roodt. In SA cinemas 8 November.

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SA film Of Good Report unbanned

2013-07-28 12:52

South African film Of Good Report has been cleared after a challenge by the organisers of the Durban International Film Festival where it was meant to be the opening feature last week.

SA film ban 'must be challenged'

2013-07-24 15:53

The Freedom of Expression Institute has called the decision to ban South African film Of Good Report, about a relationship between a teacher and a pupil, as "ham-handed".

First look: Mandela movie trailer

2013-07-19 12:16

The first full-length trailer for the long-awaited Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been released. Watch it here.

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SA animation teaser: Khumba

2013-07-16 10:26

It’s not all black and white for this zebra… he’s going to have to earn his stripes! This is the second animated feature film from Triggerfish Animation Studios and stars Jake T. Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne and Liam Neeson. In cinemas 25 October.

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"Under your bed. Waiting to be fed." Check out the trailer for Blood Tokoloshe: Dawn of the Beast which was filmed in South Africa in the Nollywood-style on a shoestring budget and is set to screen at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival this July. The film tells of a man gets a sangoma to make him a tokoloshe so that he can get himself sex and money.

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SA gangland film Four Corners grabs international attention

2014-04-10 16:00

Four Corners will feature at the Seattle Film Festival as part of the festival's mission to "discover extraordinary films from around the world".

New release date announced for SA film Four Corners

2014-02-05 19:00

The date of the local theatrical release for the acclaimed, hard-hitting drama Four Corners has been extended by four weeks.

Two Afrikaans films win big at Indian film festival

2014-01-23 22:00

Afrikaans Language films Musiek vir die Agtergrond and Verraaiers walked away big winners at the Indian International Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA).

Mandela film gets 3 Golden Globe nominations

2013-12-13 08:20

A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela titled Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has received three Golden Globe nominations.

Schuks to take on Madiba in weekend movie showdown

2013-11-29 08:48

A film critic has predicted that Leon Schuster's new movie will be far more popular than the Madiba-film this weekend, Beeld newspaper reported.

SA movies taking the lead at the box office

2013-11-19 13:36

As Jy Sing and Khumba are leading at the SA box office, raking in 27% of the weekend's Top Ten takings.

5 photos from the Mandela movie premiere that made us feel good inside

2013-11-04 08:54

The film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom about former president Nelson Mandela's life was emotional to watch.

Red carpets at Mandela film premiere

2013-11-03 17:55

Bright lights and rolling cameras have lined the red carpet at the premiere of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Khumba enchants young audiences at premiere

2013-10-21 19:00

South African computer-animated adventure Khumba impressed audiences at its Cape Town and Johannesburg premiere ahead of its release this week.

Mandela film to be screened in US schools

2013-10-16 07:58

The film based on the life of former president Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will be introduced to American classrooms, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has said.

Upset surrounds release of two local films

2013-10-03 15:09

A Twitter storm has erupted after news broke that Venda movie Elelwani's release date will be pushed back because it clashes with another SA movie, Nothing for Mahala.

SA movie wins first prize at children's film festival

2013-10-01 10:20

SA movie Felix has won the award for Best Children's Film at this year's Lucas International Children's Film Festival.

Doccie on almost-extinct Boers searches for funds

2013-09-27 13:25

A South African documentary feature film about a century-old community of Boers in Argentina has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to start production.

SA film board sued over banned film

2013-09-19 11:33

The Film and Publications Board of South Africa has been slapped with a R28m claim by the makers of the film Of Good Report.

Mandela movie wins rave reviews

2013-09-10 09:29

The producers of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom have revealed the movie received an unprecedented 8-minute standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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A look at the star-studded international and South African cast as they meet the press upon the world premiere of the highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and is set for release in SA on 29 November.

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Afrikaans Khumba cast announced

2013-09-06 09:40

In a first for South Africa, Khumba, a South Africa animated film about a half-striped zebra living in the Karoo, will simultaneously be released in Afrikaans and English - and the local cast has been revealed.

SA animation set for Toronto festival

2013-09-04 10:27

Triggerfish, the breakout animation studio behind last year's 3D hit Adventures in Zambezia, will be bringing their new movie Khumba to the Toronto Film Festival later this month.

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Jimmy, a conservative corn farmer is elated when his rich gay uncle offers him a way to save his farm from bankruptcy - only to find out he'll have to bare his midriff and master the up-do. Starring Louw Venter, Terence Bridgett, Gys de Villiers. In cinemas 16 August.

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Babalas

2013-08-02 09:24

A South African movie that honours our history of funny adverts with drunken debauchery and unfunny humour, trying to do an Afrikaans version of The Hangover.

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SA comedy trailer: Babalas

2013-07-26 11:10

Ian Roberts (Boet), Norman Anstey (Swaer) and Fats Bookholane (Mogae) first brought these characters to life in the Castrol advertisements in the late 80's and now these folk heroes return in this dyed in the wool homegrown comedy. Also starring Jack Parow, Tammy-Anne Fortuin, Hannes Muller and Wynand van Vollenstee. In cinemas 2 August.

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SA's 'Lolita' banned at Durban festival

2013-07-24 08:51

A sex scene between a schoolteacher and a pupil has led to the opening movie at this year's Durban International Film Festival being banned, organisers have said.

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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs, Grant Swanby. In SA cinemas 6 December.

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Thapelo Mokoena plays Axe Gumede, an up-and-coming property agent who is determined to make his mark, one Randela and flashy car at a time. When his lavish lifestyle lands him in trouble with loan sharks and the law, Axe is sentenced to community service at an old-age home. Also starring Marius Weyers, Casper de Vries, Kenneth Nkosi, Jamie Bartlett. In cinemas 4 October.

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Blood Tokoloshe going places

2013-07-14 15:35

"Under your bed. Waiting to be fed." Yes, that's an actual pay-off line for the SA horror movie that was inevitably going to be made.

 
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