Poppie Nongena to release in local cinemas in 2020

30 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

Producer Helena Spring has announced that the legacy film, Poppie Nongena, will release in cinemas nationwide on 30 January 2020. The film is based on The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena, which is regarded as one of the best African novels of the twentieth century. Clementime Mosimane plays the role […]

Oliver Hermanus’ new film to premiere at Venice

30 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

Oliver Hermanus and Portobello Productions have announced that their new film, Moffie, will have its world premiere in the official selection of the 76th Venice Film Festival which starts on 28 August 2019. Moffie was made in association with Hermanus’ Cape Town-based Penzance Films with the support of the Department […]

40th DIFF announces its award winners

30 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

The 40th Durban International Film Festival announced its winners at its awards ceremony on 23 July at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban, South Africa. A total of 19 awards were given out at the ceremony: Best Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award at DIFF 2019: For Sama directed Edward Watts […]

Endemol Shine Builds ‘The Bridge’ in Africa

29 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

Endemol Shine Group has sold the rights to adapt its critically acclaimed and highly popular Nordic Noir detective series “The Bridge” to Cape Town-based production company Both Worlds Pictures, Variety has learned exclusively. The series will feature an all-African cast and will be set around the Beit Bridge border crossing […]

The Professionals, Africa’s biggest co-production shooting in SA

29 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

Africa’s biggest co-production to date, with a combined budget of 27 million US dollars, is currently shooting in and around Johannesburg with Hollywood A-list talent. “The Professionals,” a television action series depicting the high risk lives of Private Military Contractors (PMC’s) is an Official Ireland – Republic of South Africa […]

Buddha in Africa at DIFF

16 July 2019 ipoadmin 0

Buddha in Africa, directed by KwaZulu-Natal-based filmmaker, Nicole Schafer, has been selected in the International Documentary Competition at the 40th Durban International Film Festival (18 to 28 July) for the second leg of its South African premiere. This delicately observed documentary about a Malawian teenager caught between his African roots […]