Locations Africa Conference 2021

29 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

The global pandemic has cost the South Africa film industry billions. But as restrictions ease, the industry is bouncing back – and bringing with it the promise of economic opportunity and job creation. The film industry was forced to close during the initial Covid-19 regulation and has been hampered by […]

Canada/ SA Copro Incentive

26 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

The Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive (“the Incentive”) is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund (CMF or “Party”) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF or “Party”) (the CMF and NFVF collectively the “Parties”) to fund the co-development of eligible television projects between producers from Canada and South Africa. […]

ÀLÓ Writers Initiative

23 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have today announced ÀLÓ, a brand-new writers initiative offering a unique platform for writers of African heritage. The word “ÀLÓ” is from the Yoruba language and translates as ‘once upon a time’. Just like with those words which have opened countless stories for hundreds […]

Netflix Hardship Fund

21 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

The South African Screen Federation (SASFED), supported by the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) and in collaboration with Netflix,has  announced a third round of applications for funding towards the COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund, providing relief to the hardest-hit workers in South Africa’s creative community.  For the first time, the […]

Jozi Film Festival turns 10

21 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

The Jozi Film Festival (JFF) – aka “the little film festival that could” – is back for its 10th year from 1 to 10 October 2021, catering for those who love experiencing the magic of the cinema in person as well as those who prefer streaming quality films from the […]

TEKSTMARKT Scriptwriting Initiative

21 September 2021 ipoadmin 0

TEKSTMARKT, a first of its kind scriptwriting initiative between the Netherlands and South Africa, encourages creative writing with this new online venture. All playwrights and script writers from across South Africa and the Netherlands, both emerging and established, are invited to participate in the project to tell their stories, whether through […]