The Endless River, the third film by award-winning South African director, Oliver Hermanus, made history when it was selected as the first ever South African film to compete for the top prize “The Golden Lion” award at the Venice International Film Festival.
The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners on July 26 at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 36th edition
At this years Durban Filmmart, part of the Durban International Film Festival, a new joint initiative was announced between UK-based documentary organisation, BRITDOC and the East African documentary film funder, Docubox.
South Africa is currently in the process of signing a co-production treaty with Brazil, a lengthy process which commenced five years ago. On 20 July, in light of the impending agreement, South Africa’s NFVF and Ancine – the Brazilian National Cinema Agency – presented a panel discussion titled ‘Co-Producing with Brazil’ at the 6th Durban FilmMart.
The Award winning Director and Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed OF GOOD REPORT (winner of 7 SAFTAs in 2014), Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Lwazi Manzi, have joined forces with Spier Films to develop and produce a number of new films through both Spier Films and a new joint venture called Mercurial Pictures.