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JAGVELD: Deon Meyer Delivers A Fresh South African Thriller

Already an international brand in literary circles with his hugely popular crime novels translated into 28 languages around the globe, South African novelist Deon Meyer is making a significant step into the film world as well as a producer on...

Refn's AVENGING SILENCE Among Selections At Inaugural Crouching Tigers Project Market

The first edition of the International Film Festival And Awards Macao kicks off next month and a major part of the event will be the industry focused project market, Crouching Tigers, which will run in parallel. Designed specifically to help...

Criterion in January 2017: HIS GIRL FRIDAY, FOX AND HIS FRIENDS, SOMETHING WILD, BLACK GIRL

Criterion will begin the new year by releasing four films, one from the 1940s, two from the 60s and one from the 70s. His Girl Friday leads the pack, and it's an interesting choice for a company known for its...

Maverick Movie Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Maverick Movie Awards just announced their 2016 winners, which include Gabrielle Rose (The Birdwatcher), Mary Testa (The Mother), Branko Tomovic (Red) and KylieRae Condon (Chippy) for their 13th edition. Past winners include great filmmakers and actors as Robert Redford, Sophia...

Catch A Glimpse Of Soweto's Extreme Music Scene With Documentary Short BLACK BLACK METAL

There are a whole host of assumptions about what sort of music, fashion and other cultural accoutrements black people like here in North America, and really all around the world. 'Urban' is the usual code word, and 'urban' in the...

South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES Wraps Production, Release Another Trio Of Gorgeous Images

We've been keeping a close eye on Michael Matthews' upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for some time now and with word that the film wrapped principal photography at the end of last week comes a further trio...

HUM: Watch The Trailer For Dark South African Thriller

We've become increasingly convinced in recent years that South Africa's film industry is one to watch, a young generation of intriguing talent very much on the rise throughout the country. And as we build our list of names to keep...

Gritty South African Drama In VAYA Trailer

South Africa's Akin Omotoso is on something of a hot streak. Already a well known and respected actor seen in titles such as Blood Diamond, Shake Hands With The Devil and Lord Of War, Omotoso came to international attention as...

Frontières@Fantasia Celebrates Massive Eighth Edition

On Monday morning in Montreal you would not have guessed that a few hundred industry professionals (and some guy with a pen and a notepad) had their way with the city that weekend. But by Monday evening it was even...

More Fabulous Images From South African Western FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES

It was in the middle of last week that we posted a first quartet of images from director Michael Matthews and writer-producer Sean Drummond's upcoming South African western Five Fingers For Marseille. Well, the production team is not being stingy...

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: International Spotlight - Where Speed Dating And Speed Pitching Collided

On the second day of the Frontières market, still determined to cover everything that I could which involved potential new projects I went to the International Spotlight: Speed Pitch Session. Had I paid a bit more attention to the details...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: First Gorgeous Images From The South African Western

It was all the way back in 2011 that we first came across the South African filmmaking duo of director Michael Matthews and writer / producer Sean Drummond. The occassion was their fabulous retro scifi short film Sweetheart - you...

Watch The Trailer For South African True Crime Drama CALL ME THIEF (NOEM MY SKOLLIE)

South African director Daryne Joshua - writer of stellar short film Nommer 37, which we covered in these pages a while back - makes his feature debut with the upcoming period set crime drama Call Me Thief (Noem My Skollie)....

Morten Tyldum To Direct Adaptation Of Lauren Beukes' THE SHINING GIRLS

Variety has reported that The Imitation Game's director Morten Tyldum will direct the adaptation of The Shining Girls by South African novelist Lauren Beukes.   The story in the novel was about a serial killer who stumbles into a derelict...

NYC Happenings: New York African Film Festival Celebrates Its 23rd Year!

Once again, highlighting the continent's best and the brightest, New York African Film Festival will present 25 feature-length films and 27 short films from 26 countries, bringing another thrilling and multifaceted selection of African films from the continent and the...

Tatenda Mbudzi Heads To ZIM HIGH In First Ever African Teen Movie

Comedian and filmmaker Tatenda Mbudzi is breaking new ground with his upcoming Zim High, a film he believes to be the first ever African teen comedy. Set in the harsh environs of a Zimbabwe private high school the film follows...

OPERATION KAKONGOLIRO! THE UGANDAN EXPENDABLES: Watch The New Trailer For Wakaliwood Action Flick

First off. Take a moment and bask in the glory of this image from Isaac Nabwana's (Who Killed Captain Alex) upcoming Ugandan action flick Operation Kakongoliro: The Ugandan Expendables! Bask I tells ya! After a successful kickstarter campaign Nabwana and his team...

Discover What Awaits In Fabulous South African Short Film THE PARCEL

South African filmmaking duo Hayden Phipps and Brett Williams may have facetiously labelled their production company One Trick Pony Films but their most recent effort, The Parcel, makes it abundantly clear that they've got far more to offer than just...

Watch The Trailer For Sunny King's PREY

There's a cinematic revolution coming in Africa. That's been clear for a while ... Nigeria is the third most prolific film producing nation in the world and the sheer population numbers of sub-Saharan Africa truly make it a question of...

MODDER EN BLOED (BLOOD AND GLORY) Brings The Anglo-Boer War To The Rugby Pitch

Rugby has a very long history in South Africa, and a significantly symbolic one in the relationship between Afrikaners and the British. That history will be leveraged to full dramatic effect next April when Modder En Bloed is slated to...