2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Calls for Entries

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is calling for feature film, short film and documentary entries for its 2012 edition, to be held in April in Nigeria, home to the world’s third largest film industry. The deadline for submissions is 30 December 2011.

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Win Dub Saved My Life tickets!

Another infectious installment of Dub Saved My Life is upon us. This time it will be held at Shikisha in Newtown. We’re giving away 1 double ticket to a dub fanatic.

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FILM + SCHOOL discusses climate change

This October and November, FILM + SCHOOL will run a special programme to coincide with the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17) which will be held in Durban later this year.

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Chimurenga launches once-off newspaper

Chimurenga magazine will launch the Chimurenga Chronicle, a once-off edition of a speculative pan-African weekly future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present, on “Black Wednesday,” October 19.

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Jozi comes alive with Arts Alive

It’s that time of the year when Jo’burg comes alive with the annual Joburg Arts Alive International Festival. The month-long festival started on the 1st of September and will run until the 25th.

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People2People international doccie conference begins

Catch the People2People international documentary festival this week at Atlas Studios.

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Non-profit arts institutions invited to apply for grants from Bank of America

Bank of America announces that its 2011 Art Conservation Project is open for applications from arts and cultural institutions.

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Q&A sessions with playwright Athol Fugard at Fugard Theatre tonight

Get a chance to pick Athol Fugard’s brain on his latest play, The Bird Watchers, tonight and tomorrow night at the Fugard Theatre.

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Franschhoek Literary Festival tributes Stephen Watson

Poet, writer, literary critic and academic Stephen Watson, who passed away last month, will be celebrated at this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival.

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Centre for the Cradle of Humankind opens for free on Heritage Day

Maropeng, the Centre for the Cradle of Humankind, will open its doors for free on the 24th of September in celebration of Heritage Day. Visitors will be treated to a jam-packed day-long event highlighting Gauteng’s role in the birth of humankind.

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The ReBoo!t Of Monki Punk

‘Monki Punk’ rockers, BOO!, will be releasing their highly anticipated seventh album titled The Three Of Us on the 4th of October. After a six-year hiatus from the music industry, the band is back with their unsurpassed ‘Monki Punk’ sound and with an air of maturity in their lyrics.

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Sam Mtukudzi Tragically Passes Away

Sam Mtukudzi (21), son of the legendary Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and one of Zimbabwe’s most promising young musicians, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a fatal car crash.

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Talent Campus Calls For Entries

Talent Campus Durban invites African filmmakers to apply for 5-day programme of workshops and seminars on theoretical and practical approaches to filmmaking.

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The Re-return of JawFest

jawfestsmall.jpg Mzansi’s only backyard music festival, JawFest, returns for another ten-hour kick-ass party in Midrand this October. It may be small, but there’s great music, you can bring your own beer and meat to braai and there’s even camping so there’s no need to drive home afterwards.

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Blackwash Holds Festival Of Ideas Camp

blackwash1small.jpg Blackwash holds its first Festival of Ideas Camp at jazz maestro Zim Ngqwana’s Zimology Institute farm this weekend. The festival which will be jam-packed with cultural activities and various talks on the plight of black people in post-apartheid South Africa kicks off tomorrow and ends on 4 October.

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Spier Contemporary 2010 Calls For Entries

spiercontemporarysmall.jpg Mzansi’s creative community have until 30 October to submit their artworks to the Spier Contemporary 2010 competition. The competition is a perfect opportunity for artists to create work that they’ve always wanted to make.

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Joburg To Be ‘Switched On’ At Arts Alive

artsalivelaunch12small.jpg Joburg arts enthusiasts and partygoers can look forward to a jam-packed arts programme at this year’s Arts Alive festival said organizers at the 2009 Arts Alive media launch held at the Market Theatre last Wednesday.

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Plush To Tour South Africa

plushsmall.jpg After a nine months absence in South Africa’s rock music scene, melodic rock band, Plush, returns home for a countrywide tour you can’t miss! Catch their first perfomance this Saturday in KZN.

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Focus Features’ Africa First Short Film Program Deadline Extended

focusfeaturessmall.jpg African filmmakers have until Monday August 17th to apply to be considered for a $10, 000 Africa First Short Film Programme that will provide finance for pre-production, production and or post-production of their films.

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Malawian Film Seasons Of A Life scoops two awards at Zanzibar film festival

season_of_a_life_postersmall.jpg Malawi’s film industry received a boost as its 1997 film, Seasons Of A Life scooped two awards – The Verona Jury Award for Best African Film and the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) Chairman Golden Dhow Award at Zanzibar’s film festival this year.

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Reviving Sophiatown: Arts Programmes Start at Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre

holiday_programme_2008.pics1small.jpg In the true spirit of Sophiatown, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre launched its Saturday arts programme and workshops for children aged between 9 to 12 and 12 to 15 this past weekend.

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National Eisteddfod Academy 2009: Final Call For Entries

neasmall.jpg Missed the closing date for entries at the National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA)? Don’t sweat the closing date has been extended to the 10th of July.

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NewsWrap - Lira reaches gold, White Wedding makes millions and more

lirasmall.jpg In the news this week soul sensation Lira sells 20 000 copies for Soul in Mind, White Wedding makes millions, Zambian videographer wins video contest, Mzansi DJs meet for a music conference and Tunisian film wins a Golden Hawk award.

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Brett Kebble’s Art Collection To Be Auctioned Next Month

brettkebblesmall.jpg Graham’s Fine Art Gallery will be selling the late Brett Kebble’s art collection at an auction early next month. The entire collection comprises of 142 artworks ranging from early realist works to cutting-edge contemporary art.

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Gavin Hood Back On Home Soil

gavinhoodsmall.jpg Tsotsi director, Gavin Hood, will be back in Mzansi for a short visit ahead of the release of his new Hollywood film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The point of the visit is to promote and participate in media interviews on his latest offering. Hood is expected to be in S.A between the 19th and 21st of April.

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