The Reel Round Up – Cannes Film Submissions, African Movie Awards & More.

  1. NFVF Calls for projects into the 2017 catalogue.


The National Film and Video Foundation will embark on a trip to the 70th Cannes International Film Festival being held from the 17th to the 28th of May 2017. The festival, which is internationally recognized as the premier film festival and marketing event, will the worlds finest in film to work and play.

The NFVF will publish a catalogue of projects from the 2016/17 period seeking either completion finance or sales agents.  Amongst other activities, the NFVF will also host a Sales Event with the purpose of presenting completed projects to international buyers and agents. Independent filmmakers are called to submit their films to be represented.

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2. AFDA PRO Short Courses available. 


AFDA Pro extended learning short courses are aimed at upgrading existing skills, switching areas of professional focus and developing new skills for opportunities of growth in the entertainment, media and related industries.

There are 4 new courses are available for 2017 and are structured with an opportunity for self-study by receiving learning material to prepare for the contact time that follows the self-study.

3. Africa Movie Academy Awards Call for submissions.


The Africa Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA and The AMA Awards, are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. Created by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and run through the Africa Film Academy. The awards are aimed at honouring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry and Africans in the diaspora as well as uniting the Africans from across the globe through arts and culture. The award presentation is attended by numerous media representatives, celebrities, politicians, journalists, actresses and actors from all across the world. The AMA awards are widely considered to be Africa’s most important film even and the most prestigious film award in for people of African descent. Applications are open, AMAA to have more information on it.


4. Moonlight and Kalushi coming to our screens.



kalushi-2 kalushi Barry Jenkins comes back after an eight year period since his debut feature Medicine For Melancholy brings a coming of age story, Moonlight. I am sure by now you are well aware of the mark this film has been making and now we will finally get to see it on our screens. Officially releasing on the 10th February 2017 at Cinema Nouveau. Can’t wait.
Kalushi, a story about Solomon Mahlangu will be releasing on 10 March 2017. Two films to look forward too. Mark your calendars.

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