Call for Entry: Africa in Motion short film festival
Mar13

Call for Entry: Africa in Motion short film festival

For the second year, the Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival is inviting African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the festival’s short film competition. In order to target the competition specifically towards young and emerging African film talent, filmmakers who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in 2006 or after. A shortlist from all the entries will be selected in July and announced by the end of August 2009. From this shortlist, the competition winner will be chosen by a high profile jury and announced at an awards ceremony at the Africa in Motion festival in October 2009. The jury will consist of local and international film specialists and established African filmmakers. All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival. In addition to the overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the festival. The deadline for competition entries is 30 June 2009. Please see below for full submission guidelines and to download the entry form. Alternatively, AIM please read carefully through the submission guidelines and email the festival director Lizelle Bisschoff for further enquires at: submissions@africa-in-motion.org.uk SUBMISSION GUIDELINES • We accept entries from all filmmakers of African nationality working in Africa or abroad. We are particularly interested in giving exposure to young, emerging African filmmakers living and working in Africa. To this end, filmmakers who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a feature-length film previously. Films could be fiction, documentary, animation or experimental and shot in any format. • Only recent films directed by filmmakers of African nationality will be accepted. The film must have been completed in 2006 or after and could have been screened on television, at festivals and in cinemas previously. • Films should be no longer than 30 minutes. • We will only accept films in English or with English subtitles. Participants are responsible for all translation and subtitling, but please get in touch with us if you need advice/support on this. • The viewing copy should be on VHS PAL or DVD (any region). All films submitted should be accompanied by a completed entry form and all viewing copies should be clearly labeled with the title of the film and name of the director. • Unfortunately viewing copies and promotional materials submitted cannot be returned to the sender and will be stored in our festival archive. These are kept exclusively for our own research and non-commercial purposes. • All deliveries from outside...

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JHB: Coal Stove Awards – Invest in SA Film
Feb28

JHB: Coal Stove Awards – Invest in SA Film

We’ve been supporting Coal Stove since we met the boys Scottness and Wandi back at the Loeries in 2005.. they were just finishing their film studies that year (they shared a blurry golden moment with us never to be forgotten 😉 ) … Anyway point is they’ve come a long way since that starry-eyed Margate weekend … their production company Coal Stove, together with their friends and firm collaborators (like our favourite inner city venue Private Practice) have put together the SECOND year of Coal Stove film screenings fondly known as ‘Off the Shelf’ events. Their bottom-up non-wavering efforts towards uplifting the SA film-making industry culminates in the COAL STOVE award ceremony taking place next Sunday, where guests are ingeniously asked to pay R100 entrance fee which will enable ‘ordinary people to participate in the empowerment of the South African movie business‘ … HOW?  Because the winner of the Coal Stove Audience Choice Award on the night will receive all the monies collected to make their movie. Read all about it below. Get to the ceremony on Sunday. And support young SA film makers. NOW.  Coalstove SUNDAY MARCH 8TH 2009 6:30 PM TILL LATE CELEBRATING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE VERY BEST WORK SCREENED AT OFF THE SHELF IN 2008. Most Dramatic Moment, Most Awesome Animation, Outstanding Editing, Best Cinematography, Most Impressive Acting, Most Experimental Experimental, Best True Life, Coolest Special Effects, Flyest Title Sequence, Most Original Script , Funniest Moment and The Coal Stove Audience Choice Award. FEATURING DJS and LIVE PERFORMANCES History will be made in downtown Jo’burg’s PRIVATE PRACTICE on March 8th.  Why? Because the 2nd Annual Coal Stove Awards® will be held in celebration of the newest and freshest locally created films of 2008/9. On the last Sunday of every month, Coal Stove Pictures, a Johannesburg film production company, screens movies by independent and student filmmakers at an event dubbed Off The Shelf™. To celebrate its second year of screenings, Off The Shelf™ will host the 2nd Annual Coal Stove Awards®. Awards will be given for the Most Dramatic Moment, Most Awesome Animation, Outstanding Editing, Best Cinematography, Most Impressive Acting, Most Experimental Experimental, Best True Life, Coolest Special Effects, Flyest Title Sequence, Most Original Script , Funniest Moment and the Coal Stove Audience Choice Award. But that’s not all. The 2nd Annual Coal Stove Awards® is also the launch of M.E.E Movies®. M.E.E. stands for Movie Economic Empowerment. M.E.E Movies® represent an opportunity for ordinary people to participate in the empowerment of the South African movie business. This is how it works… On the 8th of March each attendant of the Coal Stove Awards® will be issued...

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CT: 11 short animated films at the Alliance Francais
Feb28

CT: 11 short animated films at the Alliance Francais

Great opportunity for lovers of animation and/or croque-monsieurs to gather at the Alliance Francais this Wednesday 4 March 09 for the screening of 11 short animated films from the Annecy International Festival of animation. It’s free, snacks and  drinks will be on sale. Allez-y! On n’est pas des machines We are not machines Mercredi 4 Mars Wednesday 4 March 19h (v.o. sous-titres anglais / English subtitles) 1h10mn 11 courts métrages sélectionnés en partenariat avec le Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy (2001-2007). De l’humour, de la créativité (décapant !!!), du réalisme poétique entre satire et dérision… « On n’est pas des machines »..pas si sûr !!! The Café de l’Alliance will be specially open and will offer:  sandwiches, croque-monsieur, plateau de fromages and a selection of coffees and soft drinks, beer and wine by the glass. Last order at 19h. Entrée libre / Entrance free Hall de l’Alliance Française du Cap 155 Loop Street...

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Cheer up your Sunday night with Coalstove
Nov26

Cheer up your Sunday night with Coalstove

The crew from COALSTOVE have consistently brought you fabulous film nights in the heart of Jozi city this year, the last few taking place at our favourite 360 degree view of the city venue Private Practice… so make sure you get there for the last big one for 08, word has it Kenny Kenzhero is gonna be rocking the decks. SUNDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 6.30 PM FOR 7.00 PM AT PRIVATE PRACTICE NO. 195 JEPPE STREET (ENTRANCE ON BREE…See map below for directions) Featuring Call Girl by Samantha Nell. The story of a lonely long-distance vacuum salesman who finds solace and love in an unlikely place: an SOS Callbox in the middle of nowhere. Air Who?Foreunners of a Movement by Chris Green. A hilarious mockumentary on the air guitar craze. Beauty and the Surgeon, an experimental film by Michelle Sellwood and Nobuntu Dubazana that questions our understanding of personal beauty and the lengths that people go to achieve it. Special sneak preview of 1Hundred Movie, the much anticipated comedy by Vusi Magubane and Thomas Gumede. For those who have been eagerly awaiting the trailer, now’s your chance! FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE AND AN AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY DJ KENZHERO ENTRY R20 For more information: Call 011 836 8911 Cell: 072 317 5145 Email: info@coalstove.co.za Visit...

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I LOVE YOU wins for Mozambique
Oct28

I LOVE YOU wins for Mozambique

We are very pleased to announce that I Love You – a 3 minute film from Mozambique – has won the inaugural Africa in Motion (AIM) emerging film festival competition in 2008 thats taking place this week in Edinburgh, Scotland. You can watch the films (including the winning film) for a limited period at our you Tube channel here. The inaugural Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, the shortlist of which consisted of eight short films by young and emerging African filmmakers, has been won by Rogério Manjate from Mozambique for his superb short film I Love You (2007). Read more about AIM here and click to read more below… The eight selected short films were all screened at the Africa in Motion film festival yesterday, and the winning film was announced by jury member and acclaimed filmmaker Gaston Kaboré at a special awards ceremony after the screening. Filmmaker Rogério Manjate will now receive £1,000 prize money to assist him in his filmmaking career. The winning film I Love You was selected by a jury consisting of acclaimed Burkinabe filmmaker Gaston Kaboré; writer, presenter and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa; Director of the Scottish Documentary Institute Noe Mendelle; and high-profile film critic, writer and producer Mark Cousins. Zina Saro-Wiwa said of the winning film, “How much did I love this film?? I Love You is much sexier than is normally expected in African film, and was wonderfully directed, and I loved the timing and pace. The film was brief and confident with lots of heart. Daring but tender and sweet.”  In praise of the film, jury member Noe Mendelle has added, “I Love You is a candid yet very moving drama, with outstanding cinematography”. AiM is also pleased to announce that the winner of the AiM 2008 Audience Choice Award is Tunisian filmmaker Anis Lassoued for The Magic Crop, a charming magic realist tale that has already won several awards at film festivals worldwide. Speaking about the competition as a whole, Mark Cousins said, “Short films are the spurts of life, the new shoots, of the film world. It is great that Africa in Motion is focusing on them. That’s where the discovery and vitality is. The short film competition, and its considerable prize, is a brilliant way of putting the festival’s money where its mouth is, and giving a fillip to the zingy and daring new African...

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