DISCOP AFRICA 2014: A Bustling and Optimistic Event. Videos & Takeaways

Last week’s DISCOP in Joburg was a revelation. Africa has scale. And is coming alive: A continent-wide market of 1.2 Bn people. New channels and platforms are being launched across 55 countries. 30% year-to-year growth in attendance at the market. And an uplifting, optimistic atmosphere. Sales! What Sales? Annual TV sales in Africa have shot …

South African Delegates come to WCSFP, Hong Kong

South African Indies heads to Hong Kong South African Indies is sending a strong delegation of emerging producers to World Congress in Hong Kong. The effort is funded by the RSA Department of Trade & Industry, and supported by the Gauteng provincial film commission. The filmmakers are excited about joining the WCSFP member community. Here …


Sunnyside of the Doc Takeaways: #1 The ‘Non Anglo-Saxons’ Lead the Way

Sunnyside was recently under threat when Sheffield Doc / Fest rescheduled its prestigious event from the autumn to early June. Many buyers were obliged to choose between South Yorkshire or the French seaside. The ‘Anglo-Saxons’ mostly opted for Sheffield. The ‘Franco-phones’ stayed at a diminished SSD. La Rochelle is a historic city dominated by medieval siege …

South Africa Workshops by ATFT / nfvf Documentary Funding Spotlight

South Africa is a dynamic market right now. A combination of national and provincial funding is motivated by: Job creation; Development of IP; ‘Transformation’ which is the RSA term for empowering the populations left behind under the old order. The funding is in the form of tax rebates and various grants. And driving it all …