October

Safe Bet wows US festival audiencesMade-in-Gauteng action comedy Safe Bet scooped an Achievement Award at the 2015 Silicon Valley African Film Festival in San Francisco in October - its third official selection at an international festival.

Heartlines starts filming new adventure drama in JoburgHeartlines, the NGO behind popular comedy Nothing for Mahala, has started production on a new adventure drama set in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

New SA dance film starts filming in JoziJoburg and its world-famous township, Soweto, are providing the gritty urban setting for the second all-South African dance feature film to be shot in the city in the space of a few years.

Hear Me Move premieres on AfrostreamLandmark South African dance film Hear Me Move has begun streaming on Afrostream, a subscription video on demand (SoVD) service that showcases African and African-American content in Europe and Africa.

Discop Africa, Kalasha Festival to promote SA-Kenya co-productionsJohannesburg- and Abidjan-based Discop Africa and Nairobi-based Kalasha International have joined forces to promote film and TV co-productions between South Africa and Kenya.

Ayanda: another feather in Jozi's film capJoburg's unique urban character, and its growing reputation as a film making destination, are once more being showcased in local cinemas by the city's latest movie product, Ayanda.

'We need to increase spaces for viewing local films'Growing the film industry must extend beyond supporting increased production of local content to finding ways of improving its marketing and distribution, says Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Minister calls for meeting after cinemas drop Sweet SomethingArts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa is to call for a meeting with industry stakeholders after the number of cinemas showing local romcom Tell Me Sweet Something was almost halved in its third week after opening.