The only awards event that celebrates South Africa’s diverse business and arts partnerships is now open for entry.
The 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, has 15 categories, with 11 open for public entry. All forms of creativity are recognised, including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, fashion, design and architecture. The awards also acknowledge the many different ways that business and arts partnerships bring the arts to the broader population, with categories catering for substantial and large-scale partnerships as well as those that are smaller in scale, or even work of an in-kind basis.
In terms of the National Arts Council Act, 1997 (56 of 1997), members of the arts fraternity and the general public are hereby invited to nominate members for the Council of the National Arts Council (NAC).
Nominated candidates should possess special knowledge and experience in Arts. Nominees who possess other skills which are not directly related to Arts but could be beneficial to the Council, for example, managerial, finance, human resources and legal will be considered. Candidates must be willing to render community service.
Anyone wishing to nominate a person for possible appointment to the Council of the NAC should submit the following:
a) A letter containing full names and all contact details of the nominee. The letter must also provide reasons for the nomination and explaining suitability for appointment;
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Association of Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) will lead a delegation of 20 emerging South African filmmakers to the Rio Content Market in Brazil. This is the second time both the DTI and ATFT attend the market; this year also partnering with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and Destination Marketing, Investment and TradePromotion Agency for the Western Cape (WESGRO). The Rio Content Market has been scheduled to take place from the 25th until the 27th of February 2015.
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The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 5 to 15 February 2015. The festival is the largest public film festival in the world and around 400 films will be shown. Among those films are 7 South African supportedfilms, which will screen in various sections of the film festival.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 13th - 24th May 2015.
The NFVF is putting together a festival catalogue of projects from the 2014/15 period seeking either completion finance or sales agents for publication. Along with other activities, the NFVF will also host a Sales Event aimed at presenting projects to international buyers and agents.
Independent filmmakers with projects that have fully developed projects(final polish scripts) or completed projects that are ready for sale are invited to submit synopses of projects for NFVF to consider for inclusion in the catalogue and/or pitch at the sales event. Filmmakers must email the following information (application form is not required):
Edinburgh Art Festival is pleased to announce its open call for submissions for the 12th edition of the festival, which will run from 30 July to 30 August 2015.
If you have a project that you’d like to bring to the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, we’d like to hear from you. Find out more below and, whether you're applying or not, stay tuned for programme announcements and more later in the year.