A vociferously independent young South African filmmaker has received a huge vote of confidence in his endeavours. Not only has Sibs Shongwe-La Mer spoken at TEDx Johannesburg, but one of his low-fi films has been selected for the Final Cut workshop at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
• Locally-made films get Oscar nod
Cape Town-based Triggerfish is already Africa’s largest animation studio, and with world-class features like Zambezia (2012) and Khumba (2013) under its belt, the company is now in the big league and the sky is by far NOT the limit.
• Inner city kids learn about film
A stellar line-up of some of the nation's most well-known presenters make up the team on the new Power FM talk radio station – with some surprises among them. The station promises something new and different from other talk radio offerings.
• Radio in South Africa
The whimsical, critically acclaimed Searching for Sugar Man – about the quest to find mysterious American folk singer Sixto Rodriguez by two South African fans – and a short film about a Somali boy, both filmed in Cape Town, have landed nominations for a 2013 Academy Award.
• Local presence at global film event