Film of Riel Dancing and South African Expat (82) Headed to US Festival

By Jennie Glover 27-02-19 17:51

82-year-old South African-born Elsa Perez stars in the documentary called “Get Riel” featuring Perez dancing as well as footage sent through by South African riel dancers. The Sunnyside Up Film Festival in Ardmore Oklahoma, USA will be screening ‘Get Riel’ next month in its competition, and you can show your support by voting on their […]

No Host? No Problem. Queen, Lady Gaga Bring Grammys Vibe to Oscars

By Reuters 22-12-20 16:13

There will not be a host and Sunday’s Oscars ceremony will not open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are skewered. Yet, with the rock band, Queen, pop superstar Lady Gaga and two musicals in the race for best picture, the highest honours in the movie industry will have an unusually strong […]

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German Movie Shot in South Africa Draws Big Box Office

By SAPeople Staff Writer 04-04-18 23:39

A tragicomic movie about two terminally ill young men on the road in South Africa has been one of the top 10 movies in Germany for most of 2016. According to the write-up for “Der Geilste Tag” (The Most Beautiful Day), writer/director Florian David Fitz “co-stars alongside the hugely popular German star Matthias Schweighoefer and the duo play […]

SA Director’s “Riveting” New Movie Opens Worldwide

By SAPeople Staff Writer 11-03-16 11:16

The new movie by “Tsotsi” director Gavin Hood opens in South Africa and the United States on Friday, and not only brings him back to Africa but it looks like it’s going to be a blockbuster and rank him with the world’s top action and suspense directors. “Eye in the Sky” has a brilliant cast – Helen […]

SA-Born Editor of “Mad Max” Hot Favourite to Win Oscar

By SAPeople Staff Writer 28-02-16 15:18

If the Los Angeles Times has its way, South African-born Margaret Sixel will win the Academy Award tonight for her brilliant editing of the Charlize Theron movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”, Sixel’s first action pic. “Margaret Sixel’s Herculean effort cutting together the massive amount of footage shot by her husband, George Miller, is the favorite,” […]

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Bonanza of Animated Movies Hits Cape Town

By SAPeople Staff Writer 18-02-16 08:51

For anyone who loves animated movies like “Finding Nemo” or “Wallace and Gromit”, Cape Town is the place to be for the next four days as the Cape Town International Animation Festival offers a glut of movies and talks and workshops from around the world. Included in the features available will be the highly praised […]

In US Thanksgiving TV Show, 1620s Cape Cod is Actually 2015 Cape Town

By SAPeople Staff Writer 22-11-15 07:10

Thanksgiving is a very big time in the US, when people do anything to get home to the family and turkey dinner. This year National Geographic’s biggest scripted series ever tells the story of the first Thanksgiving, when British settlers on the Mayflower landed at Cape Cod in 1620, except it was all shot near another Cape – Cape Town. “Saints & […]

South Africa’s Role in New Bond Movie ‘Spectre’

By SAPeople Staff Writer 04-11-15 08:59

South Africa plays a feature role – and it’s a good one – in the new James Bond movie, ‘Spectre’, even though South Africa will be one of the last countries in the world that actually sees a major launch of the spy extravaganza. While the movie itself – which is brilliant – flits from Mexico […]

Africa Movies Looking Edgier than Ever VIDEO

By SAPeople Staff Writer 22-10-15 15:25

It might be a bit late to get to Scotland by the weekend, but this trailer shows you what exactly will be going on at the Africa in Motion Film Festival. And as you can see, some pretty amazing movies are being made in Africa. Get a taste of the festival movies in this hip video Now in […]

More SA Movies Wowwing World Festivals

By SAPeople Contributor 07-10-15 18:03

Following the success earlier this year of ‘The Endless River’  at two major international film festivals, two new South African movies are making their marks on doing likewise. ‘For Love and Broken Bones’, directed by Tebogo Malope, and Sara Blecher’s ‘Ayanda’ – which premiered in South Africa last night – both come short on the heels of Cape Town […]


Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

By SAPeople Contributor 05-01-21 21:45

South Africa has launched a three-year incentive scheme to help black filmmakers develop their businesses to the point they can take on big productions – and create more jobs in the country’s growing movie industry. Trade and industry minister Rob Davies launched the South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Programme on 16 September. The programme, […]

Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

By SAPeople Contributor 15-04-14 10:13

An engaging movie filmed against the vast and rugged wilderness of Lesotho – the first feature film produced in the picturesque mountain kingdom – unwraps the mystery and beauty of the region and its people. The Forgotten Kingdom won the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography in New York at the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards in October 2013, […]

A shot at movie stardom with Jameson

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:34

A chance to work with Hollywood A-list actor Uma Thurman is on the cards for one lucky up-and-coming South African filmmaker with the Jameson First Shot competition. Thurman is set to bring a fresh spin to the competition, both as a skilled actor and as the first woman to take on the lead role for the […]

SA actresses make it big in Hollywood

By SAPeople Contributor 22-06-11 16:24

Two South African actresses have recently scored impressive roles in Hollywood productions: Nondumiso Tembe will star in the hit series True Blood, while Terry Pheto will play in one of the most popular and longest-running soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful. Tembe will join the star-studded cast of the vampire series as a French-speaking supernatural being from […]

Leon Schuster’s Survival Guide to South Africa

By SAPeople 06-10-19 11:02

Leon Schuster has a new movie out called “Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to SA” which (as per usual) makes fun of SA’s politicians and taxi drivers…as well as those vuvuzelas. Watch the trailer here: In an interview with FilmConnect, Schuster praised this South African quality. “It is one of our greatest strengths as a nation. […]

I Now Pronounce You Black and White

By SAPeople 21-03-10 23:06

Check out the trailer for South African movie ‘I Now Pronounce You Black and White’, due for release in May 2010. More info about I Now Pronounce You Black and White. Visit the official movie website.

Live Oscar Streaming…

By SAPeople 08-03-10 00:18

Watch live streaming video from theoscars at Read more about the South African nominations for tonight’s Academy Awards.

Invictus Interviews & Trailers

By SAPeople 28-12-09 13:45

INTERVIEWS Matt Damon on CBS httpvh:// Morgan Freeman on Backstage httpvh:// Clint Eastwood on Ellen (Invictus discussion begins at approx. 7’45”) httpvh:// Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman on BlackTree TV httpvh:// South African rugby player Francois Pienaar’s reflection on Nelson Mandela httpvh:// Matt Damon & Francois Pienaar cycling in the Cape Argus event httpvh:// TRAILERS […]