2019 is fast becoming one of the most compelling years for local films at the box office since 2016. The year begun with the runaway success that was Matwetwe. Armed with a fresh cast, fresh setting and a contemporary storyline, … Continue reading Kandasamys: Wedding becomes the first local film in 4 years to top the South African Box Office, breaking records in the process.
There’s a saying that has rung heavy in my head of late; ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for’. June Jordan is one of the earliest prominent figures to have said these words within in her Poem for The South … Continue reading The ARIFF Digital Hub: A Vision of The Future
It’s been over 9 months since I started this blog and what a journey it has been. The Next Generation of Greats was a personal passion project I started to really push myself in finding and putting a spotlight on … Continue reading The Broke Ass Showcase Launch: A Celebration of Youth Creativity.
August has been the most successful month of the year for local films at the box office. Ivan Botha’s Stroomop grossed R5,3 million within its first three weeks, surpassing Susters total R4,8 million gross to become the highest earning local … Continue reading Supporting South African Films – September 2018 Releases
2018 has been one of the most diverse years that South African cinema has had to offer. From genred westerns like Five Fingers For Marseilles to detective comedy Thys en Trix, the variety has been immense and August looks to continue … Continue reading Supporting South African Films – August 2018 Releases
In honour of Youth Day, we’ve decided to post a feature every day this week to showcase some trailblazing things South Africa’s brightest young creatives have to offer. Today we revisit one of our previous features with Benny Afroe. Afroe … Continue reading Benny Afroe’s momentum increases with the release of 25 and So Gone
Recently, the first quarter of releases tend to have the year’s highest grossing local film of the year. In 2017, Keeping Up with the Kandasamys racked up R12 million of it’s R16 million by the end of March and 2016 … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Stats about Local Films at the Box Office.
Broke Ass Independents is a movement that supports and aims to champion youthful entertainment made by the youth in South Africa. Sporting a cast and crew all under 30 and made from a shoestring budget, Pride and Petty stands as … Continue reading Mzansi’s latest comedy, Pride and Petty, is a statement of youthful collaboration and independence.
2017 was a somewhat regressive year for South African film at the Box Office. According to Box Office Mojo’s Year End List, only one film ranked within 2017’s top 50 highest grossing films in South Africa. Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, with the distinction of being the first wide-released Indian South African movie, ranked as the 25th highest grossing film of the year. That’s a drop from 2016 where 3 films ranked within the same region; record-breaking films Vir Altyd and Happiness is a Four Letter Word ranked 21st and 25th respectively, whilst Vir Die Voëls (a film with a 2015 cinematic release) finished … Continue reading Supporting South African Film: The Next Quarter of Releases