film of the week

Surviving Christmas is like the pair of socks that you get on Christmas day when you were expecting something much better. A pair of socks is a lousy present and that’s exactly what this film is.

Other releases in SA this week:

1) Alexander
2) Heartlands
3) White Chicks
4) Swades

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SA top 5 films

1) Station Agent
2) De-Lovely
3) Goodbye, Lenin!
4) Luther
5) The Triplets of Belleville

1) Alexander the Great
2) The Incredibles
3) White Chicks
4) National Treasure
5) Bride and Prejudice

w/end: 17 to 19 January

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Craig Freimond Interview
In the film, Gums and Noses, James is an under-achieving advertising copywriter who discovers that cocaine can help give him the ideas he needs to survive in a ruthless industry. An industry where a lack of creativity can swiftly lead to your downfall. SAfilm spoke to the film’s director and writer, Craig Freimond, about adapting his play for the screen and making films in South Africa.

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We’re sad to announce that the South African Film Website is closing. While we will no longer update the site, existing content will remain online for some time, so please make use of the archives. Thanks for your support over the years. Any questions? Please contact Underdog Entertainment. 2005-02-17

Hey Boy!

SA Film Wins at LA Festival
At a ceremony in Los Angeles this week, South African film Hey Boy picked up two key awards in the third annual Mini DV digital film festival. The film won “Director’s Top Choice” as well as “Best Actor” for Brendan Pollecutt. 2004-12-19

Golden Globe Nominations
The Hollywood Award season is well underway and yesterday; 13 December, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association which awards the Golden Globes to honor achievements in film and television during the calendar year announced its nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. 2004-12-17

Eternal Sunshine Back For A Limited Run
In light of the recent Awards achievements of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and also due to public demand, Ster-Kinekor Distribution is pleased to announce that it will re-release Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind for a limited run, beginning on 7 January 2005. 2004-12-17

Archbishop Tutu Attends Red Dust Premiere In Middle East
TRC film bridges the cultural divide. 2004-12-17

Commonwealth Film Festival Final Call
There is still time to submit your film to the Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, UK. 2004-12-13

26th Durban International Film Festival
The 26th Durban International Film Festival , taking place from 15 to 26 June 2005 , will present over 200 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema. 2004-12-10

The Water War

FilmAfrik is looking for African nature films to distribute in Mozambique
FilmAfrik is an a film distribution project aimed at delivering original, locally relevant content throughout Mozambique. Our approach is to prepare VHS tapes and distibute them through the existing video canteen network. 2004-12-09

10 years of celebrations are just beginning.....
The curtain may have come down on the Cape Town World Cinema Festival, but something in the movie landscape of the Mother City has changed dramatically this year. World Cinema has made a tiny but significant dent in the Hollywood omnibus. 2004-12-08

Develop the Write Attitude - A Week/End Workshop for Scriptwriters - SABC Auckland Park
Scriptwriters who would like to develop their craft and write for a visual medium are invited to develop the write attitude with The Writing Studio's weekend workshop at the SABC in Auckland Park on December 10, 11 and 12. 2004-12-07


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