Thursday, January 29, 2015



The Documentary Filmmakers' Association (DFA) in partnership with the Canadian Film Center (CFC) Media Lab, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and the Durban FilmMart are hosting one-and-a-half day workshops on the powerful Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers.

The workshops will take place from 17 – 24 July during the 2015 Durban FilmMart.


The Business Model Canvas is a visual tool that helps filmmakers plan projects.
Presented by The ASTOUND Initiative, the Business Model Canvas Workshop trains content producers to use business model design techniques and tools to help them identify
the unique business model for each project.
The workshop walks participants through the Business Model Canvas using the Alexander Osterwalder method, evolved by CFC Media Lab for the creative content industry. This workshop takes a participatory approach to create an empowering and interactive working environment that fosters understanding, discussion, creativity, and analysis.
The workshop team will lead content producers through a series of exercises to help participants identify their various business models and provide a blueprint for their current and/or future projects.


Filmmakers will learn how to apply the Business Model Canvas Tool to each individual project. You will be able to identify the different elements, connect them, and learn how to integrate them to enhance your work and the final product you deliver.
We are looking for a total of 30 filmmakers with projects in development or production to attend the Business Model Canvas workshops.


  1. You are a South African citizen or have refugee status in South Africa.
  2. Content producers should have produced at least one film (doc, short, fiction) as either the Producer, Director, or Writer.
  3. Describe a current or proposed project for which you are currently trying to work out the business model. (500 words)
  4. Briefly describe your business approach for your proposed project: resources, customers, distribution channels and potential revenue. (500 words)
  5. Provide your filmography, headshot and contact details.
  6. You are able to cover your costs to attend the workshops at the Durban FilmMart.

NB! In the event of more than one member of an organisation applying, only one member per organisation will be considered.

If you would like to participate in the Business Model Canvas Workshops, please complete the online application form by clicking here.



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Berlinale Information Session 2015

 Just Temptation, continental Europe leader in film music investment, invites you to its upcoming 'Berlinale Information Session' scheduled on TUE February 10th (near MGB). 

View your personal invitation and RSVP HERE

Reserve your seat by January 30th 2015!

The event – organized in collaboration with its sister company peacefulfish – will focus on Just Temptation’s attractive original music funding for feature-films, documentaries, and TV series.

Furthermore, you will have a chance to learn about complementary financial support:
  • AV rights revenues optimization: secure back-end through AV and private copy rights
  • Financing of video games: achieve greater cross-promotion and broaden transmedia strategy.
  • Aspiring to further establish itself in the film music market, Just Temptation will also present its refined range of film music services, notably its upcoming technological music tool for audio-visual professionals.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the event and to answering any questions you may have!

Kind regards,

Just Temptation Team | w:

For more information about Just Temptation click here

For more information about Piecefulfish click here

Invitation to learn more about Managing Multi-Projection

SAGE (the South African Guild of Editors) hereby invites you to an exciting talk about managing multi-projection in post production editing.

25 January 2015, 15:00
Johannesburg Art GalleryJoubert Park, corner Klein and King George streets, Johannesburg

Catherine Meyburgh, Yoav Dagan, and Zana Marovic will discuss their collaboration with artist William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller in creating Refusal of Time, a multi-projection art installation commissioned for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel.

Please RSVP by 23 January by emailing your details and the name of the workshop to:

For more information about SAGE go to:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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