Friday, February 7, 2020

The 5th Annual
WGSA Muse Awards Ceremony
will take place on
Saturday, 29 February 2020

Venue: Apollo Hotel, Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg
Time: 17h30 to 22h00

Dress Code: Smart / Elegant

You are hereby invited to attend the 5th Annual WGSA Muse Awards Ceremony. Tickets for the event are available at R 250.00 per person and includes dinner. Wine and juice will be available during dinner, but all other drinks will be available from the cash bar.

Sales will close at midnight on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

Hope to see you there!

To purchase your tickets:

Please make payment to:
WGSA Current Account
Standardbank, Account number 300082444
Northcliff Branch, 006105
REFERENCE: Your name and surname/Muse
Send proof of payment to accounts@writersguildsa.org


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ALERTS TO FILM INDUSTRY


MAJOR EVENT: MATCH IN AFRICA - ROGER FEDERER VS RAFAEL NADAL
CAPE TOWN STADIUM - 7 FEBRUARY 2020. : IMPACT ON FILM-RELATED ACTIVITY

The City of Cape Town Film Permitting Office would like to advise of the abovementioned event which will impact on film-related activity in the City and the availability of city streets and locations in the CBD/De Waterkant/Green Point/Sea Point area.

The CBD will be extremely congested and film-related activity may be constrained in areas impacted by the event directly and the Transport Management Plan - see Annexure A
For more information on the above, please contact the CTFPO on Tel: 021 417 0599/2025 email: film.permit@capetown.gov.za

Match in Africa-Roger Federer vs Rafael

Nadal. 07 February 2020.City of Cape Town's Transport Directorate

ROAD RESTRICTIONS
The roads listed in the below tables will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are advised to plan their trips accordingly.




PARKING
  • Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium from17:30 to 23:30, including on Main Road.
  • No parking on Main Road (Somerset Road) west bond from Thursday 06 February 22:00.
  • No parking will be permitted on the above roads at the indicated times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed to permit holders ONLY.
IMPACT OF ROAD CLOSURES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  • MyCiTi Waterfront service
  • The normal scheduled service will not be free of charge.
  • The service will stop at the Stadium bus station on route to the Waterfront and then will bererouted from Helen Suzman Boulevard into Portswood Road, turning left into Beach Roadand right at the traffic circle into Granger Bay Boulevard.
  • Granger Bay bus station will be closed for this period while all other stops and services on theGardens-Civic-Waterfront route will remain operational.
  • Passengers may use the Waterfront (in Breakwater Lane), Stadium bus station and/orBuitengracht stops as alternatives to the Granger Bay bus station.
  • On the return journey from the Waterfront, the bus will turn left into Beach Road, right intoPortswood Road and left at Helen Suzman Boulevard to continue its normal route to the CBD.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 
Project Development Programme 2020
 in partnership with
 Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport 
25 – 28 February 2020, Cape Town
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Prospective and hopeful filmmakers-in-the-making are encouraged to submit a ONE page Proposal for a short documentary film (20 minutes maximum length). Successful candidates will be tutored in the art of documentary scriptwriting, preparing a budget and writing funding proposals. All submission details and requirements are included in this document.

In order to identify and develop new entrants in the documentary industry, and with a key objective of transformation, Encounters in partnership with the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will host a Project Development Programme. The aim of the programme is to inject the filmmaking skills and knowledge necessary for increasing opportunities, business growth and ultimately access to global markets.

The initial Workshop, led by filmmaker Riaan Hendricks, will accommodate up to six participants to develop their short documentary projects in preparation for securing development funding and to advance their careers. A second mentorship programme is designed to support and guide beneficiaries in finalising their project proposal (script, budget and funding proposal). Participants must attend Encounters Industry Programmes during the Festival taking place from 4-14 June 2020.

Participants
The programme is aimed at documentary filmmakers at the beginning of their filmmaking careers and whose projects show great potential. Two team members per project may participate. Only residents of the Western Cape may apply.

Dates
The Workshop will take place from Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 February 2020 (4 days).
Post-workshop participant-led group sessions are encouraged – for mutual support and the fostering of important professional relationships for the future.
In the period March – May, leading up to the Encounters Festival, participants will be assigned Mentors for advice and guidance as they finish their scripts and develop budgets and funding proposals. These will be presented during Encounters.
Applicants must be available for the full duration of the programmes offered. Please be mindful that absenteeism will result in exclusion from the course.

Workshop Leader
Leading the 4-day Workshop is filmmaker, Riaan Hendricks.
Biography
Hendricks is one of South Africa’s multi award winning, prolific independent film directors. The constant struggle of
engaging audiences with the emotional landscapes of his characters and story – are expressed in the rich tapestry of
moments engrosses his work. Riaan’s film Ramothopo the Centinarian won best feature doc award at AfriFF 2018.
Guest Tutors will be invited to input on budgeting, proposal writing, compliance, etc.…
Selection
The selection committee will comprise of appointed representatives from the Industry and Encounters.
Applicants will be notified by email at least a week before the workshop.
The course includes:
• course materials
• meals (teas, coffees and lunch)
• mentorship programme
• invites to Encounters industry programmes and functions
• transport allowance (if necessary)
Submitting Applications
Application Deadline: Wednesday 12 February, 5pm
Submit to: pa@encounters.co.za
Applicants must submit:
• 1-page synopsis
• 1-page biography for each of the two key project team members, e.g. Producer (s), Director
• Complete Contact details
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further enquiries please contact Nazeer Ahmed (021) 418 331