Author: Stage 5 Films

Author: Stage 5 Films

Show me the money!

Stage 5 Films is very proud to announce the 'Stage 5 Films Award' for the 'Most Promising Narrative Feature Film Project' at the Durban FilmMart 2019. The R50,000 CASH PRIZE will be accompanied by an additional R25,000 worth of script coverage, production support, market analysis and packaging for future finance. 10 narrative feature films from [...]
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Pitch to win: a step-by-step guide

You have a great idea for a film. All you need is the right partner to invest in your vision. But how do you get that vision across? By creating a killer of a pitch. We’ve put together a list of 6 steps that will help you articulate your vision, and hopefully turn your project [...]
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‘Poacher’ surfaces for the first time

Stage 5 Films is proud to announce the acquisition of the rights for South African bestseller "POACHER – CONFESSIONS FROM THE ABALONE UNDERWORLD" by Kimon de Greef and Shuhood Abader. For over 15 years, Shuhood Abader had been a small cog in a criminal industry stretching from the Cape underworld to Morocco and China’s luxury [...]
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Filmmaking apps: What the pros are using

When it comes to managing it all, nothing can replace the time, experience and patience filmmakers put into perfecting their skills and craft. But this doesn't mean we don’t make use of a few intelligent tools to help us work smarter. Here are 5 of our most commonly used apps.   1. Artemis Pro – [...]
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Why produce your next film in Africa

The world's second largest continent is on the rise. Not only does Africa have the highest proportion of entrepreneurs in the world, it also boasts a vibrant, growing and fast-evolving film industry. If you’re on the hunt for a location for your next film or television production, look no further. Here's why shooting on the [...]
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Noem My Skollie wins at SAFTAS 2017!

Congratulations to each and every member of the cast and crew who worked on Noem My Skollie! This weekend the film walked away with a handful of awards at the South African Film and Television Awards: Best Actor in a Feature Film - Dann Jaques Mouton Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film - Abdurahgmaan Adams Best Production [...]
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Bear hugs in Berlin!

Berlinale has to be one of our most loved film festivals! 2017 sees the official launch of the Africa Hub and we cannot wait to be in attendance. We’ve packed every single item of warm clothing that we own - see you there cinephiles!
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Winning at the first Joburg Film Festival!

Well done to everyone involved in bringing Zakes Mda’s novel, The Whale Caller, to screen. A huge congratulations to director Zola Maseko for winning Best African Film. It was worth the wait! Praising its “fable-like quality” while drawing a contrast to the more conventional output of a South African film biz, which typically hews to [...]
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A trip to the Oscars for Noem my Skollie?

We’re really excited to share the good news! Noem My Skollie - a film that we serviced in 2015 - has been nominated as South Africa’s official entry to the 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film. Congratulations to director Daryne Joshua, producers David Max Brown and Moshidi Motshegwa, and [...]
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