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The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.

An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering.

 

Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country, usually through satellite or submarine fiber across multiple international hubs to reach their destination.  This can result in poor end-user experiences and discourages hosting content locally, which are some of the key factors towards the development of the local Internet ecosystem.

 

Peering at IXPs helps keep domestic Internet traffic local by offloading traffic from relatively expensive international links onto more affordable local links. As a result, ISPs are able to offer improved Internet experiences for end-users and spur interest in hosting content locally.

 

The Internet Society and Facebook will collaborate in promoting IXP infrastructure development, training and community engagement with the objective of increasing the number of IXPs and supporting the expansion of existing IXPs to meet the growing demand in Africa. Studies have shown that (http://bit.ly/2xAuPDe) Internet users throughout Africa benefit from Peering as it enables faster, more affordable and reliable access to content.

 

 

“The Internet community adopted the goal of having at least 80% of the Internet traffic consumed in Africa being locally accessible, and only 20% sourced outside the continent by the year 2020,”explains Dawit Bekele, Africa Regional Bureau Director for the Internet Society.  “We are getting closer to that target thanks to the many activities that promote interconnection and hosting in Africa and to partnerships such as the one we are announcing today with Facebook.”

 

 

According to the Africa IXP Association (Af-IX), there are approximately 44 active IXPs located across 32 countries in Africa.  This has resulted in a 275% growth of locally exchanged Internet traffic over the last 10 years (there were 16 IXPs in 2008). During the same period, traffic exchanged at the African IXPs increased from 0.16Gbps to 412Gbps with over 800 networks now connected at these IXPs (http://bit.ly/2zrXk77).

 

 

“We admire the Internet Society’s important work to improve connectivity in Africa by supporting IXPs,” said Kojo Boakye, Head, Connectivity and Access, Africa at Facebook. “Our partnership with the Internet Society will help develop Africa’s IXP ecosystem by deploying resources like training and equipment to the areas where they are most urgently needed.”

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In line with its focus on bringing people together and supporting the development of connected communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become programme residents and fellows.

Many community leaders worldwide and in Africa turn to Facebook to create connections through Facebook groups, WhatsApp or Messenger,”says Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director Facebook Africa. “This programme is all about empowering them with the tools, support and funding they need to advance their causes and build their communities.”

Since announcing the programme in February, Facebook received more than 6,000 applications from all over the world. A selection committee, which included employees as well as community experts from outside of Facebook, reviewed each application to identify leaders with a strong, clear and committed vision for their community.

 

 

Five participants have been selected globally as community Leaders in Residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community initiative. The final amount received will be determined based on final budget proposal created and submitted by each resident as part of their program training.

 

 

Kenya’s Noah Nasiali, the selected leader in residence for Africa, has brought together more than 100,000 farmers across Africa through a Facebook group in less than a year. Farming is one of Africa’s most important industries, and Noah’s community helps farmers obtain and share critical information.

 

 

“Africa Farmers Club was formed to help farmers come together to access credible, reliable and applicable farming information that will help them develop their skills and most importantly help them to get a market for their produce and in the end get returns for their hard work. I invite group members to share their stories both positive and negative through pictures so that we can learn together. Whenever possible I personally visit members face-to-face to see for myself their challenges and we discuss how they can overcome and at the same time and improve. Our community aims to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal which is to End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” Said Nasiali

 

 

The programme will also host more than 100 fellows and youth participants who will receive up to $50,000 each to be used for their community initiative. Fellows from Africa include:

 

 

“Our group of African fellows and our resident represent diverse perspectives from different parts of the continent, but they share a common goal of helping their communities thrive. We know they will do great things over the next year and we’re excited to get them started,” says Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook.

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Giving back the love received over its 46-year span, NikNaks held a Street Conference at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, where it launched Mzansi’s first of its kind 4D Experience, celebrating all things street and urban culture.

The conference, held under the slogan, #LovedByTheStreets, was hosted by MTV Base’s VJ, Tshego Koke, songstress, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Sabby, rapper Kay-E and NikNaks Brand Activation Manager, Sikelela Finini as panelists, lending their voices as the new school of street culture.

Finini said NikNaks had always been at the forefront of shaping movements, embracing and ushering a new generation of trendsetters who use street art to express their individuality.

“The aim of the conference goes beyond simply applauding NikNaks for having been around for so long. It also serves the purpose of celebrating the dynamism and vibrancy of street culture. From dance, fashion, skateboarding, to gqom and [graffiti] tagging, we are saying NikNaks recognises the energy of the streets along with the power street culture has in being a catalyst for change in both past and current generations,” Finini said.

 

 

The 4D Experience which left the audience in awe, is a true reflection of Mzansi’s urban cultural landscape, Finini said, espousing elements of dance, BMXing, and games such as “fish” and “three tin”, township versions of high jump and cricket, respectively.

The NikNaks 4D Experience kicked off on Wednesday, 19 September at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus and will run until October 20 nationally, hitting up three other cities around Mzansi.

 

Other locations expected to experience the relish are Maponya Mall, on September 21 and 22, 2018 in Gauteng; UKZN Westville Campus, on September 25 and 26, 2018 and Bridge City in Kwamashu, on September 28 and 29, 2018. Hitting up the Bay, students at NMMU on October 9 and 10, 2018 can join the fun. The yellow chambers will then make an appearance on October 12 and 13, 2018 at the Kenako Shopping Centre in the Eastern Cape. Swinging into CPUT Bellville Campus, students can experience the marvel on October 16 and 19, 2018. The 4D Experience finale will be held at the N1 City Shopping Mall in Goodwood, Western Cape on October 19 and 20, 2018.

 

 

“To participate in the NikNaks 4D Experience, all that’s needed is to purchase any two packets of NikNaks and bring them to the yellow NikNaks Experience on your campus or at your local malls,” Finini concludes.

 

Follow NikNaks on these social pages to keep up with this STREET Inspired experience around Mzansi and share your experiences:

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Fridays are going to be majorly lit! Yup, season 2 of Gqom Nation heads to your small screens from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now. 

 

Still new to the Gqom scene? No worries, it’s never too late to get just as hyped as us, South Africa and even the rest of the world have!

What is Gqom?

Originating from Durban, Gqom is a genre of deep house music. The sound is distinct with bass beat production. It gained much traction overseas starting in London.

Who is a part of the Gqom scene?

Many have jumped onto the scene, but we could say that Okmalumkoolkat, DJ Tira, DJ Bongz, Lord The Dj, Dj Noffoh, Dj Nkaa, Rudeboyz, Distruction Boyz, DJ Maphorisa and Babes Wodumo are some of the most notable within the genre. Thanks to Gqom, we can saying they’re #GoingGlobal with the all the attention.

Has Gqom really gone international?

Yes, it has! Just recently we saw Korean boy group BTS (Bangtan Boys) release their new track called Idol that has some serious Gqom inspo threaded through – and the music video is equally giving us South African vibes. Oh, did we forget, there’s even a version of the song with Nicki Minaj?

 

Let’s not forget our Gqom queen Babes Wodumo making it onto the Black Panthersoundtrack! Who couldn’t – and still can’t – get enough of the song Redemption? This genre has definitely become one of the most fastest climbers in popularity and brought upon some incredible success for our homegrown artists.

Get into gear for season two of Gqom Nation from Friday 21 September at 18:05 on MTV Base and streaming online on DStv Now.

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DStv honours our diversity… and similarities

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

September is Heritage Month and we’re celebrating this special time by releasing a fascinating, South African-produced documentary on DStv Catch Up.

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

 

Entitled So Where Do I Come From, the show centres around DNA and gene mapping – technologies that reveal some incredible truths about people and our shared history. In the words of geneticist, and associate producer of the show, Dr Himla Soodyall: “We can change our language, culture or place of abode in the space of a generation, but our genes will always remain an indelible record of our ancestral past.”

 

While South Africa is a country renowned for rightly celebrating its diversity, there is also a lot that we have in common. “Thanks to this documentary,” says Yolisa Pahle, CEO for General Entertainment at MultiChoice, “understanding the things that we have in common should unite us without taking away from the power of our diversity.  So Where Do I Come From is the  story of the fundamental building blocks of life  – our DNA.”

 

And there’s no escaping the truth of our past, as gene mapping reaches back into the annals of time, going back an astonishing 170 000 years! So Where Do I Come Fromtested the DNA of several well-known South Africans – such as former President, Nelson Mandela – and the results were astonishing.

 

 

Don’t forget to tune into this riveting documentary on Catch Up on DStv Now from 24 September, or on Catch Up Plus on your internet connected DStv Explora.

 

 

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Live channels and DStv Catch Up content is available to all DStv customers.

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Global dance supreme was a great success

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Global Dance Supreme, an event took place this past weekend and put young talent on the map. Dancers from countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa had the opportunity to take part in the very first Global Dance Supreme dance.

The event took place in a space of four days, at The Randburg, Walter Sisulu Hall, from 13th September to 16th September.

 

The Inter-continental battle included dance styles such as popping, breaking, Krump, Afro-styles and an open category. The battles included 2×2 and split into two divisions, 16 years and under and 17 years old and over.

Joining the workshop and judging panel the event included the world’s best choreographers and dancers. South African choreographer, Rudi Smit, Candace Brown and Spartan an American Krump choreographer. Bhudda Stretch, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time, will do separate hip hop workshops on the 8th and 9th of September respectively.

 

WINNERS

 

 

2 vs 2 krump winners – Wrath and Rappid

 

2 vs 2 All Styles winners – Theo and Angelo

 

2 vs 2 Afro Style – Darim and Slim

 

2 vs 2 Popping – Leo and Tyler

 

2 vs 2 All Styles  (under 16 ) winners – Verushka and Aiden

 

Champions of the Duchess section  (All Female category ) – Creed Queens

 

 2 vs 2 Afro Style Champions.  Darim and Slim

 

Junior division:

 

1st place – Ozone Shield

 

2nd place – jnr Precision

 

3rd place – Creed Renegade

 

Teen Division :

 

1st place – Precision

2nd place – Algorythm

3rd place – Creed Royale

 

Duchess:

 

1st place – Creed Queens

 

2nd place – Migas

 

3rd place – Dynasty

 

Adult:

 

1st place – Havock

2nd place – Megatronz

3rd place – Airclipz

 

Legion under 13 :

 

Ozone Legion

Quaratition

 

Legion 16 and over :

 

1st place : Mainstream

2nd place : Blueprint Crew

 

3rd place : Empire Crew

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Watch The EMMY® AWARDS live on M-NET!

Posted by radio On September - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The 70th Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on M-Net channel 101 DStv on Tuesday 18 September at 02:00, with a delayed additional airing on the same day at 21:00.

 

This means M-Net’s Tuesday primetime line-up will change: The Blacklist, Animal Kingdom, and Strike Back will be off air to accommodate the prestigious awards show. This year’s hosts are Saturday Night Live’s dashing duo Colin Jost and Michael Che.

In the Outstanding Drama Series category, The AmericansGame of ThronesThe Handmaid’s TaleThis Is Us and Westworld are dominating the nominations’ slate, and as always, M-Net has brought you these acclaimed series first. The most nominations went to fan favourite Game of Thrones, with 22 mentions across all categories; and Westworld came in second place with a close 21 nominations.

Here are this year’s nominees:
Shows in bold are those that are currently on M-Net or shows that have been on the channel in the past year.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aired on 1Magic.
Ted Danson, The Good Place Season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in May 2018.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 aired from May – July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year.
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry Season 1 aired on M-Net 101 from April – June 2018.
William H. Macy, Shameless Season 8 aired on M-Net 101 in November last year. Reports say Emmy Rossum (who plays Fiona Gallagher) is saying goodbye to Shameless after nine seasons.

 

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom Currently on M-Net 101, Saturdays at 18:00.
Issa Rae, Insecure Currently on 1Magic, Mondays at 21:30. Issa Rae is also in South Africa for a DStv event and will then go on holiday.
Tracee Ellis Ross,Black-ish Aired on 1Magic earlier this year
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry- aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace – airs on M-Net 101 Wednesdays at 19:30

 

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Matthew Rhys, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Ed Harris, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones- season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 early 2019

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner- Season 2 starts on M-Net 27 September at 21:00

Laura Dern, The Tale- aired on M-Net Movies Premiere on 16 July

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders- aired on M-Net 101 September 2017

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult- aired on M-Net 101 February 2018

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Thandie Newton, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry – aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018

Black-ish– aired on 1Magic

Curb Your Enthusiasm– Season 9 aired May-July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley  currently on M-Net 101 Fridays at 23:30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans– Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December 

The Crown

Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00, ends 24 September

Stranger Things

This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway-aired on 1Magic

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice- aired on M-Net 101

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver- airs Sundays on M-Net 101 

The Late Late Show with James Corden- airs on M-Net 101 Mon-Fri after midnight

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

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The International Radio Festival (IRF) is pleased to confirm that the 9th edition will take place in Valetta, Malta – the European City of Culture 2018 – from 29th October to 4th November.

IRF Malta Days: 29 October – 30 October

IRF International Days: 31 October – 4 November

 

Now in its 9th year, the Zurich-born and Swiss-managed international broadcasting event represents the first and only conference to debate and showcase the business, production and curation of the world’s most consumed medium – audio/radio content.

 

The IRF’s unique conference format presents industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production, and features more than 25 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences, reaching over 100 million listeners around the globe.

IRF Festival Director Darryl von Däniken says:

“We are delighted to be heading towards music-island Malta, producing the 9th edition of the IRF in Valletta, this year’s EU Capital City of Culture, which is more than apt as the IRF represents the world’s leading broadcasting cultural exchange showcasing ’radio’ nationalities such as India, UK, Austria, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia and China.”

“The IRF is an incredible meeting of minds, where industry leaders including Paul Smith from BBC, Absolute Radios Paul Sylvester, Xanthe Fuller from MIxcloud and Scott Cohen from The Orchard come together for knowledge sharing, networking, and forming both analogue and digital audio strategies for the future.”

 

Broadcasting their programmes live on air during the event will be Bay Radio, Vibe FM, XFM and Magic FM from the host country Malta and international radio shows from; BBC Radio 1 (UK) Jazz FM (UK), MiSoul UK), Fun Kids Radio (UK), United DJ’s with Tony Prince (UK) , Hits Radio (UK), Hoxton FM (UK), Flex FM (UK), M20 (IT), Teenage Radio Immaginari (IT), 102FM (IL), Kasheme – Lounge (CH), LikeFM (RU), Radyo 2 -TRT FM (TU), Sonica (ES), Kronenhit Radio (AT) IFM (TU), The Big Time (USA), Sound of India Radio Contest (IN), Kiss FM (AU), Love Radio (CN) plus Mixcloud ‘Best Online Radio Station’ award winner Dublin Digital Radio (IE).

 

Find out more about all the radio stations and shows here: https://www.internationalradiofestival.com/

Get ready to listen to how the world sounds.

Watch the video recap of edition in Milan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zpJfpmj_Rs&feature=youtu.be

 

The International Radio Festival
The International Radio Festival (IRF) is all about Music Radio Content. The IRF was founded in 2010 to specifically celebrate radio’s on-air influencers and their production teams who command the trust and loyal “ear” of billions of listeners around the globe, and is unique in that the conference format offers invited radio stations the opportunity to showcase their chosen programme formats to attendees whilst simultaneously broadcasting said programmes live-on-air from the conference back to their home audiences, thus reaching millions of global listeners and making the IRF the largest media event of its kind.
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Cape Town’s legendary Freshlyground and Soweto’s finest, The Soil, are coming together for a night of pure musical magic at the Lyric in the next ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’ instalment.

Kaya FM 95.9, home of the Afropolitan, is a long-time supporter of both acts since their early beginnings and Bassline Live is thrilled to have these two groups on stage together in the series that is one of JHB’s hottest nights out at the Lyric.

 

Having them share a line up and single launch, in this once-only event on the 6th October, is a two-in-one explosion for JHB music fans.  Fans will be the first to hear them perform their collaboration single “Mna Nalamagenge” together as they launch it at this event.

Freshlyground lead singer Zolani Mahola was quoted as saying, “A collaboration between The Soil and Freshlyground is a dream come true for both teams.  The title literally means “me and my gang” or “me and my crew” and it’s a study on the bond that is created when a close group of people endure hardships together and celebrate life together.  We love The Soil and I’m sure people will agree they were the perfect fit for the tune!”

 

Freshlyground was formed in early 2002 and has since performed on Bassline’s stages many times. Made up of musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Freshlyground is fronted by the dynamic songstress Zolani Mahola. The band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success.

 

Having toured the world relentlessly with their 5 original releases and scooping up almost every possible award for excellence, President Barack Obama cited Freshlyground as an example of what South Africa has given the world.

Freshlyground released their sixth studio album, Can’t Stop, produced by Tore Johanssen (Cardigans, OK Go, Franz Ferdinand) in early 2018 and fans will get to hear tracks from this new offering alongside huge hits such as Doo Be Doo and I’d Like.

 

The Soil, one of Soweto’s most beloved singing groups – acapella in style with an enigmatic stage presence like none other The 3-piece has managed to create their distinctive self-termed ‘Kasi Soul’ from a blend of contemporary township styles and a mix of urban sounds such as beat-boxing.  The group strives to fuse their voices and deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls around the world – and indeed they have, having toured across the globe with their 3 original recordings. The Soil were the group that started the Bassline Live & Kayafm Series at the Lyric in February 2017, a sold out show that set the tone for this star studded music series.

 

Also on board once again for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series.  We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.

 

Both of these platinum selling groups are calendar highlights on their own, but together they form a formidable line up that cannot be missed.  Make sure you book tickets now!

 

When: 6th October, 8pm

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: Start from R250 at Computicket

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The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. With a strong focus on building networks across the region and beyond, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as accessible and affordable as possible. 

 

For film professionals, an expanded and content-focused Market and Industry program will run from 10 – 13 October, aimed at inclusive and constructive engagements that foster the development of quality content and support the growth of a cohesive African film industry.  

 

Highlights include a Works in Progress program, a Book Adaptations program and an Audience Development workshop as well as Work Cafés, keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities.  

 

Throughout the four days a range of discussions will cover topics including capacity building and skills development, virtual reality, festival strategies, curatorship, financing, blockchain and cryptocurrency, amongst others.

 

 Delegate registration is now open, and we encourage everyone to register now, ahead of September 12th , which is the deadline to be included on the delegate book to be distributed at the event. The complete industry program will be announced on 15th September 2018.

 

The CTIFMF Works in Progress program has also extended its deadline for entries to Friday August 17th.  This program will see six works viewed and evaluated by high calibre decision makers and experts, with the goal of increasing the artistic quality and challenging the core creative teams to think about audiences beyond their own territories. Please email zahrah@filmfest.capetown.

 

The CTIFMF Expo will run alongside the Market Program from 10 – 13 October at the North Wharf Harbour, a prime location in the V&A Waterfront with a natural flow of attendees from the various CTIFMF venues.

 

Industry stakeholders, film-related agencies, governmental agencies and production service companies such as logistics, location support and scouting, crew agencies, gear sales and rental, security, catering, transport, post-production, technology and software, are invited to take part by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space. Further opportunities for these companies include networking lounges, speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

For more information and to book a stall contact: sales@filmfest.capetown

 

To make this year’s revamped Market Program & Expo as accessible to film industry professionals, the CTIFMF has made Market Badges as affordable as possible. Market Director Elias Ribeiro explains further, “We want to see as many industry professionals as possible taking part in this year’s program, and we also want to ensure that delegates experience the real value that the program presents. The full Market pass is the ideal way for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in the industry to benefit from the skills sharing, networking, and other opportunities that will be part of the program.”

 

CTIFMF Market Badges can be secured here: – http://filmfestival.capetown/market-industry/ 

 

Full Market Passes

4 day market pass incl. screenings: R750

4 day market pass excl. screenings: R500

4 day market pass – student ( incl. screenings) R400

4 day market pass – student (excl. screenings) R350

 

Day passes:

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – incl. screenings: R250

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – excl. screenings: R200

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