Sinemite newsletter #5

Zee Entertainment is proud to announce its partnerships with major international brands, MultiChoice, Kellogg’s and Miss India South Africa.

Zee has partnered with MultiChoice Talent Factory, an education program that develops emerging TV and film talent in Africa, through an accredited 12-month immersion program including theory and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.

Zee will host masterclasses in the Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria academies pertaining to film and television production by Zee’s renowned filmmakers. Zee will also sponsor the top students to spend two weeks on a Bollywood production set in India, and the best short films from MultiChoice Talent Factory graduates will feature on Zee World, DStv channel 166, and GOtv channel 25. {BROADCAST MEDIA AFRICA}

Recent industry analysis has revealed that outside of Africa, audiences and streaming services generally disregard the thousands of films made in Africa each year.

Tanzanian film “Vuta N’Kuvute” (Swahili for “Tug of War”) has generated a buzz of excitement after being entered for an Oscar for best international film. {BROADCAST MEDIA AFRICA}

  •  The NEFTI Competition is requesting short-film submissions, with finalist projects screening in Berlin at the European Film Marketplace. Designed to offer filmmakers in emerging regions of the world an opportunity to showcase their creativity, NEFTI welcomes stories in a 3 to 5 minute short film format with the subject embodying the NEFT principles of inclusion, diversity and humour. The top three proposals will receive a $3,000 grant each to produce their projects, and the winning contender will be awarded a $5,000 prize. More details here

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31st December 2022.

  • 18th Annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival Opens for Submissions and filmmakers are invited to submit short films up to 15 minutes in length. The festival welcomes all genres & seeks to promote the work of diverse filmmakers. More Details here

           APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st February 2023.


Electronic Sell Through is referred to the digital sale of film where consumers pays a one-time fee to download the film for unlimited viewing and are able to watch it without needing a internet connection for e.g. while traveling on plane.

Important to note: EST is different to an illegal download! The film can only be watched within the streaming service and not shared with others and therefore safe against piracy.

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