Brand South Africa calls for entry for the Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” Award

first_imgBrand South Africa calls for entry for the Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” AwardJohannesburg, Friday 07 September 2018 – Brand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness.The South African film industry has had a positive economic impact on the economy, this as articulated by The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in its 2017 second Economic Impact Assessment study. The film industry in South Africa had R5.4 billion contributions to the GDP, compared to the R3.5 Billion in 2013. In total, the operations of the film industry in South Africa raised the level of production by approximately R12.2 billion, an overall positive impact.The CTIFMF is an annual celebration of filmmaking, culture and the business of film. Positioned to become Africa’s premier film industry platform, the CTIFMF draws attendees and media coverage from more than 80 countries. The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from the 9th – 19th October 2018 at venues across the iconic V & A Waterfront, welcoming diverse and exciting attendees from all over the world.Speaking on this opportunity Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “Brand South Africa has identified an opportunity to utilise the Film Festival as a platform to promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism. It is, for this reason, we created the “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” award category, this is surely a unique one for the film industry and the country”.The CTIFMF is aligned to Brand South Africa’s mission to build individual alignment to the Nation Brand in South Africa, and pride and patriotism amongst South Africans.  A perfect catalyst in identifying young creatives as an innovator and a pioneer in the transformation of the creative industries that also positively tell the South African extraordinary narrative.“The award was specially created because we understand the broad impact that leading arts personalities have on the development of a Nation’s Brand We, therefore, call on our young creatives to enter for the award, the winner of the award becomes a marketable asset for Brand South Africa to engage with even after the CTIFMF”, adds Ms Ntombela.Call for entry date open:Open till Sunday, 16 September 2018, The three nominees with the most votes will be selected as finalists. Voting for the winner will take place via a Facebook Poll from 17 – 28 September and the winner will be announced and handed an award at the Festival’s closing Night Awards Ceremony on 19 October.Criteria for the award:The nominees must be SA citizens.Their genre of arts is not limited to that of the filmmaking industry.Nominees may be musicians, dancers, writers/authors etc.Nominees must have tangibly promoted South Africa through either their work, social media, endorsements, interviews or project support.The nominees must reflect the values of Ubuntu and nation-building.The nominees must be internationally recognised, and either perform, be published or work outside of South Africa (an added benefit).The nominee must have no criminal record or pending criminal charges.Where to enter:Nominations to be sent to the Cape Town International Film Market Festival  Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/filmfestival.capetown/For Interview request or more information kindly contact;Ntombi Ntanzi,Email: [email protected]: +27 (0) 11 712-5000  Direct: +27 (0) 11 712 5071last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Recommends: The Best Free Service For Scheduling Tweets

first_imgHave you outgrown the blindly tweeting phase of social media? You need to get a Twitter schedule app that times your tweets for when your followers are around to hear from and react to you. How does the best free scheduler compare to the best paid service? Here’s the answer.The best social-media scheduling service is SocialFlow, which we reviewed in February. The service not only uses analytics to send tweets when most of your followers are online, it also can send when your followers are discussing the subject of your tweet. SocialFlow’s service is effective, with some people reporting as much as a 60% increase in engagement, but it’s also costly: $99 a month.We wanted something more affordable, and were willing to sacrifice some of the spot-on engagement for a free, easy service. HootSuite recently launched an auto-schedule feature, but in our tests, it doesn’t effectively time tweets to when most of your followers are online (we’re also not thrilled with the analytics, which HootSuite sends weekly as an email). We used to love the free offering at 14Blocks, which gave us the two top times to tweet each day which we could combine with the tweet scheduling of HootSuite or TweetDeck, but 14Blocks is now a paid service.Our Recommendation: Buffer 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Reviews#web HootSuite also allows schedule syncing with SocialBro, but Buffer stood out on another front: It offered the best analytics of the three services we looked at.We were able to quickly find the basic data for each tweet, including clicks, retweets and reach. Analytics are arranged chronologically, making it easy to see how a given tweet performed. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Related Posts Buffer let us connect one Facebook page, one Twitter account and one LinkedIn account for free, and we can schedule posts from whatever page we’re on with a Chrome or Firefox extension. We’re not content with mobile Buffer, as you have to copy links and open the Buffer app to schedule your post, but the desktop version works perfectly.What really set Buffer apart, however, was its integration with SocialBro, a free service for managing and analyzing Twitter followers and traffic. After running SocialBro’s “Best Times To Tweet” report, we can set Buffer to tweet at peak times with a single click. (Buffer recommends running the report weekly and updating your Buffer schedule after getting the results.)  dave copeland 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

ASKING FOR IT Playwright Brings World Premiere Of WHAT I CALL HER

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement One year after the sold-out run of Asking For It, playwright Ellie Moon returns to Crow’s Theatre with her sophomore play What I call her, directed by Sarah Kitz (winner of Crow’s Theatre’s 2017 RBC Emerging Director Prize).The estranged mother of 25-year old Kate is on her deathbed. A Facebook post becomes the subject of heated debate. Then, a knock on the door. What I call her is a play about gaps in how people perceive and understand the world they live in, female generational rage, and the loneliness of holding onto one’s own truth.Ellie Moon describes What I call her as “post-MeToo, because it presupposes a world in which women have power. It’s striking to hear people say they understand why something they experienced as benign was considered abuse by someone else. I began to think about how the same experiences are processed so differently by people-and how many people have different experiences within the same family.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: What I call her features a dynamite cast of emerging talent: Michael Ayres (Chariots of Fire / Grand Theatre, We Are Proud to Present… / Theatre Centre) Ellie Ellwand (The Nails / Summerworks, National Theatre School Class of 2017) and Charlie Gould as Kate (Richard III / Shakespeare in the Ruff, The Tempest / Theatre Calgary/Shakespeare by the Bow).Ellie Moon’s playwriting debut, Asking For It, opened Crow’s Theatre and Nightwood Theatre’s 2017/18 seasons, produced independently by In Association. Asking For It sold out its run and was called “a sly, intelligent piece of documentary theatre” (Globe & Mail), “timely, personal and riveting” (NOW), and “a vital piece of theatre” (Intermission). Ellie is Tarragon Theatre’s Bulmash-Siegal playwright-in-residence, as well as a Dora-nominated actor, appearing next in A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Montreal’s Segal Centre in November 2018.last_img read more