Silwerskermfees: Afrokaans Short films win two awards

Another kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival has come and gone. Afrokaans Film & Television produced two short films this year, SLAAF (directed and produced by Mareli Olivier, DOP: Fahema Hendricks) and SKOON (produced by Nini Conradie and Linda Brand). 

Both films were very well-received at the Festival and earned three nominations, of which they won two: Carel Nel won best Actor in a Short Film for SLAAF, and Johan Prinsloo won best Editing for a short film for SKOON. Congratulations to Mareli and Nini with these awards.

Watch the entire Awards Ceremony here: https://youtu.be/fZSI34whhqM

 

Four nominations/Three wins for Afrokaans

Afrokaans Film & Television received four nods for the upcoming ATKV Mediaveertjies. The ATKV is an Afrikaans language institute in South Africa and yearly celebrates excellence in writing, radio and television. This year's Award ceremony is taking place on the 12th of May 2017 in Johannesburg at the Lyric Theatre. Afrokaans received the following nominations:

  • Best Journal Programme: Flori & Koelsoem se Kosse 
  • Best Journal Programme: Jou Storie met Nina
  • Best Presenter in a Journal Programme: Nina Swart (Jou Stroie Met Nina)
  • Best Game Show: Raai Wat Is Toegedraai?

All these shows were produced for VIA.

 

UPDATE: Of the 4 shows Afrokaans Film & Television were nominated for, 3 awards were won. 

  • Best Journal Programme: Flori & Koelsoem se Kosse 
  • Best Presenter in a Journal Programme: Nina Swart (Jou Stroie Met Nina)
  • Best Game Show: Raai Wat Is Toegedraai?

 

V-News celebrates 2000 episodes!

Almost 8 years ago Afrokaans Film & Television got their first commission for a daily 10 minute celebrity news show from GO! Channel. "Stalkerazzi" was soon a hit on the channel with its tongue-in-cheek script (by @shazzala) and even-more-tongue-in-cheek delivery (by @retini) (SERIOUS-leeeee?!)

Later, with the VUZU channel taking over the GO! Channel,  'Stalkerazzi' was incorporated with V-Entertainment, delivering daily 10 minute celebrity news inserts for the VUZU flagship. 

Today, the V-News team of Afrokaans Film & Television is celebrating its 2000th episode... still with tongue-in-cheek scripts (by @shazzala) and even-more-tongue-in-cheek delivery (by @retini @aryekellman and @hulisaniravele) (SERIOUS-leeeee?!) - The team (Currently: Sharon, Mabz, Shmangz, Michelle, Skye, Thobi & Noxy) has changed a little over the years, but they still deliver a kick-ass (can we say ass?) show every weekday with the latest from celebville.

Here's to the next 2000! #createbrilliance #welldone

'BELOOFDE LAND' promises to be amazing

Afrokaans Film & Television has been chosen to produce a shortfilm for the kykNET Silwerskermfees, now in it's 7th year. Mia Cilliers, entered her script in the competition and after being shortlisted approached Afrokaans to produce the film. Principal photography has been  completed and the film is now in post-production. Key crew on the film inculded Mia Cilliers (Writer/Director), Fahema Hendricks (DOP), Dennis Knoblauch (Editor) and Handrie Basson (Executive Producer). The film stars Schalk Bezuidenhout, June van Merch, Mariechen Vosloo, Petro van den Heever and Riaan Cruywagen.

The film is slated as the first film at the festival that will be held at the Bay Hotel in Camp's Bay from 23 August to 28 August 2016. 

The food of love ...

If there's one thing the Afrokaans team is almost as passionate about as television, it's food! And we've been cooking up a unique new show that uses food to speak the language of love.

If you have something to share with a loved one but you can't find the words, then "Hartskos" is the show for you. Whether it's good news or bad news, an exciting announcement to celebrate or a sad farewell, or even if you're planning to "pop the question", our beautiful chef - who also happens to be a relationships expert - will come to your house and help you prepare the perfect dish for the occasion. And also help you to set the scene!

This opportunity is open to anyone between the ages of 21 and 45 who live in the Western Cape province and speaks Afrikaans. To enter, just drop an email to inskrywings@afrokaans.co.za with your details and a nice photo of yourself, and of course the details of what it is that you want to share, and who you want to share it with.

Afrokaans gets romantic!

Afrokaans has been buzzing behind the scenes dreaming up new programmes in association with Media24, and with Spring in the air, our thoughts turn to romance!

If your idea of an thrilling evening involves a new series stocked up for bingewatching and a bottle of wine, you need Afrokaans' new dating show. Place your romantic fate in the hands of comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and let him guide you to an exciting new life of love and romance!

Or at least a few minutes of TV fame ...

If you’re between the ages of 21 and 40, active on social media and ready to find the love of your life, enter now by dropping an e-mail to inskrywings@afrokaans.co.za with a quick and creative description of yourself. Remember to add your name and age and your interests, and throw in a pic or two. But no nudity, nê? It's not that kind of show!

 

Power Couple Media Launch

It's a go! Today sees the media launch of Power Couple SA. Over 30 members of the press are expected to attend a very special screening of Episode 1 & 2 of M-Net's brand new feel-good reality TV show, Power Couple, at the new Multichoice City Cinema. The media will get an exclusive look at what is in store for South Africa with #MNetNextBigThing. Excitement!

Power Couple wraps up!

Cape Town - Production for M-Net's Next Big Reality show, Power Couple, has wrapped in Cape Town. The post-production now moves to Johannesburg where the team will be editing from Blade Post Production facilities. The season premiere is set for Thursday 10 September at 19:30 on M-Net (channel 101).

M-Net announces their #MNetNextBigThing... Power Couple

M-Net 101 announced their #MNetNextBigThing at the Bay Hotel in Camp's Bay... and Afrokaans will be producing the next big reality format to hit South Africa - Power Couple. Afrokaans pitched this format to M-Net in July 2014 and will now be producing the first English language version of this popular Israeli format for the Broadcaster's Premium Channel. 

Here is the official Press Release:

M-Net, the channel that introduced reality television to the continent with Big Brother South Africa – followed by a winning streak which included blockbuster seasons of Idols SA, Survivor SA and MasterChef SA – is bringing viewers yet another first! In 2015, viewers will fall in love with a brand-new format, Power Couple. 

M-Net 101 will be the first English-language channel in the world to produce Power Couple – already a ratings success story in Israel and Portugal, and currently in production in Brazil.

“Power Couple is a revolutionary concept that combines all the elements needed for compelling television,” says Victor Eckard, M-Net’s Director for M-Net 101 and M-Net Edge. “There will be romance, drama, action, adventure and loads of suspense in this unique feel-good series with traces of Fear Factor, Big Brother and game show-type challenges which could yield massive cash rewards for the contestants. It’s all very exciting and we’re thrilled to lead the international pack again by bringing our viewers a fresh format that we believe will soon take the world by storm.”

Power Couple will test the relationship of eight couples, who will move into a luxurious villa somewhere in Cape Town. These couples will compete at thrilling, nerve-wracking challenges, during which they have to illustrate how much they know, trust or love their partners. Based on the outcome of these tasks, two couples will be up for elimination each week and the others will decide whom they would like to keep in the game. 

These tough, spectacular challenges – which will sometimes include high-adrenaline action adventures – will allow the couples to accumulate thousands of Rands by betting on whether their loved one will be able to complete a task, without knowing how much their partner has invested in their ability to succeed. If they get it right, the money will be added to their kitty – but if the partner fails, the money will be subtracted from the amount they carry through to the end of the show. 

“It could be far more than a Million Rand,” says Eckard. “But also take note, becoming SA’s first Power Couple will be about more than being brave and courageous in the challenges. You’ll have to use your EQ and IQ to ensure that the other couples don’t get rid of you, while strategising to stay ahead of the others at all times.”

If you want to become South Africa’s first Power Couple, do take note that auditions will start soon. The audition dates and venues are as follows:

14 February – The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
18 February – Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
28 February – Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg

But who is eligble to enter and what will the producers be looking for?

“You have to be older than 21 and a South African citizen, willing to do crazy and wild things for love,” says Handrie Basson from Afrokaans, who’re producing the show for M-Net 101. “We’ll be looking for diverse, interesting and outgoing people who believe that they’re a winning pair – whether they’ve been married for yonks or at the start of a lifetime together.”

For terms and conditions and to download the Power Couple entry form, all you have to do is right click and save or print the PDF.

Power Couple will be filmed in Cape Town in March and will be screened on M-Net from August 2015. 

Wise words from South Africa’s favourite Power Couples; love, trust, power money. Do you have what it takes?

For all the latest news and updates on Power Couple SA, follow the official FacebookTwitterInstagram and WeChat (WeChat ID MNetTV) accounts.

Looking for the Loerie... with Denise

Looking for the Loerie with Denise

 

VUZU star, Denise Zimba, embarks on an epic road trip to the 36th Annual Loerie Awards on a mission to conquer the advertising industry. Whether or not she can actually make it remains to be seen, but she will definitely not give up without a fight… literally. After all, she sees her name in lights!

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Afrokaans produce world-class promos

Afrokaans, in association with IdeaCollective, recently produced 3 beautiful promos for kykNET as part of their brand extension strategy to get viewers in the United Kingdom to subscribe to their channels on TalkTalk. 

The promos were written by Philip Nolte, produced by Megan Kim Crampton and directed by leroux botha. Have a look at the links below! 

Promo 1     |      Promo 2     |      Promo 3

V-News starts on Vuzu!

From Monday 14 April 2014 you will be able to catch news inserts that are premiered on V-Entertainment as stand-alone fillers on Vuzu (channel 116 on DStv). 

Afrokaans has been producing the news segments on V-Entertainment for almost 5 years and these segments will now be separately packaged as fillers for the channel.

#superstoked

 

A New Day for Afrokaans (Part 2)

Exactly a year ago we moved into new offices. And exactly a year later we are doing so again. Afrokaans will be moving into new offices in the Refinery Complex on the corner of Stanley Avenue and Owl Street in Milpark during the coming week! Our new address is on the contacts page. 

#wemakingtv

Afrokaans part of Format development

Afrokaans has been instrumental in the development of a new format for kykNET called the TeleLovela. The format, developed by Merran Ann Williamson and Kristen Broberg from M-Net’s development department, tells a love story over four episodes, culminating in a full feature film - where all four episodes are tied together to form the final film. 

The first TeleLovela was written by Afrokaans’ Handrie Basson and directed by leroux botha. The four episodes will air from Monday 2 September to Thursday 5 September on kykNET (Channel 144) and then the full length feature will be screened on Friday 6 September at 21:30 on kykNET.

The feature film will premiere in Cape Town at the kykNET Silwerskerm festival on Friday 30 August to a selected audience. 

The monthly industry magazine, ScreenAfrica, has also done a story online and will feature the new format in their August issue. You can read the story here