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Friday, July 25, 2014


(Videovision 2013 Award for Best South African Film Project went to “Five Fingers for Marseilles”. Pictured are producer Sean Drummond, Sanjeev Singh of Videovision and director Michael Matthews.)

South Africa’s premier film and distribution company, Videovision Entertainment, attended the Durban FilmMart, held at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel in Durban, to present their esteemed R75,000 distribution prize to the Best South African Film Project.

Headed by well-known producer Anant Singh who was present at the 2014 Durban FilmMart, Videovision Entertainment is a Durban-based company celebrating 25 successful years in the film industry. Specializing in an array of operations, Videovision is renowned for their work in South Africa as a leading film and television production and distribution to media, live entertainment and film studios.

With each passing year, the ties strengthen between Videovision Entertainment and DFM; Africa’s leading co-production and finance markets for filmmakers in Africa. This year not only marks the 5th edition of the DFM, it also commemorates this loyal four-year partnership.

“Our association with DFM aligns itself to our company’s vision of providing a platform for the South African film industry both locally and abroad,” says Videovision Entertainment’s Head of Communication and Media, Nilesh Singh.

Videovision Entertainment sponsors a prize each year for the DFM. Last year’s recipient was Five Fingers for Marseilles produced by Sean Drummond and Michael Matthews. This award will assist them in ensuring release and distribution throughout South Africa once the film is completed early next year. Producer Michael Matthews will use the Videovision Entertainment prize money to develop top quality marketing material, including behind the scenes, featurettes, artwork and online social marketing.

This year, Videovision Entertainment intends to sponsor the same opportunity to a film project at the 2014 DFM with R75,000 worth of distribution assistance. “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Best South African Film Project. The objective of our sponsorship is to help nurture upcoming filmmakers and support them in having their films distributed in South Africa,” says Nilesh Singh.

“Partnerships are crucial to achieving DFM’s goals and objectives,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty. “The Videovision award presents these filmmakers with an incredible opportunity to break into the market place with the backing and support of one of South Africa’s longest running distribution companies. We are truly appreciative of Videovision’s consistent and generous support in promoting African cinema

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