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17 Jan 2019
Lights, camera, action: Cape films to feature on the international stage
The Cape Town film sector is geared to make its mark at a number of prestigious international festivals over the coming weeks, including the International Film Festival in Rotte... Read more
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27 Nov 2018
Cape Town to host biggest & 1st gaming festival of its kind in Africa
The Mother City is gearing up to host the first and biggest gaming festival of its kind this week – Africa Games Week 2018. Read more
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17 Oct 2018
Africa’s biggest Halal event meets Cape Town International Film Market and Festival
Cape Town and the Western Cape's Film and Media Promotion Unit, based at Wesgro, has collaborated with the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival to introduce the Afri... Read more
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7 Sep 2018
Cape Town & the Western Cape to be punted as a world-class film destination at Toronto International Film Festival
Touching down in Canada this week for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is Cape Town and the Western Cape's Film and Media Promotion Unit - in a bid to promote the ... Read more
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20 Jul 2018
Drakenstein Municipality commits to growing the film and media sector
Drakenstein Municipality has signed an agreement with Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - tasking it with promoti... Read more
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11 Jun 2018
Western Cape is France bound for Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market
A nearly 90 strong South African delegation, with significant representation from the Western Cape, are en-route to France to take part in the Annecy International Animated Film... Read more
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2 Jun 2018
Cape Town’s big win with Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking moving back to the Mother City
The Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking has, as of July 2017, relocated all its training from Johannesburg to Cape Town’s Green Point campus. This after the school was establi... Read more
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28 May 2018
Karen Zoid to launch Mothership Studio in the Western Cape
Wesgro warmly welcomes the establishment of the boutique production studio in Cape Town and the Western Cape, Mothership Studios. Read more
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9 May 2018
Locally produced films scheduled for Cannes Film Festival 2018 line-up
Over 40 South African delegates are expected to attend the inaugural Cannes Festival Marchè Du Film 2018, kicking off in France today. Read more
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9 May 2018
Wesgro spreads the word that the Cape is open for tourism at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban
Wesgro’s Destination Marketing Team arrive in Durban today to spread the word that Cape Town is open for tourism and business, at Africa’s Travel Indaba hosted at the ICC. Read more
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9 May 2018
Wesgro has helped land R1.92 billion in film & media productions in the Cape
Wesgro is pleased to announce that a total of nine film and media declarations contributing R1.92 billion to Cape Town and the Western Cape's economy were facilitated by our Fil... Read more
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24 Jan 2018
“Revolting Rhymes”, animated by Cape Town’s Triggerfish, has been nominated for an Oscar
Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – is excited by the news that “Revolting Rhymes”, a film animated by Triggerfis... Read more
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7 Dec 2017
HBO’s CINEMAX to film new series ‘Warrior’ in Cape Town
Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, welcomes the decision by CINEMAX to order the production of Season One of a new 10... Read more
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7 Sep 2017
Wesgro to promote the Western Cape at Toronto International Film Festival
This week Wesgro’s Chief Business Officer, Yaw Peprah, and Head of Film and Media Promotion, Monica Rorvik, will – on behalf of the agency – attend the Toronto International Film F... Read more
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16 Aug 2017
Mayor de Lille launches annual film industry pre-season briefing
Wesgro today and the City of Cape Town launched the annual film industry pre-season briefing together with the Commercial Producers Association and South African Association of Sti... Read more
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11 Aug 2017
Wesgro congratulates Krotoa on international award wins
Wesgro would like to congratulate the cast and crew of Krotoa on its recent award wins. The film has already won nine international awards. Read more
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4 Jul 2017
Cape Town's Triggerfish Studios wins international awards hat-trick
Wesgro congratulates Cape Town’s Triggerfish Animation Studio on its third international animation award win in a row this season. Read more
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19 Jun 2017
Wesgro welcomes Cape Town and China-Africa film festival collaboration
Wesgro would like to formally congratulate Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFMF) on its collaboration with the China-Africa International Film Festival (CAIFF). Read more
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31 May 2017
Wesgro secures series of film scouting missions to the Cape at Cannes
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17 May 2017
Wesgro to position the Cape as the leading film production destination in Africa at Cannes
Wesgro is proud to announce that our Film and Media Promotion Head, Monica Rorvik will embark on a film and media promotion mission to the 70th Cannes Film Festival as well as its ... Read more
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7 Apr 2017
Wesgro invites Cape film and media industry to participate in new research survey
Wesgro invites members of the Cape film and media industry to participate in our new industry value chain baseline study’s online survey. Read more
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30 Nov 2016
New Cape film and media research set to take industry to the next level
Wesgro and the City of Cape Town have announced a new research project to determine the size and structure of the film and media industry in the Cape. Read more