iflix And NBC Universal Team Up To Offer iflix Users A Huge Slate Of Everyone’s Favourite TV Shows And Movies

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to iflix’s extensive library.

Through this deal, iflix subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will have unlimited access to both stream and download an impressive collection of NBCU content, including the Academy Award®-winning Gladiator, the hit drama series Suits, spine-tingling classic film Psycho and the iflix exclusive series Midnight Texas.

Head of content for Africa and MENA, Evert van der Veer said: “NBCU is one of the world’s most pre-eminent providers of award-winning content. We are thrilled to offer many of their most acclaimed series and movies to consumers across the sub-Sahara African region, reaffirming our commitment to our members to offer the best and widest selection of entertainment content available.”

With over 6.5 million members and over 10 billion minutes streamed since launch, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Currently available in 25 markets across Asia, MENA, and sub-Saharan Africa, iflix offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, regional and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

Vuzu Amp Highlights – January 2018

MONDAY, 01 JANUARY 

Becoming Mrs Jones Season 1 at 19h00

[Episode 3]

Minnie Dlamini gives her fans an exclusive look at her journey to marriage, in this not to be missed rare glimpse into her private life.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5 – Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Nae Nae]

Bow’s excuses get him into trouble with Da Brat. Deb secretly plans a reunion with Bow and his estranged dad. of a live audience.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 21h30

[Episode 9 – The Last Temptation Of Patti]

Relieved to hear that her mother has decided not to write a tell-all book, Kendra and Hank invite Patti back into their home just in time for Alijah’s 3rd birthday party.

TUESDAY, 02 JANUARY

Basketball Wives LA Season 6 at 19h00

[Episode 11]

Tami suggests the ladies embark on a trip to New York City. Later, Evelyn takes Shaunie on a trip down memory lane in the Bronx.

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 2]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. This episode includes performers KEM, Thea Monyee; and David Banner.

White Famous Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 10  – Zero Fucks Given]

In the first season finale, life comes full-circle for Floyd as career opportunities pour in following the release of yet another viral video.

WEDNESDAY, 03 JANUARY

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 8  – Match, Pray, Love]

Tim thinks a kickball game will loosen up the Upper Crust staff, and meanwhile, he moves ahead with the sweet-tea line without Miss Robbie’s knowledge.

Top 5 Drive Chart Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

With host Denise Zimba celebrities take a pick of their favourite music videos and their stories, whilst driving around the city.

Goliath & Goliath: Aweh Mzansi at 21h00

A celebration  of friendship and comedy on a stage featuring the hilariously funny Goliath brothers, Jason, Donovan and Nicholas alongside fellow comedians.

THURSDAY, 04 JANUARY

Black-Ish Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 8  –  Charity Case]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

Superstore Season 3 at 19h30

[Episode 2 – Brett’s Dead]

Amy (America Ferrera) worries that Dina (Lauren Ash) may be struggling with anxiety while Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to find out more about Garrett’s (Colton Dunn) past.

Mom VS Matchmaker Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 3]

Self-appointed Queen Letesha is trying hard to find her king.

Teen Wolf Season 6B at 21h00

[Episode 4  – Face-To-Faceless]

Scott, Lydia and Malia have to take drastic measures to quell the growing violence in Beacon Hills, while Liam endures his own gauntlet at the high school.

FRIDAY, 05 JANUARY

Take Me Out Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 23]

Take Me Out is a dating game show that promises hopeful singles a chance of love.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9 at 20h30

[Episode 13  – Reunited]

The queens reunite to dish about the most shocking, glamorous and sickening moments of the season.

Material at 21h30

Riaad Moosa stars in this warm-hearted comedy. A young Muslim man works in his father’s fabric shop but wants to pursue his dream of being a stand-up comedian.

SATURDAY, 06 JANUARY

So you Think You Can Dance Season 14 at 18h00

[Episode 15 – The Finale]

In the Season 14 finale, the final four dancers show the judges and the country what they’ve got one last time before the winner is crowned.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16 at 20h00

[Episode 4  – #friendorfoe]

Elliadria and Kaila’s friendship begins to unravel, and the first replacement arrives. Kailie and Zee try in vain to repair their damaged relationships with the rest of the house.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16  Season 16 at 21h00

[Episode 5 – Gang Gang #Gone]

Half of the Gang Gang Gang wants to hatch a plan to get rid of Zee, but things get heated when Elliadria and Kaila can’t see eye to eye.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9 at 22h00

Episode 13 – Reunited]

The queens reunite to dish about the most shocking, glamorous and sickening moments of the season.

SUNDAY, 07 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 2]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. This episode includes performers KEM, Thea Monyee; and David Banner.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 5 – Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Nae Nae]

Bow’s excuses get him into trouble with Da Brat. Deb secretly plans a reunion with Bow and his estranged dad.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 9 – The Last Temptation Of Patti]

Relieved to hear that her mother has decided not to write a tell-all book, Kendra and Hank invite Patti back into their home just in time for Alijah’s 3rd birthday party.

MONDAY, 08 JANUARY

Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 12 at 19h00

[Episode 20–  Reunion Part one]

The First Ladies of Bravo are reunited and Lydia is in the hot seat and taken to task for outspoken opinions and actions.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 6 – 99 Problems And Sound Is One]

Bow Wow seeks advice from Snoop Dogg when slammed by a hip hop DJ. Later, Brandon’s first big showcase leads to disaster.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 21h30

[Episode 11– Frenemy Mine]

Kendra parties in Vegas for Brittany’s bachelorette, but when Patti storms out, Kendra questions her progress with her mom.

TUESDAY, 09 JANUARY 

Black In America Season 1 at 19h00

[Episode 10 –  Babies Behind Bars]

Soledad O’Brien explores interpretations of race and identity for African Americans. Follow the lives of eight strangers living together.

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 3]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. Performances include Estelle, Javon Johnson, and Charles Peters.

Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady at 21h00

In hilarious fashion, Wolf shares her thoughts on comedy, texting, feminism and more. Directed by stand-up comedian and writer Neal Brennan.

WEDNESDAY, 10 JANUARY

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 7 – Family Business Is Always Personal]

Miss Robbie heads to LA to take care of business and confront Tim over his unauthorized expansion.

Top 5 Drive Chart Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 7]

With host Denise Zimba celebrities take a pick of their favourite music videos and their stories, whilst driving around the city.

Dillan Oliphant: The Oliphant In The Room at 21h00

Straight out of Eldorado Park, South African funny man Dillan Oliphant brings the funny with his stand up special.

THURSDAY, 11 JANUARY

Black-Ish Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 9  – Sugar Daddy]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

Superstore Season 3 at 19h30

[Episode 3 – Part- Time Hires]

When Amy’s daughter gets a job at Cloud 9, Amy turns to Jonah for advice on how to balance her parenting.

Mom VS Matchmaker Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4]

The Matchmaker looks for a good date for Katie.

Teen Wolf Season 6B at 21h00

[Episode 5  – Pressure Test]

When Scott and his pack try to protect two new werewolves, an unlikely ally joins the fight.

FRIDAY, 12 JANUARY

Take Me Out Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 24]

Take Me Out is a dating game show that promises hopeful singles a chance of love.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9 at 20h30

[Episode 14  – Grand Finale]

In the Season 9 finale, RuPaul crowns America’s Next Drag Superstar.

A Million Colours at 21h30

Two ordinary boys became stars after the movie e’Lollipop, in which they had the leads. Here is the story of what happened afterwards to Muntu Ndebele and Norman Knox.

SATURDAY, 13 JANUARY 

The Bachelor Season 22 at 18h00

[Episode 1]

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams and hopefully his bride-to-be in this one-hour prime time reality series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16 at 20h00

[Episode 6  – #Germwarfare]

New besties, Stephanie, Zee and Kailie enjoy their time together in the house, but that doesn’t mean that their beef has been squashed with the other clique.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16  Season 16 at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Welcome To #Kandyland]

After the Bad Girls’ survival skills are put to the test, newbie Kandyce clashes with an OG.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9 at 22h00

Episode 14 – Grand Finale]

In the Season 9 finale, RuPaul crowns America’s Next Drag Superstar.

SUNDAY, 14 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 3]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. This episode includes performers KEM, Thea Monyee; and David Banner.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 6 – 99 Problems And Sound Is One]

Bow Wow seeks advice from Snoop Dogg when slammed by a hip hop DJ. Later, Brandon’s first big showcase leads to disaster.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 11 – Frenemy Mine]

Kendra parties in Vegas for Brittany’s bachelorette, but when Patti storms out, Kendra questions her progress with her mom.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 22h30

[Episode 12 – Be Careful What You Wish For]

Kendra is tested at rehearsals for her Las Vegas play when they flip the script on her. Later, Colin confronts Patti about her tell-all book.

MONDAY, 15 JANUARY

Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 12 at 19h00

[Episode 21- Reunion Part Two]

The reunion continues with Kelly and Meghan reviving their text message feud.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 7 – Pop’s Locked… And Drops It]

Brandon is livid at Deb for stealing his spotlight and lashes out during auditions for Zonnique, and later, Bow gets an unwanted visitor.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 21h30

[Episode 13– Playdates]

Kendra fears Patti will ruin her opening night; Patti splurges on an extravagant purchase using the advance from her tell-all book.

TUESDAY, 16 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. Performances include Estelle, Javon Johnson, and Charles Peters.

Glastonbury 2015: Kanye West at 21h00

Catch the legendary performance by Kanye West at Glastonbury a not to be missed moment of stunting-on-the-haters history.

Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 12 at 22h30

[Episode 21- Reunion Part Two]

The reunion continues with Kelly and Meghan reviving their text message feud.

WEDNESDAY, 17 JANUARY

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 8 – Family Business Is Always Personal]

Miss Robbie heads to LA to take care of business and confront Tim over his unauthorized expansion.

Top 5 Drive Chart Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 7]

With host Denise Zimba celebrities take a pick of their favourite music videos and their stories, whilst driving around the city.

Dillan Oliphant: The Oliphant In The Room at 21h00

Straight out of Eldorado Park, South African funny man Dillan Oliphant brings the funny with his stand up special.

THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY 

Black-Ish Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 10]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

Superstore Season 3 at 19h30

[Episode 4 – Workplace Bullying]

Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

Mom VS Matchmaker Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

The Matchmaker looks for a good date for Katie.

Teen Wolf Season 6B at 21h00

[Episode 6  – Triggers]

Liam and Theo try to draw the hunters away from Beacon Hills. The question is will they success?

FRIDAY, 19 JANUARY

Take Me Out Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 25]

Take Me Out is a dating game show that promises hopeful singles a chance of love.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 8 – A- Town Goin’ Down]

Deb’s secret meeting sends Brandon over the edge. Drama ignites at Zonnique’s listening party.

Cold Harbour at 21h30

A good mix of South African and foreign actors drive this home-grown crime drama. After a body washes up on the shores, two cops are dragged into the cities’ underbelly.

SATURDAY, 20 JANUARY

The Bachelor Season 22 at 18h00

[Episode 2]

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams and hopefully his bride-to-be in this one-hour prime time reality series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16 at 20h00

[Episode 8 – #Hellogoodbye]

While Zee sets her sights on personal growth, Kaila and Kandyce go head to head, resulting in another empty bed in the house.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16  Season 16 at 21h00

[Episode 9 – #Shadesofgay]

After a lengthy game of cat and mouse, Brynesha finally gives in to Kandyce’s advances. Two new Bad Girls enter the house, and an OG makes an unexpected departure.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9 at 22h00

Episode 8 – A- Town Goin’ Down]

Deb’s secret meeting sends Brandon over the edge. Drama ignites at Zonnique’s listening party.

SUNDAY, 21 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 4]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. Tyrese, Gina Loring and Pharoahe Monch perform.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 1 at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Pop’s Locked… And Drops It]

Brandon is livid at Deb for stealing his spotlight and lashes out during auditions for Zonnique, and later, Bow gets an unwanted visitor.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 22h00

[Episode 13 – Playdates]

Kendra fears Patti will ruin her opening night; Patti splurges on an extravagant purchase using the advance from her tell-all book.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 23h00

[Episode 14 – Papa Don’t Preach]

Kendra prepares for the worst as opening night draws near. Meanwhile, Patti and Colin worry about an unwanted reunion with Eric and his new wife.

MONDAY, 22 JANUARY

Match Made In Heaven (Special) at 19h00

Catch the special for Match Made in Heaven for the most dramatic and divinely-inspired search and quest for love.

The Fixer Season 7 at 20h00

[Episode 8]

Olivia Pope returns with an epic final season. Watch as she and her team do all it takes to protect and defend the public images of the nation’s elite.

How To Get Away With Murder Season 4 at 21h00

[Episode 9]

Annalise receives a tip about A.D.A. Atwood that leads to a heated confrontation with Nate.

TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. Angie Stone, Prentice Powell, Ray Grant and Bone Crusher.

Grammy’s Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special at 21h00

Grammys’ greatest stories: A 60th anniversary special. Watch Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and more artists discuss the most memorable performances in GRAMMY history.

Match Made In Heaven Special at 23h00

Catch the special for Match Made in Heaven for the most dramatic and divinely-inspired search and quest for love.

WEDNESDAY, 24 JANUARY

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 9 – Finish What You Started]

Chloe returns and begins anger management sessions. Meanwhile, Miss Robbie asks Jenae for help with online dating.

Top 5 Drive Chart Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 11]

With host Denise Zimba celebrities take a pick of their favourite music videos and their stories, whilst driving around the city.

David Blaine Special at 21h00

The magician performed a bullet catching trick live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A not to be missed David Blaine special.

THURSDAY, 25 JANUARY

Black-Ish Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 11]

Andre “Dre” and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

Superstore Season 3 at 19h30

[Episode 5 – Sal’s Dead]

A dead body is discovered in the store on Halloween, throwing Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) into a panic, and confusing the shoppers.

Mom VS Matchmaker Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 6]

A battle for fluffy hair and big booty, who will reign supreme?

Teen Wolf Season 6B at 21h00

[Episode 7 – Werewolves Of London]

The pack reels after a shocking attack. Meanwhile, Scott tries to recruit reinforcements.

FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY

Take Me Out Season 1 at 19h30

[Episode 26]

Take Me Out is a dating game show that promises hopeful singles a chance of love.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 20h30

[Episode 15 – Undressed Rehearsal]

The 20-year reunion of Patti, her son, Colin, and ex-husband, Eric, threatens to ruin Kendra’s opening night.

Bunny Chow at 21h30

A group of comedians go to a rock festival looking for drugs, sex and love, but get more than they bargained for. This crazy film stars some of Mzansi’s top comedians.

SATURDAY, 27 JANUARY

The Bachelor Season 22 at 18h00

[Episode 3]

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams and hopefully his bride-to-be in this one-hour prime time reality series.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16 at 20h00

[Episode 10 – #Loveonebad]

When Brynesha does not reciprocate Kandyce’s deepening affections, the two girls face off. Kabrina gets real with her roommates.

The Bad Girls Club Season 16  Season 16 at 21h00

[Episode 11 – #Shabye]

Tensions remain high between Kandyce and Brynesha when one bad girl decides to leave the house early.

Kendra On Top Season 6 at 21h30

[Episode 15 – Undressed Rehearsal]

The 20-year reunion of Patti, her son, Colin, and ex-husband, Eric, threatens to ruin Kendra’s opening night.

SUNDAY, 28 JANUARY

Verses & Flow Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 5]

This eight-part series featuring music and spoken-word performances. Angie Stone, Prentice Powell, Ray Grant and Bone Crusher.

The Fixer Season 7 at 21h00

[Episode 8]

Olivia Pope returns with an epic final season. Watch as she and her team do all it takes to protect and defend the public images of the nation’s elite.

How To Get Away With Murder Season 4 at 22h00

[Episode 9]

Annalise receives a tip about A.D.A. Atwood that leads to a heated confrontation with Nate.

Grammy’s Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special at 23h00

Grammys’ greatest stories: A 60th anniversary special. Watch Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and more artists discuss the most memorable performances in GRAMMY history.

Vuzu Amp Becomes 1Magic

MONDAY, 29 JANUARY

The River Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 1]

Lindiwe’s business faces financial ruin. Later, Thato makes a discovery that could change the fortunes of the whole Cullinan mining community.

The Fixer Season 7 at 20h30

[Episode 9]

Olivia Pope returns with an epic final season. Watch as she and her team do all it takes to protect and defend the public images of the nation’s elite.

How To Get Away With Murder Season 4 at 21h00

[Episode 10]

Annalise receives a tip about A.D.A. Atwood that leads to a heated confrontation with Nate.

TUESDAY, 30 JANUARY

The River Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 2]

Flora is suspected of committing a crime. Meanwhile, Zolani has to go back to the river to make sure that there is no evidence.

Daytime Divas Season 1 at 20h30

[Episode 1]

Women who host “The Lunch Hour” discuss life, love, politics and gossip, but never without the drama on set.

The 2018 60th Annual Grammy Awards at 21h30

Taking place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, this celebrating the best recordings, compositions and artists of the year.

WEDNESDAY, 31 JANUARY

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s Season 4 at 19h00

[Episode 10– No Opening, No Closure]

Charles is presented with a Hollywood-worthy opportunity that he never saw coming. Later, Miss Robbie and the family hold an emotional vigil in memory of Andre.

The River Season 1 at 20h00

[Episode 3]

Somebody is sniffing around Zolani and Lindiwe’s secret. Later, the Mokoenas get financial aid from a surprising donor.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 at 20h30

[Episode 8]

Successful and driven, Rebecca Bunch seemingly has it all – an upscale apartment in Manhattan and a partnership at a prestigious law firm – but she feels like something is missing.

141 Original Scores In 2017 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

  • Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer
  • “All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld, composer
  • “All the Money in the World,” Daniel Pemberton, composer
  • Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
  • “Band Aid,” Lucius, composer
  • “Battle of the Sexes,” Nicholas Britell, composer
  • “Baywatch,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
  • Beauty and the Beast,” Alan Menken, composer
  • “The Big Sick,” Michael Andrews, composer
  • “Blade Runner 2049,” Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, composers
  • “The Book of Henry,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  • “Born in China,” Barnaby Taylor, composer
  • The Boss Baby,” Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro, composers
  • “Boston,” Jeff Beal, composer
  • “Brad’s Status,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
  • “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” Jeff Herriott and S. Craig Zahler, composers
  • “The Breadwinner,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, composers
  • “Breathe,” Nitin Sawhney, composer
  • “Brigsby Bear,” David Wingo, composer
  • “Brimstone & Glory,” Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers
  • Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie,” Theodore Shapiro, composer
  • Cars 3,” Randy Newman, composer
  • The Circle,” Danny Elfman, composer
  • “Coco,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  • “Cries from Syria,” Martin Tillman, composer
  • “A Cure for Wellness,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
  • “Darkest Hour,” Dario Marianelli, composer
  • Despicable Me 3,” Heitor Pereira, composer
  • “The Disaster Artist,” Dave Porter, composer
  • “A Dog’s Purpose,” Rachel Portman, composer
  • “Downsizing,” Rolfe Kent, composer
  • “Drawing Home,” Ben Holiday, composer
  • Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer, composer
  • “Earth: One Amazing Day,” Alex Heffes, composer
  • “A Fantastic Woman,” Matthew Herbert, composer
  • The Fate of the Furious,” Brian Tyler, composer
  • “Father Figures,” Rob Simonsen, composer
  • “Ferdinand,” John Powell, composer
  • “Fifty Shades Darker,” Danny Elfman, composer
  • “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” J. Ralph, composer
  • “First They Killed My Father,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
  • Get Out,” Michael Abels, composer
  • “A Ghost Story,” Daniel Hart, composer
  • “Gifted,” Rob Simonsen, composer
  • “The Glass Castle,” Joel P. West, composer
  • “Going in Style,” Rob Simonsen, composer
  • “Good Time,” Daniel Lopatin, composer
  • “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” Carter Burwell, composer
  • “Gook,” Roger Suen, composer
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Tyler Bates, composer
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer
  • “Hostiles,” Max Richter, composer
  • “Human Flow,” Karsten Fundal, composer
  • “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Jeff Beal, composer
  • It,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer
  • “Jane,” Philip Glass, composer
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Henry Jackman, composer
  • Justice League,” Danny Elfman, composer
  • “Kepler’s Dream,” Patrick Neil Doyle, composer
  • “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” Daniel Pemberton, composer
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson, composers
  • Kong: Skull Island,” Henry Jackman, composer
  • “LA 92,” Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, composers
  • “LBJ,” Marc Shaiman, composer
  • “Lady Bird,” Jon Brion, composer
  • “Lake of Fire,” Qutub-E-Kripa, composer
  • “Last Flag Flying,” Graham Reynolds, composer
  • “The Lego Batman Movie,” Lorne Balfe, composer
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
  • “The Leisure Seeker,” Carlo Virzì, composer
  • “Let It Fall,” Mark Isham, composer
  • Life,” Jon Ekstrand, composer
  • Logan,” Marco Beltrami, composer
  • “The Lost City of Z,” Christopher Spelman, composer
  • “Loveless,” Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine, composers
  • “Loving Vincent,” Clint Mansell, composer
  • “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Mychael Danna, composer
  • “Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” Daniel Pemberton, composer
  • “Marshall,” Marcus Miller, composer
  • “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” Takatsugu Muramatsu, composer
  • “Maudie,” Michael Timmins, composer
  • “Molly’s Game,” Daniel Pemberton, composer
  • “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland,” Łukasz Targosz, composer
  • “The Mountain between Us,” Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • “Mudbound,” Tamar-kali, composer
  • The Mummy,” Brian Tyler, composer
  • Murder on the Orient Express,” Patrick Doyle, composer
  • “My Cousin Rachel,” Rael Jones, composer
  • “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” Jun Miyake, composer
  • “Okja,” Jaeil Jung, composer
  • “Oklahoma City,” David Cieri, composer
  • “The Only Living Boy in New York,” Rob Simonsen, composer
  • “Only the Brave,” Joseph Trapanese, composer
  • “Our Souls at Night,” Elliot Goldenthal, composer
  • “Paris Can Wait,” Laura Karpman, composer
  • “Patti Cake$,” Geremy Jasper and Jason Binnick, composers
  • “Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood, composer
  • “The Pirates of Somalia,” Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau, composers
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Geoff Zanelli, composer
  • “The Post,” John Williams, composer
  • “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” Tom Howe, composer
  • “The Promise,” Gabriel Yared, composer
  • “Pulimurugan,” Gopi Sundar, composer
  • “Raw,” Jim Williams, composer
  • “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” James Newton Howard, composer
  • “Saban’s Power Rangers,” Brian Tyler, composer
  • “Same Kind of Different as Me,” John Paesano, composer
  • “The Second Coming of Christ,” Navid Hejazi, Ramin Kousha and Silvia Leonetti, composers
  • “Served Like a Girl,” Michael A. Levine, composer
  • “The Shack,” Aaron Zigman, composer
  • “The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • “Slipaway,” Tao Liu, composer
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village,” Christopher Lennertz, composer
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  • Split,” West Dylan Thordson, composer
  • “The Star,” John Paesano, composer
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams, composer
  • “Step,” Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq, composers
  • “Stronger,” Michael Brook, composer
  • Suburbicon,” Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • “Swing Away,” Tao Zervas, composer
  • “Thank You for Your Service,” Thomas Newman, composer
  • Their Finest,” Rachel Portman, composer
  • “Thelma,” Ola Fløttum, composer
  • Thor: Ragnarok,” Mark Mothersbaugh, composer
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell, composer
  • “Tickling Giants,” Paul Tyan, composer
  • “Tommy’s Honour,” Christian Henson, composer
  • “Trafficked,” David Das, composer
  • Transformers: The Last Knight,” Steve Jablonsky, composer
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” Brian Tyler and Robert Lydecker, composers
  • “Victoria & Abdul,” Thomas Newman, composer
  • “Voice from the Stone,” Michael Wandmacher, composer
  • “Wakefield,” Aaron Zigman, composer
  • War for the Planet of the Apes,” Michael Giacchino, composer
  • “Wilson,” Jon Brion, composer
  • “Wind River,” Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers
  • “Wonder,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer
  • Wonder Woman,” Rupert Gregson-Williams, composer
  • “Wonderstruck,” Carter Burwell, composer
  • “Year by the Sea,” Alexander Janko, composer

A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements.  The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

To be eligible, the original score must be a substantial body of music that serves as original dramatic underscoring, and must be written specifically for the motion picture by the submitting composer.  Scores diluted by the use of preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs or any music not composed specifically for the film by the submitting composer, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

70 Original Songs Vie For 2017 Oscar®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title:

  • “U.N.I (You And I)” from “And the Winner Isn’t”
  • “Love And Lies” from “Band Aid”
  • “If I Dare” from “Battle of the Sexes”
  • “Evermore” from “Beauty and the Beast
  • “How Does A Moment Last Forever” from “Beauty and the Beast
  • “Now Or Never” from “Bloodline: Now or Never”
  • “She” from “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
  • “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry”
  • “Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99”
  • “The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner”
  • “World Gone Mad” from “Bright”
  • “Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “Visions Of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “Captain Underpants Theme Song” from “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie
  • “Ride” from “Cars 3
  • “Run That Race” from “Cars 3
  • “Tell Me How Long” from “Chasing Coral”
  • “Broken Wings” from “City of Ghosts”
  • “Remember Me” from “Coco”
  • “Prayers For This World” from “Cries from Syria”
  • “There’s Something Special” from “Despicable Me 3
  • “It Ain’t Fair” from “Detroit”
  • “A Little Change In The Weather” from “Downsizing”
  • “Stars In My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home)” from “Drawing Home”
  • “All In My Head” from “Elizabeth Blue”
  • “Dying For Ya” from “Elizabeth Blue”
  • “Green” from “Elizabeth Blue”
  • “Can’t Hold Out On Love” from “Father Figures”
  • “Home” from “Ferdinand”
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker”
  • “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way” from “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
  • “This Is How You Walk On” from “Gifted”
  • “Summer Storm” from “The Glass Castle”
  • “The Pure And The Damned” from “Good Time”
  • “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
  • “The Hero” from “The Hero”
  • “How Shall A Sparrow Fly” from “Hostiles”
  • “Just Getting Started” from “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”
  • “Truth To Power” from “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
  • “Next Stop, The Stars” from “Kepler’s Dream”
  • “The Devil & The Huntsman” from “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
  • “Have You Ever Wondered” from “Lake of Fire”
  • “I’ll Be Gone” from “Lake of Fire”
  • “We’ll Party All Night” from “Lake of Fire”
  • “Friends Are Family” from “The Lego Batman Movie”
  • “Found My Place” from “The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
  • “Rain” from “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
  • “Myron/Byron” from “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”
  • “Longing For Summer” from “Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”
  • “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
  • “Never Forget” from “Murder on the Orient Express
  • “Hold The Light” from “Only the Brave”
  • “PBNJ” from “Patti Cake$”
  • “Tuff Love (Finale)” from “Patti Cake$”
  • “Lost Souls” from “The Pirates of Somalia”
  • “How A Heart Unbreaks” from “Pitch Perfect 3”
  • “The Promise” from “The Promise”
  • “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” from “Pulimurugan”
  • “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from “Pulimurugan”
  • “Stubborn Angel” from “Same Kind of Different as Me”
  • “Dancing Through The Wreckage” from “Served Like a Girl”
  • “Keep Your Eyes On Me” from “The Shack”
  • “On The Music Goes” from “Slipaway”
  • “The Star” from “The Star”
  • “Jump” from “Step”
  • “Tickling Giants” from “Tickling Giants”
  • “Fly Away” from “Trafficked”
  • “Speak To Me” from “Voice from the Stone”
  • “Walk On Faith” from “Year by the Sea”

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a compilation of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. A maximum of two songs may be nominated from any one film.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

iflix Celebrates 10 Billions Minutes Streamed In 2017

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to share its latest milestone – 10 billion minutes streamed across its platform in 2017.

The achievement, equivalent to more than 19,000 years of content streamed, marks an incredible uptake in user engagement, with cumulative viewing minutes up well over 400% from three billion total minutes streamed at the end of 2016. iflix also maintains one of the highest active mobile viewing durations of any service globally, with an average of 2.5-2.75 hours per session.

The company’s localized content strategy focusing on first-run local movies direct from cinema and a bold slate of original programming has shown the largest gains in viewership, with its local and regional offerings and hyper local Originals accounting for a substantial portion of its viewership numbers.

To date, iflix has commissioned more than 10 Original exclusive projects, including a no-holds-barred stand-up comedy series in Malaysia (Oi! Jaga Mulut), the Phillippines (Hoy! Bibig Mo) and Indonesia (Oi! Jaga Lambe), Indonesian feature film Filosofi Kopi 2: Ben & Jody, its first original Indonesian dramas series Magic Hour: The Series; its first Malaysian drama series, KL Gangster: Underworld; as well as feature film marking the Philippines’ own Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino return to the screen, slated for 2018. The Company’s first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) foray in Originals, Waklinha Walaa, a 60-episode Egyptian TV series, was recently named OTT Production of the Year at the prestigious Broadcast PRO ME Awards 2017.

The iflix app also recently surpassed 12 million downloads from Google Play and Apple iOS stores. The company further announced upgrades to its app performance and functionality, with breakthrough personalisation features and new branded and genre-based Channels, in addition to allowing users to follow celebrity curated Playlists.

iflix Group Co-Founder and CEO, Mark Britt said: “2017 has been an incredible year for iflix. Surpassing 10 billion minutes streamed in just the last 12 months, is a great way to end a year that saw us launching in MENA and Africa with over a dozen new markets, our first Original titles, and so much more. Every one of these milestones is a testament to the hard work, commitment, energy and passion of our ever-growing team of 700 across the world. We also owe a huge thank you to our customers, for sharing their time, feedback and patience, allowing us to continually learn, and improve and get better every day at delivering a service created just for them.”

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

The Campaign

To celebrate the 10 billion minutes streamed milestone, iflix is running the “We Love Ya” campaign across its Facebook pages, to thank fans and subscribers of the service. The campaign, which shares some fun and quirky iflix viewer data, includes a sponsored giveaway of year-long iflix subscriptions to participants in all iflix markets. Check out www.Facebook.com/iflix/ for more details.

Actress Zola Nombona Joins Dancing With The Stars SA

Sizzling South African actress joins Dancing With The Stars South Africa
Zola Nombona has got the moves!

Over the past few weeks, M-Net channel 101 has been lining up a glamourous group of celebrity contestants for its new local series Dancing With The Stars SA, including acting legend Frank Opperman, award-winning TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda, actress Juanita De Villiers, former Miss SA Liesl Laurie and South Africa’s proudest mom, Odessa Swarts.

Today, the channel confirmed the next starlet to compete in the series: actress Zola Nombona will also be waltzing her way onto the glitzy Dancing With The Stars stage in 2018!

Zola, who won the 2016 Golden Horn Award for best lead actress for her work in the movie Ingoma, says that she’s thrilled to be a part of Dancing With The Stars SA. “I’m excited to push myself and see how I can morph into a dancer. It is my first time ever taking part in a competition like this, and to be a part of one of this magnitude, feels amazing. It’s totally out of my comfort zone and I’m ready for the challenge!”

The Eastern Cape-born actress is best known for her role as ‘Shado’ a streetwise teenager, in the second season for South African TV drama series ‘Intersexions’ in 2013. Thereafter, in 2016, Zola landed the lead role in the popular Mzansi Magic local prison series Lockdown, which she has been part of for two seasons. Zola also recently starred in two more TV series, namely iNumber iNumber (28), and Love Lives Here.

Dancing with the Stars SA, in which 12 untrained local celebrities will put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers, will commence on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018. The hosts of the series are Tracey Lange and Chris Jaftha and the esteemed panel of judges will be announced in due course.

For more information about M-Net’s impressive local slate for 2018, visit www.mnet.tv

Two Wives, Two Lives. Too Many Secrets – Not So Picture Perfect : iKhaya

 

All in Mzansi Magic’s brand new series – iKhaya

Mzansi Magic has become known for telling authentic stories and they continue with this commitment as they launch the brand new drama series called iKhaya.

Come Monday, 8 January 2018 at 20:00 iKhaya will explore the theme of secrets, truth versus lies and the extreme measures one would take in the name of love for his family.

iKhaya follows the story of a man whose circumstances threaten to put his world in turmoil when a secret he has maintained is on the verge of coming out. Family values are challenged in this series when iKhaya explores the lives two families unknowingly headed by one man.

Produced by Urbanbrew, iKhaya is set against the backdrop of Daveyton and the rural village of Ga-Modjadji, Limpopo where the tangled web of deceit starts to unwind.

The narrative kicks-off with Eddie (Saint Seseli) caught in two worlds, with two wives Raisibe (Molobane Maja-Mbatha) and Cebile (Nqobile Sipamla) as he lives on the edge of hope that his two worlds will never collide… As the story unfolds, viewers will learn how Eddie found himself with two wives and two lives which he successfully kept secret.

“As Mzansi Magic, we want to tell stories that are authentic and challenge our viewers while creating meaningful conversations. We believe iKhaya is a compelling and captivating story that the audiences will appreciate” says, Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Also on the cast of iKhaya is Mike Mvelase, Mpho Molepo, Aubrey Makola, Laki Khoza, Thulane Shange, Sphamandla Dhludhlu alongside upcoming talent Khomotso Manyaka, Mbasa Msongelo and Amanda Manku.

Find out the price of lies when iKhaya premiers on Monday, 8 January 2018 at 20h00 on Mzansi Magic, DSTV Channel 161.

Wayde van Niekerk’s Mom Joins Dancing With The Stars South Africa

Odessa Swarts is ready to jump and jive!

South Africa’s proudest mom, Odessa Swarts, will be joining Thembisa Mdoda, Frank Opperman, Juanita De Villiers and Liesl Laurie as the next celebrity to shake it up on the dance floor in M-Net’s all-star, glitzy new local series Dancing With The Stars SA, the channel has confirmed today (Friday 15 December).

Odessa, who originally hails from Cape Town, is best known because of her track star son Wayde van Niekerk’s fame as a World Record holding – and breaking – athlete. However, long before Wayde was on the scene, Odessa was also lauded for lighting up the South African athletics world, having competed provincially as a track-and-field athlete in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She too broke a number of sporting records, and will no doubt be determined to light up the gleaming dance floor in 2018.

Being no stranger to competition, Odessa says that she is extremely excited to be dancing against her fellow celebrity cast members. “I always wanted to learn how to Tango and Salsa but with raising kids and the years flying by so fast I never got to it,” she reveals. “My kids are now all grown and I want to see this as my time to learn new things! I have loved the international seasons of the show and always wished that I could be part of something like that… so this is an absolute dream come true!”

Who else will join the eclectic and diverse group of stars to take centre stage? And who will the esteemed panel of expert judges be on the series? More information will be released in due course. The series, in which 12 untrained local celebrities will put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers, will commence on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018.

Dancing With The Stars SA in produced for M-Net by Rapid Blue and is sponsored by Lottostar.

For more information about M-Net’s impressive new local slate, visit www.mnet.tv

African American Film Critics Association Names Inxeba Best Foreign Film

The build-up to the Oscars is taking shape as awards bodies announce their best films of the year. On 12 December, Inxeba (The Wound) was named the year’s Best Foreign Film by the African American Film Critics Association. The AAFC, the world’s largest group of professional black film critics, will present the award at the 9th annual AAFCA Awards ceremony on 7 February in Hollywood, as awards season is in full swing.

‘Inxeba’, a doomed love story between two men, starring musician and singer Nakhane, has been selected as South Africa’s entry into next year’s 90th Academy Awards®, known officially as The Oscars®, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2016, the AAFCA bestowed ‘Moonlight’ with the award for best picture, after which the independent film went on to win the Best Picture Oscar®. A strong advocate for black stories, the AAFCA also named the Ava Duvernay series ‘Queen Sugar’ as Best Drama, and ‘Black-ish’ as Best Comedy in its television category. Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’, a psychological thriller that portraying the contemporary African-American experience, won four awards from the AAFCA, taking the trophies for best film, director, actor, and screenplay.

In Amsterdam this week ‘Inxeba’ was voted the Best Film at the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival.

“The Wound has earned international acclaim and won awards at several international film festivals. IQMF and Bijlmer Parktheater invite audiences to enjoy this beautiful study of clashing Xhosa models of masculinity.”

“Considering the wins around Inxeba, and the prestige of the AAFCA, which is comprised of African American journalists from across the US, this South African film is in the company of the best in the business,” says Helen Kuun, MD of Indigenous Film Distribution which is distributing the film locally. “The AAFCA recognises content that represents the global community, and encourages an environment where multiple voices are welcomed and championed. This award is a huge win for ‘Inxeba’, and for the filmmakers. We are proud to be representing it in South Africa.”

‘Inxeba’ just completed its Academy Awards® campaign in Los Angeles where key members of the creative team represented the film on the ground. “We held 10 exclusive screenings of the film in and around Hollywood over the course of 4 weeks.” explained producer Cait Pansegrouw. “Each screening was followed by a Q&A and a reception where we were able to discuss the film in detail with Academy® members. The film’s interrogation of toxic masculinity resonated deeply with the voters, given everything that is going on in the States at the moment, specifically in the film industry. We are feeling really hopeful about progressing further in the Oscars® race.”

The Oscars® shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film will be announced in the coming days and ‘Inxeba’ (The Wound) is releasing in cinemas in South Africa on 2 February 2018.

South Africa’s Inxeba Shortlisted For Academy Awards Best Foreign Film

: INXEBA (The Wound) the debut feature from director John Trengrove, is among the 9 films shortlisted for the 90th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Category.

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Read the full list of foreign film nominees.

Critically acclaimed drama Inxeba is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid the Xhosa rights of passage into manhood.  This year there was a record of 92 foreign language films entered in the Oscars and the last time a South African film made the shortlist was 8 years ago, with Oliver Schmitz’s “Life Above All.”

Since its world premiere at Sundance, Inxeba has collected more than 18 international awards and has found a home in over 30 territories worldwide.  Most recently, it was awarded Best Foreign Language Film of 2017 by the African American Film Critics Association.

Director Trengrove orchestrates a dynamic examination of sexuality, masculinity, and the clash between traditional and contemporary African values.  The film has been lauded by critics and is considered “a milestone in South African cinema (Variety), however, the leadership of the Xhosa Nation does not support the film’s exposure of its sacred initiation process (ulwaluko), nor its connection to a gay love story.  The filmmakers have faced protests, calls by the Khosa King to ban the film and even death threats.

“The film’s interrogation of toxic masculinity seemed to resonate deeply with the Academy voters, given everything that is going on in the States at the moment, specifically in the film industry,” said producer Cait Pansegrouw.  “Bringing this film to light has been an incredible experience.  We are elated to have made it this far and are ready to push all the way to the end!”

“This is the best possible news to end off an amazing year,” said director John Trengrove. “For our film to be included in such incredible company is exciting and incredibly affirming. Also, I have so much love for the passionate team of producers and cast who have worked tirelessly this last month to make this moment happen.”

INXEBA ia an international co-production between South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands and France, and was produced by Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw of Urucu Media, directed by John Trengrove and co-written by Trengrove, Thando Mgqolozana and Malusi Bengu.  It is co-produced by Batana Vundla of Cool Take Pictures with local support from The Department of Trade and Industry, M-Net, Indigenous Film Distribution and the National Film and Video Foundation.

The film stars Nakhane, Bongile Mantsai and Niza Jay.  Inxeba will be released in South Africa on 02 February 2018, shortly after the announcement of the five Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film.

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