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Modern Cultural Curators: Bokja
3 Jan 14
#FilmFestFridays presents "Modern Cultural Creators: Bokja" – a short film about a Beirut-based company specialising in textiles.
Made by Hand: The Bike Maker
10 Jan 14
#Filmfestfridays presents "Made by Hand: The Bike Maker": an inspirational short film documenting the cancer survival of bicycle maker Ezra Caldwell.
Dangerous Acts starring The Unstable Elements of Belarus trailer
23 Jan 14
#Filmfest Friday: Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements of Belarus tells the story of a resistance movement led by performing artists.
This Ain't California trailer
23 Jan 14
Design Indaba Filmfest 2014: "This Ain’t California" tracks three friends over nearly three decades as they discover and develop their love for skateboarding.
Sign Painters trailer
24 Jan 14
Design Indaba Filmfest 2014: Sign Painters is the first anecdotal history of the craft of hand-lettered signage; a craft under threat in the digital age.
Finding Hillywood trailer
24 Jan 14
Finding Hillywood is a film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the power of cinema. The film is part of Design Indaba Filmfest 2014 lineup.
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters trailer
27 Jan 14
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the intimate choreography of his images. This film is part of Design Indaba FilmFest 2014.
Cutie and the Boxer trailer
29 Jan 14
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Cutie and the Boxer is a moving portrait of an artist couple wrestling with the themes of sacrifice, disappointment and ageing.
Sound City trailer
31 Jan 14
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City documents the remarkable history of this little-known recording studio where legendary albums were recorded.
The Otherside trailer
10 Feb 14
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014 presents "The Otherside", a documentary on the Seattle Hip Hop scene in the do-it-yourself, digital age of music.
11 Feb 14
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Following its debut at the past Sundance Film Festival, catch the African premiere of Finding Fela – a portrait of Fela Kuti.
20 Feet from Stardom
12 Feb 14
Design Indaba FilmFest 2014 presents "20 Feet from Stardom" a film that tells the story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musicians of our time.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
12 Feb 14
EXCLUSIVE: A one night only African premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, at Design Indaba FilmFest 2014.
JR Celski on producing The Otherside
20 Feb 14
Producer of "The Otherside", JR Celski on how the Seattle Hip Hop scene gave him a new dedication to short track speed skating.
The Human Scale trailer
24 Feb 14
The Human Scale investigates how we can build cities that enable vibrant, inclusive communities. The film is part of Design Indaba Filmfest 2014.
Meet the Makers: Atang Tshikare
14 Mar 14
In the first edition of Creative Cape Town's Meet the Makers series you meet Atang Tshikare, a Cape Town maker and former Design Indaba Emerging Creative.
Your not so weekly creative moment of Zen: The Value of Design
17 Mar 14
Our new "not so weekly creative moment of Zen" features an animation by the UK Design Council, highlighting the importance of design thinking to small business.
Meet the Makers: Michael Elion
21 Mar 14
In the second edition of Creative Cape Town's Meet the Makers series you meet Michael Elion, a public artist.
Amongst Inspiration: Steve Simpson
28 Mar 14
Meet illustrator Steve Simpson, In this #FilmFestFridays video he talks about his inspiration and influences.
Meet the Makers: Ilze and Heinrich Wolff
4 Apr 14
In the third edition of Creative Cape Town's Meet the Makers series you meet Ilze and Heinrich Wolff - wife-and-husband architects who practice in Cape Town.
My Heritage, My Inheritance
11 Apr 14
This short film captures the deeper cultural meaning behind South African knitwear brand, MaXhosa by Laduma designed and founded by Laduma Ngxokolo.
Allergy to originality
18 Apr 14
"Allergy to Originality" explores the rich history of adaptations, plagiarisms and derivatives in creative endeavours.
Seoul Counterpoint: Piri
25 Apr 14
In this week's #FilmFestFriday we turn musical with a new music video from Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky entitled "Seoul Counterpoint: Piri".
Celestial Origins – a fashion film
2 May 14
The fashion film celebrates the AngloGold Ashanti AuDITIONS 2013 | 2014 jewellery collection inspired by the theme of gold's celestial origins.
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