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Publishing: Film Industry Honoured By Imbongi Awards


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The Annual Imbongi Film Awards, hosted by the Cape Film Commission and the City of Cape Town, will showcase and recognise excellence in the Cape Town and Western Cape film industry during the past year. The event will be held on Saturday, 6 March 2010, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Cape Town and the Western Cape have over the past 10 years developed into a globally competitive film industry destination. Cape Town's increased popularity as a film location has boosted the growth of the film industry tremendously, according to the Cape Film Commission.

Cape Town and the Western Cape are now clearly recognized as a significant film industry destination which is able to compete with the best in the world and the Imbongi award is an acknowledgment to the film industry as a whole, and the individuals, who have all contributed to this success.

These awards will be recognizing, rewarding and honoring individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in pre-production, production and post-production work within the Cape film industry.

Judges for the various categories have been chosen from the best in the business and to ensure the transparency of the process, the various categories, nominees and also the judges assigned to those categories were publicized.

And the nominees are:

For "Best contribution to marketing Cape Town and the Western Cape through film content", Film Afrika gets a voted for Free Willy: Escape from Pirates cove, Do Productions for Dream Hotel Cape Town and Francois Verster for Sea Point Days.

In the category of Best Technical Service Provider of the Year, Panalux, Visual Impact and Waterfront Studios will compete for the award.

Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Best Producer will be chosen from Brigid Olen, Genevieve Hofmeyr and Roberta Durrant.Genevieve Hofmeyr is the producer of the recent film Invictus, a retelling of South Africa's great victory during the Rugby World Cup in 1995, just one year after the first democratic elections.

The Excellence in Animation Award will go to either Ric Capecchi of Capechino Animation, Clockwork Zoo or Triggerfish while the Excellence in VFX Award and Post Production will go to either Bevil Schwartz from Waterfront Studios, Condor VFX or Hilton Treves from Black Ginger.

The nominees for the "Best contribution to marketing the Cape Town and the Western Cape film industry" are Joy Sapieka, The Whole Lot Directory and Film and Event Publishing.

Avis and Amazing Spaces stand a chance to win the award of Service Provider of the Year and Cape Town and Do Productions, Film Afrika and Okuhle Media will compete for the award of Cape Town and the Western Cape's Best Production Company.

The Best Contribution by a Company or Individual to Skills development and Transformation nominees are Roy Zetisky, Visual Impact Academy and Clockwork Zoo.

And last but not least, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Best Locations Professional will be selected between Mike Begg, Moosa Vallie and Peter Currey.

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