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FILM SECTOR: Cape Town Hosts Film Industry 'Oscars'


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Cape Towns top film producers and industry specialists will be honoured at the 2nd annual awards ceremony to showcase and recognise excellence in the local film industry.

The Imbongi Awards ceremony will be hosted by the Cape Film Commission (CFC) and the City of Cape Town on Saturday 06 March 2010 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Over the past nine years, Cape Town’s film industry has grown from an exotic, niche industry into a flourishing multi-billion rand industry attracting big budget features, commercials and stills production,” says Felicity Purchase, Mayoral Committee Member: Economic Development and Tourism.

The phenomenal growth in this industry has injected millions of rands into the local economy, providing a tremendous return on the City’s on-going investment in Cape Town’s infrastructure and positioning Cape Town and Western Cape as a globally competitive industry destination, says Purchase.

The prestigious Imbongi Awards will showcase the very best film production talent and facilities in Cape Town and the Western Cape,” says Mansoor Mohamed, Executive Director: Economic, Social Development and Tourism.

As one of the biggest commercial and stills production destinations in the world, Cape Town and the Western Cape enjoy increasing attention from advertising agencies and big brands employing internationally experienced production crews with the facilities to back it all up. The Imbongi Awards builds upon Cape Town’s strong reputation for production craft by honouring individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in pre-production, production and post production,” says Mohamed.

Awards will be made in 10 categories and the Chairman’s Award, the 2010 Awards promises to showcase the very best production talent and facilitates in Cape Town and the Western Cape. The 10 categories are Best Contribution to marketing Cape Town and Western Cape through film content, Technical Service Provider of the Year, Best Producer/Production Manager, Best Locations Professional, Excellence in Animation, Excellence in VFX and Post Production, Best contribution to Skills Development and Transformation.

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