Coming to Theaters October 15th:
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Winners of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) were announced on Saturday at a glittering award ceremony that took place at the State Theatre in Pretoria. White Lion was nominated for several awards including Best Cinematography /DOP in a feature film (Michael Swan), Best Music Composition in a feature film (Phillip Miller) and Best Sound Design in a feature film (Ivan Millborrow, Nicky De Beer and Charlotte Buys).
We are very proud to announce that White Lion took home all three awards in the categories they were nominated in and would like to congratulate the team on their well deserved awards!
Congratulations also goes out to Dr. John Kani, who narrates the film. He was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement award for performance on stage and in film.
We thought we would share just a few of the fantastic press reviews we have had this last week:
"The new South African film, White Lion, made R273 503 in its opening weekend (19 to 21 February) on the local box office, making it number 2 in Ster-Kinekor's Top 8 and number 10 in the Combined Ster-Kinekor, UIP and Nu Metro Top 10." -Screen Africa
"If you liked...Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion King...then this is your kind of movie." -The Star Newspaper
" Finally we have an excellent local film that treats Africa and it's animals with respect, telling their stories in an accessible, gripping way without turning it into a nature doccie." -You, Huisgenoot and Drum Magazines.
" The one film every South African needs to see, because beyond this story about a wandering lion, are lessons of preserving endangered species." -Pretoria News Newspaper
"To see an animal film of this quality on the big screen, and a local one at that, is a great privilege. It is strongly recommended for the entire family." -Daily Sun Newspaper
"Go and see this film on the big screen, and be sure to take your family along. Proudly South African has just taken on new meaning." -Chanel 24
› The SAFTAS (South African Film and Television Awards) nominations have been announced and we are very pleased to say that "White Lion" has been nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Music Score and Best Sound Design. The awards ceremony will be held early on in 2010
› White Lion is opening in theaters on October 15th, 2010.