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Joburg Film Festival to screen more than 40 films

10/10/2018

10 October, 2018 - 08:01

The 2018 Joburg Film Festival will be held at venues across Johannesburg from 9-18 November 2018. More than 40 curated releases are set to showcase the best in African and international cinema from over 16 countries; local and international movie stars, directors, producers and other entertainment industry leaders are expected to attend.

The festival is also open to the public with various films to cater for filmgoers of different ages, genders and cultures.

The Joburg Film Festival partnered with the DISCOP film and television market, offering an exciting opportunity for over 2,000 global, local, and continental creatives and business to network.

Screenings will take place at The Zone, Rosebank Cinema Nouveau, and Maponya Mall and many more cinemas. In addition, there will be screenings at various community venues including the iconic Kings in Alexandra. The full schedule will include local and international feature films, documentaries, and animation features, various outreach screenings, exclusive premiere events and private parties.

As part of the departments commitment to deliver on its strategic objective to support market access platforms towards the growth of the local film industry, DISCOP Africa and The Joburg Film Festival are key in not only creating an environment for commercial growth, but celebrating the South African film content and that of the entire African diaspora as a whole. With this continued support into local arts and culture, DAC is pleased to be a part of these platforms again this year says senior manager of cultural development Lindiwe Ndebele-Koka.

The festival also will offer aspiring young filmmakers the opportunity to come together for this showcase of African excellence and further cultivate their hunger to make great films, she added.

As one of the continents leading film industry gatherings this year, the NFVF (National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa) is fully behind the Joburg Film Festival. The festival will host a contingent of international actors, directors, and other key stakeholders further adding to the growth of the industry in the city. We look forward to hosting yet another successful year celebrating African film, says Shadrick Bokaba, acting CEO of the NFVF.

The full festival schedule will be announced on the www.joburgfilmfestival.co.za website soon.

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