Celebrating excellence in film at the Joburg Film Festival

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Enable Media with support from DISCOP has announced the 2nd annual Joburg Film Festival taking place from 9 to 18 November 2018. With over 40 curated releases showcasing the best in African and international cinema from over 16 countries at various venues around the metropolis; local and international movie stars, directors, producers and other entertainment industry leaders will come together to celebrate film.

Taking place from Friday, 9 November to Sunday, 18 November 2018, venues across Johannesburg will be screening a variety of top South African, African and international movies. The festival is open to the public and will be showcasing various films to cater for film goers of different ages, genders and cultures.

The Joburg Film Festival partners with the internationally renowned DISCOP Film and Television market, running concurrently to the Joburg Film Festival, offering an exciting opportunity for over 2 000 plus global, local and continental creatives and business to network.

Screenings will take place at Rosebank Cinema Nouveau and Maponya Mall as well as other cinemas still to be announced. 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 department’s 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, the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to be a part of these platforms again this year,” says senior manager of Cultural Development, Lindiwe Ndebele-Koka, who added that “the festival will also offer aspiring young filmmakers the opportunity to come together for this showcase of African excellence and further cultivate their hunger to make great films.”

“As one of the continent’s leading film industry gatherings this year, the NFVF 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 the acting CEO of the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF).

The Joburg Film Festival is made possible with the support of key sponsors and partners the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Film & Video Foundation. Industry supporters include the Gauteng Tourism Authority, Gauteng Film Commission, the National Broadcast Institute, Gallery MOMO, and DISCOP Africa.

Keep up with all the action on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on @JoburgFilmFest #JOBURGFILMFEST.

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