In celebration of Africa month this May, SABC Africa, in conjunction with Nu Metro Cinemas will host the first African Film Festival at Balfour Park and Montecasino Nu Metro cinemas, from 25 May to 1 June.
The festival coincides with the Africa premiere of the Nigerian film, The Amazing Grace, which will be screened at Nu Metro Montecasino.
Both SABC Africa and Nu Metro are eager to demonstrate their support for the African film industry and this event will be the first of an annual and ever growing festival. The festival will provide an amazing opportunity for both the partners and various other sponsors to demonstrate their support for film on the continent, which Gugu Sibeko, marketing manager of SABC Africa states is long due. The channel has already scheduled to screen one of the films, Scent of an Oak for Africa Day, 25 May.
Up and coming African directors from South Africa and further affield will attend the festival, including Nigeria’s Jeta Amata along with the UK star of the film, Nick Moran. Kenya’s Michael Wanguhu will also be present.
The six films to be screened are:
- The Amazing Grace: Jeta Amata, Nigeria
- 34 South: Maganthrie Pillay, South Africa
- The Hero: ZéZé Gamboa, Angola
- Hip Hop Colony: Michael Wanguhu, Kenya
- Scent of Oak: Rigoberto López, Cuba
- i MIKE what i LIKE: Jyoti, Mistry, South Africa