SA at Cannes Film Festival


There will be approximately 15 SA companies attending this year’s Cannes International Film Festival which opens Wednesday 17 May and closes on 28 May.

Among those attending are Bioscope Pictures (Kenneth Kaplan), Film Afrika Worldwide (David Wicht), DC Studios (Jahmil Quebka), TOM Pictures (Akin Omotoso), Vox Pix (Dan Jawitz), Houthouse Films (Carey Elizabeth), Luna Film (Bridget Pickering), Moonlighting Films (Genevieve Hofmeyr), Do Productions (Brigid Olen) and Videovision Entertainment (Anant Singh).

Members of the NFVF attending Cannes are: Eddie Mbalo ( NFVF CEO), Ryan Hadarian (Head: Production & Development) Glynn O’Leary (NFVF Council Member), Jackie Motsepe (Snr. Manager: Marketing & Public Affairs) Tusi Fukoane (Snr. Manager: Policy & Research) Deliwe Xorile (Coordinator: Markets & Festivals).

There will be three official SA functions – The IDC Dinner (19 May), The South African Function (20 May) and The Minister’s Dinner (21 May).

The National Film and Video Foundation along with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is hosting the SA pavilion at the Festival.

For full details about SA’s presence at the Cannes Film Festival see the May issue of Screen Africa


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