AFDA Film Fest: a springboard for SA talent


Graduating filmmakers, who will soon enter South Africa’s mainstream film and
television industry, showcase their talent at the 2013 AFDA Annual Film Festival
which takes place on 22 and 23 November at Rosebank Cinema Nouveau in
Johannesburg; on 23 and 24 November at V & A Cinema Nouveau in Cape Town and
23 November at AFDA Campus in Durban.

Garth Holmes, AFDA chairman and co-founder, says: “Students have really put
everything into their projects and I look forward to seeing their work on the big
screen in a formal cinema and with a willing audience.’

Third year, fourth year and master’s graduation films will be screened to a panel of
industry professionals and audience members who will assess if projects are
commercially viable and meet artistic requirements.

Previous student films, which have featured at major events such as the Durban
International Film Festival and the New York City Picture Start Film Festival, include
Kanye Kanye directed by Miklas Manneke, Jean Pant directed by Rowen Smith,
Keeping Up Appearances directed by Thea Small and The Brave Unseen co directed
by Duan Myburgh.

Two Telenova projects, which are entirely developed and produced by students from
the School of Television, will screen on 18 November at 17h00 for 18h00 at the Cape
Town campus.

A live broadcast of the productions will feature on Cape Community TV (Channel 263
on DSTV).

Tickets cost R20 per screening in Cape Town, R25 in Johannesburg and R20 for a
once-off festival entry in Durban.

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Visit to view student films after the festival.


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