The second annual Joburg Film Festival will be taking place from 9–18 November 2018. With over 40 curated releases showcasing the best in African and international cinema from over 16 countries, local and international movie stars, directors, producers and other entertainment industry leaders will come together to celebrate film. 

During the festival, venues across Joburg will be screening a huge variety of top South African, African, and international movies. The festival is open to the public, with various films catering for audiences of different ages, genders and, cultures.

Screenings will take place at The Zone, Rosebank Cinema Nouveau, Maponya Mall and many other cinemas. Additionally, 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 African diaspora as a whole. With this continued support into local arts and culture, DAC [Department of Arts and Culture] is pleased to be a part of these platforms again this year,” says Lindiwe Ndebele-Koka, senior manager of Cultural Development. “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,” adds Ndebele-Koka.

“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 Shadrack Bokaba, the acting CEO of the NFVF.


The full festival schedule will be announced on soon.

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

For more info about the Joburg Film Festival follow their social media handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @JoburgFilmFest and keep an eye out for the #JOBURGFILMFEST.