Film fans can look forward to the Joburg Film Festival which kicks off this week.
The platform will once again give fans a chance to see a curated mix of the finest films and documentaries from across Africa and around the world, between 19 and 24 November – including a one-off screening of South Africa’s 2020 Academy Award contender, Knuckle City.
The six day celebration of African and International film runs at six venues across Johannesburg, with a hub in Sandton (Auto & General Theatre on the Square, a free outdoor area at Nelson Mandela Square and at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City). The other venues are Cinema Nouveau Rosebank; The Bioscope in Maboneng and Kings Theatre in Alexandra, which offers free screenings.
The festival opens with the South African premiere of locally-produced horror film, 8, at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on 19 November. Twice-daily premieres at the same venue will add extra red carpet glamour and select screenings will be capped with Q&A sessions with the film’s stars, producers and directors. The films in competition at the Joburg Film Festival include Papicha (Algeria); Rocks (UK); Letters of Hope (SA); Redemption (Mozambique); Bombay Rose (India); Flatland (SA); Farming (UK); Indigo (Morocco); Our Lady of the Nile (France) and Yardie (UK).
Here are films that will be showcased at the festival:
For a full list of the 60 films which make up the Joburg Film Festival – and to book tickets – visit www.joburgfilmfestival.co.za.