In 2018 I travelled to South Africa to connect with the people making the SA film exhibition scene happen.
Thanks to a grant from the British Council’s Art Connects Us programme, I wanted to ask film exhibitors in South Africa how they are developing their craft through training, professional development and networks.
I talked to 6 cinema managers, 5 independent curators, 6 film school lecturers and 2 film school students, 4 filmmakers, 6 festival directors, 4 regional film commissions, a pair of PR pros, and 2 distributors. I also spoke to at least a dozen Uber drivers, who give me an insight into how ‘the man on the street’ experiences South African cinema culture.
- Black Filmmakers’ Film Festival
- Big World Cinema
- Encounters Documentary Film Festival in 1998.
- Cape Town Film Mart & Festival
- Cape Town Film Commission
- Bertha Movie House, Khayelitsha
- Cape Town International Animation Festival
- Film schools at AFDA, SAE Institute and the University of Cape Town
- Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema
- Labia Theatre
- Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art
- Durban Film Commission
- KZN Film Commission
- Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
- Durban University of Technology
- Bioscope Cinema
- National Arts Festival
- Film schools at WITS University and Johannesburg University
- Indigenous Film Distribution
- Nirox Sculpture Park
- First Wednesdays Film Club