In partnership with MultiChoice Group, the Joburg Film Festival has announced the return of the festival in early 2023.
According to organisers, the festival was created to celebrate African stories and also showcases and rewards local and international excellence in film.
Now in its fifth year, the Joburg Film Festival is set to showcase some of the finest films from countries across the globe.
In addition to screening over 60 films, including a range of African premieres, the festival will include a dynamic range of audience and industry initiatives, like:
The Film Programme
The Industry Programme
Youth and Audience Development Programme
The Film Society
JBX Content Market
According to organisers, the Youth and Audience Development Programme focuses mainly on providing young filmmakers with opportunities through training, skills transfer, and networking with industry leaders during the programme.
Tim Mangwedi, Joburg Film Festival executive director, said, “After two years of extremely challenging times for the film industry, the Festival is excited to be back with an in-person event with an expanded programme. The 5th edition of the festival will once again attract thousands of visitors to South Africa, with activities that will include screenings and industry events. In addition, the Joburg Film Festival and JBX Market will once again position Joburg as the film capital of South Africa, with the festival celebrating African stories and the talent of our home-grown filmmakers as we showcase their films alongside those of filmmakers from around the world.”
The festival will take place from 31 January 2023 to 5 February 2023, and tickets will go on sale from November 2022.