AFDA is proud to announce that the 2021 honours graduation films, ‘Ihsaan’ and ‘Where is Mr Adams?’ from AFDA Cape Town and ‘Tart’ from AFDA Johannesburg have been selected to screen at the Joburg Film Festival 2023.
The festival is set to showcase some of the finest films from over 35 countries across the globe, including 20 African premieres and 27 South African premieres. The festival will run from Tuesday, 31st January 2023 to Sunday, 5th February 2023 at various locations across the city, with the AFDA films showcasing at The Bioscope on 2 February at 5pm.
The festival line-up includes films from South Africa, Tunisia, Brazil, Seoul, Brazil, USA, Japan, Morocco and more, with a mix of feature films, short films and documentaries showcasing stories that cross cultural boundaries.
The festival will also play host to a number of stars, producers and directors, who will participate in Q&A sessions after select screenings across the programme, with daily red carpet premieres giving fans the opportunity to meet the stars themselves.
The Joburg Film Fest will also include a selection of films from the the Africa Film Heritage Project, a partnership between the Federation of of Pan African Filmmakers (FEPACI), Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project along with its affiliate archive, the Cineteca di Bologna, and UNESCO. The aim of the project has been to restore and preserve 50 African films with historical, cultural and artistic significance.
Joburg Film Festival Executive Director Timothy Mangwedi had this to say on the announcement of the confirmed festival line-up, “The Joburg Film Festival offers a multicultural international standard cinema experience for film lovers young and old, right in the heart of Joburg. Not only does the festival showcase thought-provoking and debate-stoking films from around the world, but also brings back the nostalgic storytelling from yesteryear via this selection of films being screen. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration.”
Affirming MultiChoice’s on-going support of the Joburg Film Festival, Collen Dlamini Group Executive Corporate Affairs stated “We pride ourselves in propelling the art of storytelling to our audiences. Not only do we showcase the best of local and international films on our platforms, but we also get behind programmes and initiatives like the Joburg Film Festival to further support the dissemination of quality content, further feeding our audience’s love for film and television”.