The third annual Jozi Film Festival will be taking place between the 21st-23rd of February.
This event will showcase a range of South African and international films and documentaries exhibiting emerging talent and established filmmakers. The movies that will be featured during the three film-filled days will cover an assortment of genres and topics from South Africa’s short fiction section to films made with mobile phones. This will also the first year that the festival is airing both international and local films together.
One film that stands out is the Fasted Film ever made called ‘Shotgun Garfunkel’ which is directed by Johnny Barbuzano. This film was conceptualised, filmed and edited over a period of 10 days and 10 and a half hours. This short period means South Africa is the current record holder for the fastest film ever made in the world.
This year the Jozi Film Festival will also be hosting a full day of Film Masterclasses at the Goethe-institut on Main on the 22nd of February from 10:00am – 18:00pm. These classes will cover script writing, cinematography, post-production and more.
The Bioscope Independent Cinema will be hosting the opening night, premiering a South African film iNumber Number.
Films will also be on at Killarney Cinecentre and at the Rand Club on the 23rd. During this time, Cape Town is also hosting the Design Indaba FilmFest over a period of 10 days from the 21st of February to the 2rd of March. Both festivals will be creating an awareness of local and international independent films and documentaries.