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2020 Joburg Film Festival To Focus On Youth Development

The 2020 Joburg Film Festival will take place later this month, with a special focus on the Youth & Audience Development Programme.

Hosted in partnership with the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), the Youth and Audience Development programme is a skill sharing platform that affords young aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to learn from and engage with industry professionals,

This year the well-structured, intense one-day programme will be hosted by industry leaders and film experts tackling the business of online content under the apt 2020 theme “Digital Content”.

The day comprises of a practical workshop by OM Films owner Ofentse Mwase and an intense masterclass by legendary TV Director Tebogo Malope. The programme will conclude with a screening by Karabo Lediga’s latest work WHAT DID YOU DREAM. The programme will encompass 120 youth from across the province gathered at one central location. The workshop will also be recorded and available on the Joburg Film Festival website.

Gauteng based aspirant filmmakers aged between 18 and 30 years (with a matric or an alternative equivalent as a minimum participating criterion) can book for the workshop. The first twenty qualifying youth from each of the 5 of Gauteng’s regions (Ekurhuleni, Mogale City, Sedibeng, Tshwane and City of Joburg) will be invited to attend the workshop at  Joburg Theatre.

These participants will received a compiled practical user-friendly take-home booklet of the topics covered during the workshop.  Transported and meals will be provided for each participant.

Participants keen be participate in the Youth Programme can contact the festival team either via Whatsapp on 067 770 1574 or alternatively email info@joburgfilmfestival.co.za.

The curated Joburg Film Festival will host a limited film programme this year, featuring three brilliant local and international films, giving the public a chance to attend the screenings at both Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank or the Bioscope in Maboneng.

Limited tickets are available onsite for R70 or alternatively online at https://www.sterkinekor.com)  and https://www.thebioscope.co.za respectively.

JOHANNESBURG FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

CINEMA NOUVEAU: ROSEBANK

FRIDAY, 27th November
17:00 BEYOND MOVING

SATURDAY, 28th November
15:00 THERE’S POWER IN THE COLLAR
17:00 BEYOND MOVING
19:00 THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION

SUNDAY, 29th November
15:00 BEYOND MOVING
17:00 THERE’S POWER IN THE COLLAR + PANEL DISCUSSION
17:00 THERE’S POWER IN THE COLLAR

CINEMA NOUVEAU: ROSEBANK

FRIDAY, 27th November
17:00 THERE’S POWER IN THE COLLAR

SUNDAY 29th November
15:00 THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION

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