South Africa and Nigeria Come Together to Explore Film Making Horizons

From 10 to 14 March 2015, KZNFC will be hosting a group of Nigerian film industry experts who will be connecting with local film makers to explore future opportunities in film making and production.

Over the first three days, we will be hosting a dedicated conference at the Elangeni Hotel, with a host of KZN film makers invited to join the discussions. We are very excited about this upcoming event, and look forward to possible co-productions and collaborations that may arise from this inspiring meeting of two notable African film destinations.

The growth of Nigeria’s film industry has prompted its nickname of Nollywood, showing that it is indeed a worthy competitor to India’s Bollywood and the west’s Hollywood. With a large volume of films produced each year, and an abundance of jobs created through the industry, Nigeria is the third largest film industry in the world.

South Africa has an industry that continues to grow, thanks to the support by government incentives as well as strong and established productions within the television industry. Both film and television continue to provide high quality content that has an excellent production value.

The vast potential for mutually beneficial opportunities among production companies, industry leaders and independent film makers in South Africa and Nigeria is without a doubt worthy of a fact-finding mission. Over the course of the conference, these opportunities will be discussed, ensuring a chance to further cement the role of Africa in the global film industry.

Film Production Conference Details

The proposed programme of the visit will be as follows:

  • Day 1 and 2: Film Industry Workshops and Presentations. Presentation areas will include film finance, production and co-production, distribution, classification, acting and performance in film, location scouting in the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a well as presentations from Durban International Film Festival and the African International Film Festival of Nigeria.
  • Day 3: Co-Production Forums. One-on-one meetings will be held to discuss production ideas and collaborations, along with project ideas that can be carried across to major film festivals in Africa.
  • Day 4 and 5: Location Tour. A location tour of the province will be conducted for the Nigerian delegation, in partnership with Durban Tourism.

We will be keeping you up to date on the conference events as they unfold –be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay abreast of this exciting film production union.

We would like to thank our partners for their support.

Trade and Investment KZN


Bat Centre


Durban Tourism

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