Two KZN Filmmakers shine South Africa and the KwaZulu Natal Flag

Two KZN Filmmakers shine South Africa and the KwaZulu Natal Flag at the Africa International Film Festival  (AFRIFF)

The KZN Film Commission is proud to announce that two KZN producers have been supported to attend the 11th Edition of the  Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The festival took place from the 6th of November, opening with the highly publicised premiere of the internationally acclaimed film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and will take place until the 12th of November.

After distributing a Call in October for Filmmakers to attend the AFRIFF, which was followed by evaluation of the applications received, the KZN Film Commission funded Ms. Sibongile Nene, who will be seeking opportunities for her documentary film Iyeza Medicine Biopiracy. The film was also submitted to screen at the festival, and is in competition in the Documentary Section of the festival. The awards will take place on the 12th November.

Another filmmaker funded is Mr. Asivhanzhi Mathaba, whose project, Aluta was presented at AFRIFF in 2021. The filmmaker is attending the festival with the aim of, amongst others, finalising the discussions that took place in 2021 and planning for a possible co-production with a Nigeria producer.

“The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, with its mandate to position KwaZulu Natal as a preferred film destination, is thrilled to have these two amazing filmmakers representing KZN Film. We have seen their previous work, and are confident that they will represent our industry well, furthermore, ensure that they achieve their objectives of attending the festival. Additionally, we continue to support the festival as one of our strategic partners in the development of local and African content, particularly with focus on co-productions. So far we have experienced two co-productions; Comatose and Inhlawulo with Nigeria and look forward to more projects stemming from the solid relationships built,” says Ms. Jackie Motsepe, Acting CEO and the COO of KZN Film Commission. 

AFRIFF is a world class showcase with participation from local and international filmmakers.  The festival is attended by over 2000 delegates and supported by local and international filmmakers, actors, directors, film critics, buyers, distributors, visual artists, film students, equipment manufacturers, and international press. AFRIFF aims to re-establish Africa’s significance as the last frontier for unique film stories and content development.

The festival was graced by internationally acclaimed cast from Black Panther, award-winning Lupita Nyongo, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Ryan Kyle Coogler who also co-wrote and directed the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

For more information on AFRIFF and screenings visit:  www.afriff.com

For more information on KwaZulu Natal Film Commission visit: www.kznfilm.co.za

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About the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity, under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 (Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and growing the KwaZulu-Natal film industry.

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NaomiM@kznfilm.co.za

Download Documents:
BIOPIRACY POSTER.PDF

Aluta Pitch Poster 041122.PDF

101122 Two KZN Filmmakers shine the KwaZulu Natal Flag at the Africa International Film Festival AFRIFF.PDF

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