In Focus

Garden Route International Film Festival

Watch Wesgro’s Film Readiness Webinar which discusses initiatives to make South Africa’s regions more film-friendly. Industry experts will be sharing their knowledge and insights to maximize the economic benefit of film and media productions taking place in their region.

Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie dood nie, Kanarie) neem die klassieke teaterstuk, The Seagull, deur Anton Tsjechof, en verplaas dit na Suid-Afrika in die 1990’s, bykans 100 jaar nadat dit geskryf is.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Series of webinars discussing Youth in Film hosted by The NFVF, Gauteng Film Commission and the Film & Publication Board, in celebration of Youth Month 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hommage is a tribute to Lefteris Vogiatzis and his theatrical world. The director and lead actor discuss the importance of the theme of creativity throughout the film and some of the challenges experienced.

Michael Matthews, the director and Sean Drummond the writer, speak about the story behind Five Fingers, a Western genre, and the development of the script. The 'inner world' of the story, the poetry of the languages and how it was translated onto the big screen.

The talented cast of Five Fingers speak about the challenges and rewards of working on the film and the decision to use many local unknown actors discovered in the small town where the film was filmed, Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Arsen Anton Ostojic (producer and director) and Filip Mayer (lead actor) discuss the challenges and accomplishments of making a self funded feature film outside of 'the system' and the bravery of casting young actors whose passion for the project shines through in the film and outweigh any inexperience.

Francesco De Augustinis, the writer and director of Deforestation in Italy talks about the environmental reasons for making the film, the importance of addressing the destruction of the Amazon rainforests in South America and how we have the power as individuals to contribute to real change.

Hear director Matt Orefice talk about some of the crazy behind the scenes of Bad Men From a Melting Moon, one of the experimental, slightly wacky movies hosted by GRIFF. In particular Matt discusses one scene performed by one of the characters with antlers on her head!

Nicola Hanekom, talks about her debut South African film, Cut Out Girls and her role as writer and director. Nicola discusses the process of translating the story from a stage play to feature film script, the challenges of financing a film in the South African market and the journey of the film from initial idea to full cinematic release and distribution.