SA has under its belt shot world class movies such as Invictus, 10 000 BC, Safe House, and Chronicle. It also houses Holylwood Studios which resulted in mentioned films been shot.
The 2012 AFCI has been aligned with the Los Angeles Film Festival which attracts over 90000 visitors, with almost half of those being film industry professionals.
SA, makes its tenth appearance at the AFCI, were more than 300 commissions from 30 countries, will be presented.
“The AFCI locations expo presents us with another great opportunity to showcase what South Africa has to offer to the international film industry. The important aspect about AFCI is that it focuses primarily on film locations which gives commissions a unique opportunity to market and grow the international profile of their regions,” says NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi.
The South African pavilion will be hosted by the NFVF in partnership with Cape Film Commission, Durban Film Office and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, and will host a presentation event prior to the main events on 14 at the Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The country will also have presentation slots on topics comprising Partnering for the Future, Co-productions and Co-Financing with BRICS Nations.
“The BRICS summit is an international relations event where representatives from the BRICS Nations explore how the fast-growing film and TV economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are critical to the constant development of the entertainment industry.
It is therefore imperative for the country to be represented by its national film body as we continue to expand our media industries,” commented Mkosi.
With a huge presence of South African’s at the fest, we would like to see more international status films and movies being shot in SA, and nothing else.