The National Film and Video Foundation will host the Solomon Plaatje Film Festival in Kimberlely, Northern Cape Province from April 1 to 2. Plaatje was a renowned politician, educator, and community leader.
The two (2) day film festival will consists of workshops and free local film screenings.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will deliver a presentation on Emerging Black Filmmaker’s film production incentives. The presentation will highlight the funding mechanisms available from the DTI and the requirements to access funding from the institution.
The NFVF will also host a series of workshops to explain the types of funding from the agency and also explore the careers available in the film industry.
“Growing Film in The Northern Cape Province should be continuous and at the end of the festival celebrating African Cinema should be a big winner; a big thank you to the NFVF for making this a reality,” says Lesego Mphake- Festival Director.
His film ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ will also form part of the films to be screened during the festival including ‘Inumber Number’ and ‘Four Corners’.
The festival will feature a number of film screenings hosted and facilitated by renowned filmmaker and actor Akin Omotoso.
The fest is in partnership with Traffic Events and Entertainment supported by the Northern Cape Province department of Sports Arts and Culture.
It happens at Mayibuye Cultural Centre, Kimberley.
Only last week the ‘City that Sparkles’ hosted the annual Diamonds & Dorings music fest, this goes to show the province is hard at work to market itself and not be regarded as a sleepy dorpie.
Meanwhile, Naomi Mokhele, NFVF spokesperson says, the film fest provides platform for ambitious film makers to use this opportunity to learn and interact with acclaimed producers on the do’s and dont’s to make it in this cut throat industry.