Love a good movie, but tired of the same old Hollywood films? Anyone sat through San Andreas recently? Happily, South Africa has a variety of local and international film festivals every year, showing anything from the good old classics to cutting edge documentaries across a huge range of topics. Many of these take place at beautiful screening venues across the country. Look out for these 19 great film festivals and interesting screening locations around South Africa.
Out In Africa South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Annual Events Cape Town | Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
The Wound is a compelling and taboo-breaking South African feature taking the international festival circuit by storm. Leading a new wave of African cinema, it is equal parts coming-of-age story, love drama, and intense psychological thriller told from a uniquely African perspective. A bold and unflinching new voice on the international stage. The Wound is the recipient of some 14 festival awards. This work of art is simply stunning in content, in direction, in acting, and in heartfelt simplicity of message. This is a great one!
These will all take place between July and November Screenings are free of charge. Sunday 2 September 7.
On offer at this gay film festival in Cape Town and Johannesburg will be a broad variety of gay and lesbian movies, ranging from comedy to documentary, feature films and shorts, with both local and international titles. Through the various topical films, a number of panel discussions and of course the special guests that will be present, the festival promises to be a unique and interactive experience. The film reveals the life of the gay man who mentored Reverend Martin Luther King. Every week something you don't want to miss. Weather in Cape Town.