In association with Gauteng Department of Education and the Department of Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation the Gauteng Film Commission, will be celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of the Youth uprising through showcasing local content whilst also running workshops concurrently. For the duration of the event we will host 8 film training institutions who will utilize the platform to showcase services they render to the film & TV industry.

 BACKGROUND

 June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June, which is also known as Youth Day. Youth Month pays tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto. 2018 marks 4th Annual youth expo and the 41st anniversary of the Soweto uprisings. The Soweto uprising ended tragically, with hundreds of young people brutally killed. This tragedy became a rallying point that inspired a nation and its people to rise up against the brutal apartheid system.

The focus on film seeks to inspire and support aspirant filmmakers to create real change in their communities through film production and guidance to access funding for both production and bursaries. To increase high school learners’ entry in the film industry, the project will conduct careers in film and TV workshops for youth out of school, unemployed youth and high school learners. The concept of Audience Development has become more broadly defined during the past decade, and some of the main considerations are audience retention, new audiences, cultural diversity, social and rural inclusion. With the usage of non-traditional viewing spaces, the project will conduct audience development screenings at Black Eagle Hall.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To pioneer a generation of filmmakers, literature and films that will form the foundation of South African film development and production.
  • To pave the way for the telling of authentic, unadulterated South African stories in the film medium.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 This initiative seeks to use of the audiovisual medium as an effective communication tool providing opportunities for audiences to consume local content. The projects will offer emerging filmmakers and learners the fundamentals of filmmaking and guidance of getting started in the industry. Various institutions are invited to offer “film as career workshops”, bursaries and information dissemination session though out the duration of the expo, to those who wish to pursue a career in filmmaking.

 Exhibiting Film Institutions and agencies:

  1. Gauteng Film Commission
  2. Film and Publication board
  3. National Film and Video Foundation
  4. Actors spaces
  5. City varsity
  6. Nelson Mandela Children’s Festival

 PROGRAMMES:

Theatre production:

DATES

VENUE

PRODUCTION

09 June 2018

Black Eagle Cinema A

Director Jerry Mofokeng

12 June 2018

Black Eagle Cinema A

Director Jerry Mofokeng

15 June 2018

Black Eagle Cinema A

Director Jerry Mofokeng

Workshops:

A series of workshops will be hosted and facilitated by leading industry experts who will provide candidates/learners opportunities to acquire knowledge and professional skills so that they can understand the audio-visual industry. The workshops will be held from the 9 - 15 June 2018:   

DATE

TOPIC

INSTITUTION

10 June 2018

·         Acting  

·         Make-up

·         Actor Spaces

·         House of Queen

11 June 2018

·         Acting

·         Animation  

·         Actor spaces

·         Animation SA

13 June 2018

·         Acting

·         Classification

·         Actor Spaces

·         Film and Publication board

14 June 2018

·         Film training courses

·         Film Slates

·         City Varsity and Damelin

·         National Film and Video Foundation

15 June 2018

·         SWIFT workshop

·         Permits and locations

·         SWIFT

·         Gauteng Film Commission

16 June 2018

·         TBC

·         Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival

17 June 2018

·         TBC

·         Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival

Films to be screened

The following film will be screened from the 10 – 18 June 2017:

  • The Womb Dance - by Ratsheko Nthite
  • The wound/Inxeba - by John Trengove (TBC)
  • The people vs patriarchy - by Lebogang Rasethaba
  • Beyond the river - by Craig Freimond
  • Five fingers of Marseilles - by Michael Matthews
  • Parole Camp - by Maanda Ntsendeni
  • The man behind the glasses - by Zama Qampi
  • Solomon Mahlangu             - by Zama Qampi
  • Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela - by Sollywood
  • Winnie - Pascale Lache (TBC)

 

DATES

FILMS

9 June 2018

·         The Womb Dance                  - by Ratsheko Nthite

·         The wound/Inxeba                 - by John Trengove

·         Winnie                                   - Pascale Lache (TBC)

10 June 2018

·         Five fingers of Marseilles        - by Michael Matthews

·         Parole Camp                           - by Maanda Ntsendeni

11 June 2018

·         Beyond the river                     - by Craig Freimond

·         Five fingers of Marseilles        - by Michael Matthews

12 June 2018

·         Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela   - by Sollywood

·         Beyond the river                     - by Craig Freimond

13 June 2018

·         The man behind the glasses   - by Zama Qampi

·         Solomon Mahlangu                 - by Zama Qampi

14 June 2018

·         The people vs patriarchy        - by  Lebogang Rasethaba

·         Winnie                                   - Pascale Lache (TBC)

15 June 2018

·         The people vs patriarchy        - by  Lebogang Rasethaba

·         The Womb Dance                  - by Ratsheko Nthite