Joburg Film Festival Returns January 2023
The organizers of the Joburg Film Festival, in partnership with the MultiChoice Group, recently announced the return of the Joburg Film Festival, after a two-year break due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will run from January 31, 2023, through February 5, 2023.
In addition to the screening of over 60 films including a range of African premieres, the festival includes a dynamic range of audience and industry initiatives for the traditional four pillars: The Film Program, The Industry Program, Youth and Audience Development Program, and JBX Content Market. The organizers of the Joburg Film Festival announced a fifth pillar for next year’s event, with the launch of The Film Society.
A complimentary newly developed content and new-media industry market, JBX, will debut at the festival next year. The organizers described this as a future-proof market that will connect up-and-coming creators and established entertainment brands with investors, distribution channels, and sponsors. JBX will take place alongside the Joburg Film Festival to build momentum.
As part of its vision, the Joburg Film Festival prioritizes the growth and development of South African and African filmmakers. To that end, a comprehensive development program including The Youth and Audience Development Program focuses largely on providing young filmmakers with opportunities through training, skills transfer, and networking with industry leaders during the festival.
Limited tickets for the festival, which is now in its fifth year would be available for sale from November 2022.