THE SECOND ANNUAL JOZI FILM FESTIVAL
February 15-17, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
Feedback from the 2013 Jozi Film Festival
"Thank you so much to Jozi Film Festival for the amazing job you did in raising the profile on Fanie! We are all so grateful for the audience award and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wishing you much luck and hoping that the festival continues on for many years and goes from strength to strength. I've been to many festivals all over the world for more years than I care to remember and the Jozi Film Fest has a truly unique and special vibe."
Janine Eser, writer and producer, Fanie Fourie's Lobola
"I would like to tell you again how much it means to me to have this film (Orania) so well-presented and well-received in South Africa! Thanks so much! I have fond memories."
Tobias Lindner, Director, Orania
"...as the second edition draws to a close, the festival feels fully established as the city's premiere film event. Judging from the quality of the films in the programme, long may it last...to its credit, there is no glitz and glamour attempted; more an enthusiastic and addictive buzz around the festival; a down to earth, gritty feel, much like the city itself. This is a festival for people who not only love film, but love South African film."
Mike Boyd, Associate Editor, Take One
"It's such a privilege to be part of the JFF. I've found that it's not about winning, or even networking, it's about participating. Thanks to you and the team for giving Jozi Filmmakers a voice."
Justin Sandmann, Director, Winner of Vodacom Mobile Phone Film Competition
"Huge congrats to you all on such an amazing initiative and such a great festival. Congrats to you all for starting something amazing and for making it all happen in Jozi! "
Tara Turkington, CEO, Flow Communications
"Thank you very much for a superb festival. I hope that the Jozi Film Festival grows into one of the greats!"
Henk Pretorius, Director, Fanie Fourie's Lobola
ABOUT THE JOZI FILM FESTIVAL
Now the first festival on the yearly South African film festival calendar, the Jozi Film Festival is a new annual event that showcases the latest films made by Johannesburg and Gauteng film-makers as well as provides a space for film-makers, local or international, to tell stories about Jozi and her inhabitants.
With no intention of becoming the Cannes of Southern Africa, the Jozi Film Festival rather aims to reflect the energetic and creative vibe of the city and the continent and wants to encourage Jo'burgers to see their city as a fantastic place to meet new people, experience something uniquely Jozi, and leave with a sense that we live in an incredible metropolis where there's truly never a dull moment.
What makes the Jozi Film Festival different from the rest is a drive to make the films accessible to a wide audience and to attract those who don't traditionally attend film festivals; an attempt to engage and inspire the ordinary people who make Jo'burg tick.
We hope to grow the satellite festival in 2013 and reach many more Gautengers across the province as time goes on. In keeping with this idea, admission is a very low R20, and some screenings will be free.
The Jozi Film Festival will also provide opportunities for new-comers and industry professionals to network. The festival will also offer provocative Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in attendance; workshops and seminars. Wrapping up the festival will be JFF's exciting Award Ceremony on February 17, 2013.
Competition categories include: Best Feature Film, Best Feature Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Fiction Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film, and an Audience Choice Award.