The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), the Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) and the South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) will be at the 3rd Ekurhuleni International Film Festival (EIFF) taking place from today, 20 June until 23 June at the Springs Theatre.
Broadcasters, including the SABC, e.tv and M-Net will all have a presence and do sessions regarding the licensing of TV content, and the commissioning of TV content.
The Ekurhuleni Film Festival is focused on empowering local filmmakers in South Africa by providing them with film-making skills and creating networking opportunities with local and international broadcasters.
"The film industry is part of the development of creative industries," says Themba Gabede, Ekurhuleni spokesperson.
Several screenings and workshop sessions will be taking place, with a selection of films that will also be screened. The award ceremony is on 23 June at 18:00.
The 3rd EIFF schedule is as follows:
20 June: Film screenings from 10:00 to 21:00.
21 June: Film and TV business workshop from 10:00 to 11:00.
21 June: Scriptwriting workshop (WGSA) from 13:00 to 14:00.
21 June: Licensing workshop (e.tv) from 14:00 to 15:00.
21 June: GFC (Gauteng Film Commission) funding seminar from 15:00 to 16:00.
21 June: Film screenings from 17:00 to 19:00.
22 June: Film and Publication Board (FPB) film and TV classification master class 10:00 to 11:00.
22 June: Editing workshop (SAGE) from 13:00 to 14:00.
22 June: Content licensing workshop (M-Net) from 14:00 to 15:00.
22 June: TV content commissioning seminar from 15:00 to 16:00. (SABC, e.tv).
22 June: Film screenings from 17:00 to 19:00.