Women Of the Sun (WoS) Film Festival
2–9 Sep 2011
Women of the Sun, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute, the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), are putting African women filmmakers on the map with the launch of a seven day film festival to celebrate African Women Filmmakers, in Johannesburg (2nd – 9th September). The Women Of the Sun Film Festival (WoS Film Festival) will be the First African Women Film Festival to take place in South Africa, featuring 25 films by 23 talented women filmmakers from 15 African Countries with 15 of the filmmakers present at the screenings.
Festival venue & dates
The festival is taking place 2nd - 9th September at The Bioscope Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg (For Directions) (Opening night on 2nd September per invite only)
Tickets can be purchased at the door
Ticket Price: R24
Festival Pass to watch all festival screenings is available at a discount price of R 250
The Women of the Sun Film Festival is running alongside the African Women Filmmakers' Forum the 2nd - 3rd September. Hosted by the Goethe Institut, the forum gathers a delegation of 25 women filmmakers of all levels of experience from sub-Saharan Africa, the USA and Germany to network with and gain inspiration from colleagues.
The Forum is a platform for Africa women filmmakers to assess the situation and develop strategies to strengthen their presence in the industry. It’s all about creating inspiration and supporting women in the industry to make more films, and once films are made, getting work widely distributed to audiences. Invited participants include world-renowned women filmmakers and festival programmers, distributors and local and international directors, producers and academics.
On the 4th September the forum will be open for the public under the name To Screen and To Be Seen - Female Perspectives on Filmmaking in Africa.
Time: 4th September 10am - 1pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
P.O. BOX 2608
Tel/fax: +27 11 487 3036
Cell: +27 72 143 1825