Joburg Film Festival Kicks Off Youth & Audience Development Program


The Joburg Film Festival, taking place from January 31 to February 5, 2023, has opened registration for its Youth and Audience Development program.

Aimed at youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who are students or young and aspiring filmmakers from previously disadvantaged communities, the program workshops cover topics such as directing, performance, story and conceptualization, production, editing and animation.

Registration is now open for the program, which will commence with a two-day filmmaking workshop, as well as a two-day acting workshop on October 8 and 9 in Sedibeng, followed by the West Rand on October 22 and 23, Ekurhuleni on November 5 and 6 and Tshwane on November 26 and 27, with the Johannesburg regional session taking place in January 2023.

All registered young filmmakers can also participate in the new Young Voices Short Film Competition, themed “What Inspires You About Your Township?” Three winners will be selected from across the five regions and will receive a range of prizes, with one selected filmmaker receiving a scholarship and other prizes.