The 2019 Joburg Film Festival opened at Sandton's Nelson Mandela Square last night 19 November 2019. The festival opened with the South African premiere of local horror film, 8, starring Tshamano Sebe, Inge Beckmann, Garth Breytenbach & Chris April.
Advertising billboards across Johannesburg have been hit by an unknown graffiti vandal. Billboards in Fourways, Bryanston, Midrand, Rosebank, Hyde Park and at the Sandton Police Station have all been vandalised with the words 'ha ha ha' in red capital letters.
It's unclear who the vandal is, but it'll be interesting to see who this Joker is.
*Update*: Well, it turns out the graffiti vandal was in fact Ster-Kinekor. It forms part of the cinema chain's campaign for the Joker film....
The eighth Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Conference will be held at the Nedbank Auditorium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 2 November 2019. The conference is professional and amateur photographers as well as nature enthusiasts.
The day includes a packed programme of 12 sessions, with speakers from six countries, lunch, refreshments and finishes with a wine reception. German photographer Michael Poliza will be delivering this year's keynote - titled, 'Eyes over Africa - how my life changed through photography'....
Photographer Barry Salzman's new exhibition - titled The Other Side of Christmas - will show at the Deepest Darkest Gallery in Cape Town from 7 November to 28 December 2019. The opening will form part of First Thursdays on 7 November.
The second edition of the SA Indie Film Fest took place in Johannesburg on 18 May at The Bioscope and on the 26 May 2019 at The Labia Theatre in Cape Town. SAIFF showcased talented, short-form indie filmmakers, both local and international.
The Labia, Cape Town's oldest independent cinema, celebrated its 70th anniversary with the first international screening of Rocketman, just three days after the film on the life and times of Elton John, was launched at the Cannes Film Festival in France.