SA's future of film is positive, says award-winning director Akin Omotoso

South Africa's film industry will continue to grow and bring new offerings to consumers with increased support from government.

In an interview with 702's Azania Mosaka, director Akin Omotoso acknowledged the challenges that aspirant film makers face in acquiring funding for their projects. However, he said the Department of Trade and Industry and the NFVF (National Film and Video Foundation) offered funding and training options for filmmakers.

South Africa is one of the countries that has good support for films... If you want to be in the film business, now is a good time.

Akin Omotoso, director

Omotoso's recent film, _Vaya, _offers social commentary through weaving together the lives of 3 passengers commuting to Johannesburg.

The new film will be screening as part of the Joburg Film Festival and will be in cinemas next year.

Listen to the interview below:

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Akin Omotoso, director
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