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:

What Tell Me Sweet Something did was it allowed for this debate to open up: how do we treat our content, especially when it's doing well?

Akin Omotoso, director

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
A bookstore with a truly African flavour (...and it began as a book club)

A bookstore with a truly African flavour (...and it began as a book club)

Fortescue Helepi says when he and friends couldn't get books they wanted to read, they decided to open their own bookstore.

Selling your car? Find out what it's worth!

Selling your car? Find out what it's worth!

Car expert Jacob Moshokoa helps you know how to do a car valuation if you are looking to sell.

'Children who experience violence are likely to have aggressive behavior'

'Children who experience violence are likely to have aggressive behavior'

Professor Shanaaz Mathews talks about SA 'birth to twenty plus' study revealing shocking stats of violence involving children.

How we should approach a national strategic plan against gender-based violence

How we should approach a national strategic plan against gender-based violence

Azania spoke to technical assistant to the higher education programme, Lisa Vetten on some of the attempts made to address GBV.

[WATCH] Belinda Davids returns to SA for Whitney Houston tribute show

[WATCH] Belinda Davids returns to SA for Whitney Houston tribute show

The singer joined Azania for this week's #702Unplugged segment to perform and talk about her musical journey.

MTN Walk the Talk: Congrats to Chrissie Smit who wins a Huawei Mate P10 Pro!

MTN Walk the Talk: Congrats to Chrissie Smit who wins a Huawei Mate P10 Pro!

Azania Mosaka surprises a winner of the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 competition with a wonderful new phone.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Favourites to feed your soul on Sunday.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Commission says investigation into food and agro processing companies is important because of high levels of inequality in SA.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

WIN! WIN! WIN! 3 MTN Biz Quiz questions could bag you R2000

WIN! WIN! WIN! 3 MTN Biz Quiz questions could bag you R2000

Broke, but clever? Enter the MTN Biz Quiz (it'll take less than 30 seconds of your time) - you could win R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.