The city comes alive as Joburg Film Festival kicks off this weekend

The inaugural Joburg Film Festival kicks off on Friday 28th October with screenings from a selection of top local and international films.

In addition to the screenings, the programme includes exclusive premier events, parties and workshops running until Saturday 5th of November.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to award winning film director and screenwriter, Zola Maseko, who adapted Zakes Mda's _The Whale Caller _into a film that will also be screened at the premier event. The film has taken 8 years to be completed.

A lot of my films take years and years to develop. I get the title, I produce and I direct all my films.

Zola Maseko, film director and screenwriter

Maseko said that his works are a labour of love and he counts himself as one of the privileged people who get to live their dream.

The Whale Caller and other films will be screened at these cinemas:

  • The Zone (Rosebank)
  • Cinema Nouveau, The Mall of Rosebank (Rosebank)
  • Maponya Mall (Soweto)
  • Newtown Junction (Joburg CBD)
  • Cine Centre, Killarney Mall (Killarney)
  • The Bioscope, Maboneng Precinct (Maboneng)

Visit www.joburgfilmfestival.co.za for a the schedule and the full line-up.

Listen to the interview below:

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