SA Films Overview

The film production landscape in South Africa has grown in leaps and bounds with both local and international co-productions becoming a regular offering on theatrical exhibition. The beginning of 2012 saw an unprecedented phenomenon of the top 4 box office hits being either 100% local productions or films shot in South Africa. This showed a marked increase in consumer confidence and a sure sign that the industry had matured.

The increase in film production, be it local, co-production or service production, has resulted in a much larger pool of qualified and experienced technical crews who contribute to making this industry such a hub of activity.

The NFVF’s continued persistence in ensuring filmmaker’s are trained in script-writing, script-editing and producing continues to yield positive results for the industry.

Additional Resources

To find out more about specific South African films go to the NFVF Film Library or the list of films currently showing. 

Click on the relevant link below

The NFVF Film Library

List of SA films currently showing




Invitation for South African filmmakers to submit films for the Oscars International Feature Film category
Oliver Hermanus’ new film “Moffie” invited to Premiere at Venice International Film Festival
Student Mentor Volunteer Programme At The 40th Durban International Film Festival
Call for submissions: IDFA’s markets
Invitation to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project 2019/20 has been extended