South Africa has one of the oldest film industries in the world and has produced an array of awards-winning films, TV series, documentaries, and commercials.
- The South African Film industry is growing at a competitive rate, producing a long list of award-winning films, TV series, documentaries and commercials including Yesterday, Tsotsi, UCarmen Ekhayelitsha, Hotel Rwanda, Catch a Fire, Lord of War, Blood Diamond, District 9 and Invictus.
- Co-production treaties enhance South African collaboration with international production houses, exposing the local industry to global skills and standards.
- The country’s creative crews have globally competitive talents and expertise.
- Visual effects specialists and animators are fast gaining recognition, adding to the greater value of local expertise; The industry received a welcome boost with the establishment of a R500-million state-of-the-art film studio on just under 200ha of land in Cape Town enabling films to be made at significantly reduced rates