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

Additional Resources

Click on the links below to see the national festivals we support and roadshows we participate in. We also have videos from our In Conversation With series that happens during films festivals.

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Co-production treaties and guidelines

Film and television production incentives

Find a Crew (database search)

Industry organisations