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




Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market Student Online Mentorship Programme
The NFVF funding applications to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 have been extended.
NFVF funding application to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 is open.
SAFTAs14 Winners to be announced
Urgent notice to all producers, not just IPO members, awaiting Rebate and EMIA payments from the DTI.