The Joburg Film Festival will kick off its six-day celebration of filmmaking and storytelling excellence later this month. The festival has announced a selection of over 60 films that will be screened.

Set to showcase some of the finest films from over 35 countries across the globe, including 20 African premieres and 27 South African premieres, the festival will run from 31 January to 5 February 2023 at various locations across the city.

Screenings will take place in cinemas in Soweto, Maboneng, Sandton, and Rosebank.

The Joburg Film Festival line-up includes films from South Africa, Tunisia, Brazil, Seoul, Brazil, USA, Japan, Morocco, and more, with a mix of feature films and documentaries showcasing stories that cross-cultural boundaries.

The festival will also play host to a number of stars, producers, and directors, who will participate in Q&A sessions after select screenings across the programme, with daily red-carpet premieres giving fans the opportunity to meet the stars themselves.

Films to be screened include:

UTUMA, set in the Bolivian highlands and tenderly portraying an elderly Quechua couple going through the difficulties of everyday life.
– 2021 feature MISS OSAKA, shot in Denmark, Norway, and Japan and with a touching storyline that follows a young lady as she searches for the answers to life and finds herself along the way.
MUSIC IS MY LIFE a documentary about the life of Joseph Shabalala and his rise to international fame with his band Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
SURVIVING GAZA follows the life and struggles of Phuzi and his friends living in the lawless Gaza, who dream of Kwaito stardom.

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