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Mpumalanga gets an African film fest

2016-10-16 13:00

Johannesburg - The Long Tape African Indies Film Festival is an initiative to not only encourage African film makers to submit their content, but to vend their work to distributors and available broadcasters.

“Our main aim is to recognise independent African film producers and show respect for their work,” say the organisers.

The festival venue moves through various African countries and is taking place this time in Mpumalanga from 29 August to 9 September 9 next year.

This 10-day event will showcase indie films made by producers from across the continent and is a perfect place to network. You can expect workshops, Q&A sessions and screenings.

Filmmakers can now submit their work through the festival’s website and stand a chance to win various awards, including best director, best screenplay and best score. The submission categories are feature films, short films and documentaries. The festival has also created an online shop, where all selected submissions can be bought.

“We are working on making sure that African films make money like other films from around the world do,” the organisers say.

To get your film into Long Tape, go to, set up a profile and upload.

Read more on:    mpumalanga  |  film festival  |  movies


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