Joburg Film Festival kicks off with Rafiki as opening film

2018-11-09 13:24
A scene from the trailer of the film, Rafiki

Cape Town – The second Joburg Film Festival officially kicks off in the city on Friday, 9 November, hosting a long list of films which are set to cater to a huge spectrum of audiences from different ages, genders and cultures.

The festival will be screening over 40 curated releases showcasing the best in African and international cinema, from over 16 countries, at various venues around Johannesburg. 

The schedule includes feature films, documentaries and animation features, in additional to various outreach screenings, master classes, programmes and workshops. Selected films will host a Q&A session post the screening.

The highly publicised Kenyan feature Rafiki was selected as the opening film for the festival’s launch. 

This controversial Kenyan love-story recently caused huge public attention in both its home country and globally. 

Rafiki made history earlier this year as the first Kenyan movie to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Lead actress Sheila Munyavi will be attending the opening night. 



Screenings will take place at The Zone, Rosebank Cinema Nouveau, Maponya Mall and the Bioscope in Maboneng. 

Tickets will be available at all participating cinemas and also online for R60 a ticket. Free screenings have also been included on the programme at the iconic Kings in Alexandra. 

See the full schedule here. 

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