South Africa is a vibrant country with a rich cultural diversity. There are amazing stories to tell. The Jozi Film Festival (JFF) acknowledges the potential the film industry in South Africa has to offer. Thus far, it has done a great job in unraveling true talent through film and continues to give local filmmakers the platform to showcase their stories.

JFF poster 2016

In September, the JFF will be hosting its Fifth Annual Jozi Film Festival, which promises a memorable evening for all present. CN&CO as an official partner of JFF, looks forward to the festival.

To open the fifth festival will be the award-winning courtroom drama, Shepherds and Butchers, directed by South African Oliver Schmitz (director of  Mapantsula and  Life, Above All). This film is evidence that South Africa’s film industry is making waves and is giving international acts a hard time. The stories told are inspired by South African people and historic events. Shepherds and Butchers takes us back to a traumatic time when the death penalty was in place. Watch trailer.

The film premieres on 15 September, at Rosebank’s Cinema Nouveau and releases at cinemas countrywide on 28 October.

For more information:

Enquiries: Lisa Henry

The Fifth Annual Jozi Film Festival, taking place 15-18 September 2016, will highlight the very best in filmmaking, presenting a multi-genre slate of films from emerging and established filmmakers, exploring a broad range of topics that affect our communities and stir our hearts and minds. An exciting line up of South African and international films will be screened over a three-day period at several venues throughout the city, including Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank and The Bioscope Independent Cinema in the heart of Johannesburg.