The Jozi Film Festival kicks off on 3 October and runs until the 6th. This year the festival will screen films in three venues: Hyde Park Nu Metro, Theatre in the Park (Delta Park) and The Bioscope in Maboneng.

Here’s a taster of what to expect and how to book at Hyde Park and Delta Park. (Full descriptors and booking details of the films to be screened at The Bioscope are available here.)

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Hyde Park Nu Metro

Tickets R120 via Quicket:

Thursday, 3 October @ 6:30pm
An Ordinary People
Documentary feature film: South Africa
Director: Ernest Nkosi
1 hr 35 mins
By Invitation Only

This year’s festival will open with Ernest Nkosi’s new documentary film, An Ordinary People, which focuses on the phenomenon of car spinning. Car spinning is South Africa’s first original motorsport, unique for its longstanding popularity, where hustlers and dreamers of modest means become heroes.

Billed as a private screening, this film is hot out of the editing room. JFF is delighted to give Jozi audiences the first look.

Saturday, 5 October @ 3pm
Tin Soldiers
Documentary feature film: South Africa
Director: Odette Schwegler
1 hr 30 mins

Tin Soldiers is the deeply personal story of people afflicted with one of the world’s most rare diseases, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), and the search to identify those still living in the dark.

The film travels from South African townships to the favelas of Brazil and suburban America, documenting the experiences of patients and their families as they walk differing paths, while sharing a common purpose: to prevail.

Sunday, 6 October @ 3pm
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
Documentary feature film: Canada
Director: Alison Reid
1 hr 23 mins

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her ground-breaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Now, at 85 years old, Anne sees a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become. Weaving through the past and present, her harrowing journey gives us an intimate look into the factors that destroyed her career and the forces that brought her back.

Delta Theatre in the Park

Tickets: R50 via Quicket: or at the door

Saturday, 5 October @ 4pm
Run As One

Feature length documentary: South Africa
Director: Alex Fynn
52 mins

RUN AS ONE is the first feature length documentary about the history of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa. Runners from the first race tell the story from its humble beginnings in 1970, when the lunatic fringe of Cape Town runners embarked on a 35-mile race to train for the Comrades Marathon. In 2019, 50 years later, this athletic event drew more than 25 000 people from all over the world to its start line.

Saturday, 5 October @ 5:30pm
The Rhino Cup

Feature length documentary: U.K.
Director: Miles Pizzey
52 mins

Filmed over three years in South Africa and Mozambique, Miles Pizzey has made a documentary about rhino poaching and football. The film not only explains the current severity of poaching in Africa but also follows a unique way of tackling the problem.

Through football, communities and villagers in Mozambique are being uplifted. The Rhino Cup has been created, giving the younger generation something to engage in, improving community spirit, creating jobs and building new infrastructure. People are choosing football over poaching. The ultimate goal: to stop poaching through football before it’s too late.

Saturday, 5 October @ 7pm
Our Oceans: A Journey Of Discovery

Feature length documentary: South Africa
Director: Charlie Luckock
1 hr 30 mins

Our oceans are in a state of crisis, and we’re the ones responsible for it. A team of scientists, divers and photographers set out on a journey of discovery along one of the longest, and richest, coastlines in the world. Along the way they unveil three incredible natural events to the world, whilst highlighting the impending threats, and all the while promoting the protection of our oceans.