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Film & Television

Associations & Resources

South Africa's Film Industry

South Africa has a vibrant, growing film industry that is growing in reputation and is competitive internationally.  Local and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country's diverse, unique locations. Low production costs and favourable exchange rates makes it cheaper to make a movie here than in Europe or the US.

The jewel in the industry's crown is Tsotsi, Gavin Hood's gritty drama about a young gangster in Soweto, near Johannesburg, which won an Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2006.

In 2010, District 9 – an action-packed science-fiction movie about a sub-class of aliens forced to live in the slums of Johannesburg – was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture.

South Africa also has a growing reputation as a producer for award-winning local content, such as Oscar-nominated Yesterday, the story of the struggles of an HIV-positive mother; and U Carmen E Khayalitsha, a Xhosa- language film which won the Golden Bear award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.

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