The sixth edition of South Africa’s Joburg Film Festival will take place from February 28, 2024, to March 01, 2024.
The annual film festival is dedicated to exhibiting African films in the context of global cinema and features approximately 60 skillfully handpicked films from around the world, including South Africa. The film festival, organised in collaboration with Multichoice, has established itself as an independent platform that tells Africa’s stories and curates, highlights, and celebrates local and international quality in film.
As in previous years, the Joburg Film Festival is centred around four key pillars: the film programme, the industry programme, youth and audience development and the film society.
Introduced last year as an extension to the festival’s programme, the second edition of the JBX Content Market will also take place during the Joburg Film Festival. Designed as an industry market that focuses on the business of film and TV, 2024’s three-day market aims to bring together media and entertainment companies, producers, buyers, and distributors of content. Over 500 participants are expected to participate in the second edition of JBX.
JBX 2024 will focus heavily on networking, visibility, and knowledge-transfer opportunities. Highlights include a panel showcasing the different collaborations between public channels from Brics countries members; personalised opportunities to pitch new projects, brand extensions and partnerships; and the presence of a dedicated JBX team to help attendees identify the best potential matches, secure and license rights, and build relevant collaborations.