From 17- 20 September, the Jozi Film Festival will be holding its first ever virtual festival alongside limited physical screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema where the festival began back in 2012. The Bioscope recently moved from Maboneng to 44 Stanley Ave and it remains Jozi’s only truly independent cinema. One of the major aims of this year’s festival, alongside the usual mandate of showcasing the talent of 2020, is to support The Bioscope during these challenging times.
To that end, one lucky person stands a chance to win a private screening at The Bioscope (Sunday, 20 September at 12pm) – take a group of friends, your partner or the whole family! Follow Jozi Film Festival on social media to be in with a chance to win.
For the rest of the country, everyone’s invited to this year’s festival! Over 30 films will be available on-demand during the festival weekend (17 – 20 Sept 2020) for a once-off fee of $7 USD (approximately R120). Virtual festival-goers will have four days of unlimited viewings of the official selection. To register and pre-order visit https://jozifilmfestival.vhx.
Jozi Film Festival will also be running a competition asking audiences to tweet (@JoziFilmFest) or Instagram (jozifilmfest) a photo of themselves enjoying one of this year’s films at home. Upload your pic with #jozifilminvasion and the name of the film you’re watching and stand a chance to win a R500 Uber Eats voucher.
There will also be cash prizes for the best review of any of the selected films. Send your review (not more than 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 September and the top three reviews will earn their writers R1 000 each.
Additionally, for the first time ever, Chubb will be awarding the Best Young Director a cash prize of R10 000.
The Jozi Film Festival is made possible with the help of sponsors and partners: Easy Equities, Chubb, Discovery Networks, CN&CO, Left Hand Films and Flow Communications.