The GFC is calling on Gauteng-based filmmakers to submit film projects for consideration for screening at the second season of ‘Gauteng Bioscope’.

‘Gauteng Bioscope’ is an initiative aimed at developing a township film circuit by progressively building a market for local content and nurturing a movie-going culture. The second season will follow on from phase 1 of the project which resulted in more than 100 screenings across 18 townships in Gauteng.

According to GFC Acting Senior Manager: Investment Promotion, Thabiso Masudubele, “by promoting local content, the Gauteng Bioscope Project provides a unique viewer platform for Gauteng-based films and actively encourages audience engagement with local filmmakers and their work.”
In addition to the screenings, submissions will also be incorporated into the GFCs expanding database of independent filmmakers as well as the GFC film catalogue. 

Submissions must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Films must have been completed no more than 12 months prior to the date of submission (i.e. after November 2006)
  • 3 (three) quality DVD copies of each film project must accompany the submission.

All submissions must contain the following information:

  • A concise synopsis of the film
  • A list of locations used in the film
  • A list of cast and crew
  • Proof of intellectual property rights and ownership to the film
  • A letter waiving royalty rights from the GFC and its project partners for the use of the film as outlined in this submission call
  • A letter authorizing the GFC to market and promote the film at various industry platforms
  • Contact details

Submissions must be hand delivered or couriered to the following address: Gauteng Film Commission, 9th floor, 56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108 for the attention of Kgomotso Tabane.

All enquiries must be submitted in writing to Kgomotso Tabane at Fax: (011) 833 0282 or ktabane@gautengfilm.org.za

Note that the GFC will neither be responsible for, nor pay for, any expense or loss which may be incurred by Persons arising in any way from the preparation of their submissions.