Out in Africa, which will run at the Killarney Mall from the 2nd until the 11th of November, has become a much anticipated event on the local film and cultural calendar. The festival is one of the country’s longest running and most successful festivals and has built up a strong reputation internationally and locally, in particular for its role in sponsoring new content development.

This year’s main festival – which will now take place in November each year – includes the screening of 4 films from the Happy Snaps filmmaking workshop which was made with the support of theItalian Institute of Culture, the British Council and the National Lottery.

According to organizers, this year will also see 6,000 cinema goers provided with transport and tickets as part of the Inreach programme – an initiative aimed at ensuring that all communities have equal access to the screenings.

The festival will be attended by a number of international and local guests including Émelie Jouvet, Jay Brannan, Jesse Archer, Parvez Sharma and Sandi DuBowski, and the writers, actors, producers and directors of the local dramas After Nine and Society, screened courtesy of the SABC.

Out in Africa is supported by Atlantic Philanthropies, Nu Metro, Exclusive Books, Tempest/Sixt, the French Embassy, Mambaonline, the National Film and Video Foundation and the Gauteng Film Commission.

For more information visit www.oia.co.za