Gauteng is abuzz with football frenzy. A number of film festivals and screenings are currently taking place in the Province celebrating the beautiful game through cinema.

Africa on Screen and Soccer Film Festival

June 24th - July 3rd

The 4th annual Africa on Screen Film Festival is currently taking place in Newtown at Museum Africa, the Sci Bono Discovery Centre, and Arts on Main in the CBD. With over 30 films including features, documentaries and shorts, the festival also includes a host of soccer related films in celebration of the 2010 World Cup.

The Festival includes free daily screenings and workshops at Museum Africa from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm daily. In addition to the main programme at Museum Africa, the Sci Bono Discovery Centre will host a schedule of films as part of the Soccer Film Festival. Three free evening events will also take place at Arts on Main.

The Bioscope

The Bioscope is an innovative independent cinema located in downtown Johannesburg, on the east side of the city. The doors to its permanent and exclusive space opened on the 8th June 2010. The aim of the cinema is to increase the diversity of content on South African movie screens. In bringing new films to new audiences, The Bioscope is striving to grow new markets for new films, and are proud to be involved in developing local audiences for locally & internationally produced cinema.

During June and July 2010 a number of soccer-themed films will be screened at The Bioscope. For more information click here

Brazilian Film Festival: Express of Art

July 2nd - 4th

This coming weekend The Bioscope will host a special three-day Brazilian Film Festival. Titles to be screened are Filhos de Joao, Broder and Besouro. Special panel discussions with members of the cast and crew will take place after each screening. All screenings will take place at 20:00.

Football and Human Rights Film Festival

June 26th - July 11th

The Secretariat for Human Rights of the Presidency of Brazil, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority, and The Wake Cup: Soulafrica 2010 brings to the Newtown Cultural Precinct the "Football and Human Rights Film Festival".

Those attending the Mary Fitzgerald Public Viewing Area (PVA) will have the opportunity of watching movies between official matches in the auditorium of the Gauteng Tourism Authority (1 Central Place, Newtown). These movies may change the way you understand life, football and Human Rights.