It gives EXT Lab Media great pleasure to announce The Inaugural Merafong Film And Arts Festival to take place during the month of January 2022.

Communities in and around Khutsong (Carletonville) and Kokosi (Fochville) are cordially invited to partake in film and art related discussions, craft market and film exhibition that will occur twice in the above-mentioned municipal localities. A number of seminal documentary films will be screened and facilitated discussions with filmmakers will allow for broader understanding of the inner working of the film industry.

Through theme based discussions that range from concerns about the impact of mining within Merafong, development of cultural skills within the communities, as well as the development of film appreciations and art-based entrepreneurship. Civil organizations, NGO’s, students and elderly are encouraged to this opportunity to pave a socially inclusive development of arts and culture in the Merafong region, while not neglecting robust and critical engagements within our communities.

The Merafong District municipality and all its organs will also be given a platform to participate in imparting knowledge about various social developments in regards to issues of service delivery, and youth development strategies for the our communities. It is in this light that artists, musicians, craft makers, fashion designers and all loving persons are sent this invitation to come and exhibit their creative talents, while networking with prospective clients and fellow creative.

To book a stall at any of the selected venues for the festival tour, interested parties are encouraged to contact Lesedi Mafura – Awoke In Words (for Khutsong and Carletonville participants)

E-mail address: mafuralesedi90@gmail.com And Freddy Zisiwe – EXT Lab Media (for Kokosi and Fochville participants) E-mail: extlabmedia@gmail.com beethorn@gmail.com 

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