September

Ever imagined yourself starring in your own movie? Now you can get closer to that dream with the Home Movie Factory, a concept that allows ordinary people to make their own film, star in it, and watch the finished product, all in the space of three hours.

The Gauteng Film Commission, as part of its marketing drive to create awareness about our programmes and ensuring brand visibility, took a decision to make public announcements of projects it supports.

The National Film and Video Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, hosted a public discussion on the problems and challenges facing women and young people in the film industry.

Alexandra turns 100 this year. And to mark this significant milestone, a documentary series on the history of the township, supported by the GFC, will be launched at the Kings Cinema in Alex on 21 September, fittingly the start of the long heritage weekend.

The 2012 edition of the Photo & Film Expo, one of the most anticipated events for South African filmmakers and photographers, promises more exhibitors than ever before, highlighting excellence in still photography and film production.

The Gauteng Film Commission in partnership with SABC 1 brings you a screening in celebration of our local talent. Terry Pheto is coming home for a screening at the Wilberforce Community Centre on Tuesday 11 September at 17h00. Come and meet the star live!

The challenges faced by women wanting to break into the film industry, and ways to remove these barriers, were discussed at the Women in Film and TV seminar held in Centurion on Friday 31 August, an event co-sponsored by the Gauteng Film Commission.