Following a two-year hiatus, and as the global film industry recovers, the organisers of the Joburg Film Festival, in partnership with the MultiChoice Group, today announced the return of this leading film festival.

Now in its fifth year, the Joburg Film Festival was born out of the desire to create an exciting and independent platform that not only tells Africa’s stories, but curates, showcases, and rewards local and international excellence in film. Set to showcase some of the finest films from countries across the globe, the Joburg Film festival will run from Thursday, 31st January 2023 to Sunday, 5th February 2023.

The Joburg Film Festival will once again firmly position Joburg as the country’s cultural capital, attracting the best of the best in the industry to the city, further growing cultural tourism in not just Johannesburg but the entire country. In addition to the screening over 60 films including a range of African premieres, the Joburg Film Festival includes a dynamic range of audience and industry initiatives including:

• The Film Programme
• The Industry Programme
• Youth and Audience Development Programme
• The Film Society
• JBX Content Market

As part of its vision, The Joburg Film Festival prioritises the growth and development of South African and African filmmakers. To that end, a comprehensive development programme including The Youth and Audience Development Programme that focuses largely on providing young filmmakers with opportunities through training, skills transfer, and networking with industry leaders during the programme.

The Joburg Film Festival is also excited to announce a new pillar this year, with the launch of The Film Society. More details on all programmes will be announced at a later stage.

Joburg Film Festival Executive Director Tim Mangwedi has this to say of the 2023 edition of the Joburg Film Festival, “After two years of extremely challenging times for the film industry, the Joburg Film Festival is excited to be back with an in-person event with an expanded programme. The Joburg Film Festival and JBX Market will once again position Joburg as the film capital of South Africa, with the festival celebrating African stories and the talent of our home-grown filmmakers as we showcase their films alongside those of filmmakers from around the world.”

Once again, the Joburg Film Festival is supported by the Multichoice Group.© 2010-

Limited tickets available for sale from November 2022. Check out our website and socials for the latest updates. 

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