The project explored establishing a film festival association in South Africa.
South Africa has an estimated 37 Film Festivals registered with Companies Intellectual & Property Commission (CIPS), that have had an average 15-year sustainability, functionality, and presence. However, there has not been a singular Film Festival Association.
By establishing an association of South Africa film festivals, the project intends to support local communities and district festivals – bringing together film festivals under one roof – in order to coordinate their calendars and share audiences among the festival directors.
A Film Festival Association by definition, provides a unique forum for practitioners, participants and leaders within the film festival arenas from across the country to exchange information and ideas and address common issues of common concern impacting the film festival industry.