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20 producers and directors exploring filming opportunities in South Africa

Staff Writer |
An international delegation of some 19 companies has embarked on a national tour of South Africa’s leading location centres.

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This mission has been organised by the Department of Trade and Industry's InvestSA initiative and comprises of 20 prominent producers and directors from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The Cape Town leg has been organised together with the City of Cape Town, from which Wesgro's Film and Media Promotion Unit receives its film promotion mandate.

The delegation will continue onto the 29th Durban International Film Festival, before finishing in Johannesburg.

The Cape Town leg included a speed dating session with nearly 70 local producers, two networking functions and tours of four local studios- Silverline 360, Triggerfish Animation Studio, Atlantic Film Studios and Cape Town Film Studios.

Partners in this inbound mission, include the National Film and Video Foundation, KZN Film Commission, Durban Film Mart, and the Gauteng Film Commission and the South African consulate in Toronto.

The Durban leg includes project meetings and participation at the Durban Film Mart, Durban International Film Festival set and sight visits.

Following the programme in Durban the delegation departs for Johannesburg where presentations and Business to Business Meeting will held at the Gauteng Invest SA One Stop Shop followed by a sight visit to the Tshimologong Digital Content Hub and Skyrink Studios.

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