SA Films Overview

The film production landscape in South Africa has grown in leaps and bounds with both local and international co-productions becoming a regular offering on theatrical exhibition. The beginning of 2012 saw an unprecedented phenomenon of the top 4 box office hits being either 100% local productions or films shot in South Africa. This showed a marked increase in consumer confidence and a sure sign that the industry had matured.

The increase in film production, be it local, co-production or service production, has resulted in a much larger pool of qualified and experienced technical crews who contribute to making this industry such a hub of activity.

The NFVF’s continued persistence in ensuring filmmaker’s are trained in script-writing, script-editing and producing continues to yield positive results for the industry.

Additional Resources

To find out more about specific South African films go to the NFVF Film Library or the list of films currently showing. 

Click on the relevant link below

The NFVF Film Library

List of SA films currently showing




National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for completed project submissions and trailers
National Film And Video Foundation Speed Dating Session at the Durban Filmmart 2018
The South African animation industry well represented at Annecy festival MIFA 2018
Call for submission to the South African Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA)
Training Opportunity For Aspirant Scriptwriters