FAQs about the South African Film Industry
How many films are produced in South Africa each year?
About 25 films are produced for theatrical release, but the number is a lot more as films made for television and straight to DVD are not included.
What is South Africa’s highest grossing film?
Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa at R38 million
What is the market share of South African films?
11% as at March 2014
How many cinema screens are there in South Africa?
+- 800 screens in more than 70 complexes
How much does the film industry contribute to the South African economy?
R3.5 billion according to the NFVF 2012 Economic Baseline Study
What is the size of the film industry?
Pre-production - 3%
Production - 89%
Post-production - 3%
Distribution - 5%
Total Market Size R 1 255 560 830
The Production stage of the SAFI’s value chain has the highest expenditure, accounting for roughly 89% of the entire industry
NFVF 2012 Economic Baseline Study
How many jobs are created by the film industry?
25 175 full time equivalent jobs
What is the film industry Multiplier Effect?