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Press Conference at the One & Only

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Press Conference at the One & Only

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Press Conference
One & Only
Cape Town
17 August 2017

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MC Speech

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The CTIFMF was formerly known as the Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival and was established by Leon van der Merwe in 2007.  After eight relatively successful years, the festival as it was known has been absorbed into a new company structure with an ambitious vision for it to become the Cannes of Africa. This year marks the 10th year since its inception and it is being celebrated with a new brand identity and for the first time, appoint a brand ambassador!

So today marks a milestone that will redefine the film market and festival landscape in Africa. To articulate this being achieved we have a selection of key representatives who will take you on a journey of new possibilities for the growth and development of the film and television industry in Africa; as well as how the CTIFMF intends to create an enabling environment for South Africa’s evolution from a thriving film services industry, to a content production hub for Africa and beyond.

We are thrilled to introduce the indelible Ms Pearl Thusi as the face of the 2017 festival! We believe that in her personal capacity, she embodies the upward trajectory that we see our festival mirroring. She’s also a role-model to thousands of aspiring artists who are looking to break into the film and television industry – both locally and abroad.

We underscore that while our festival is being supported by and hosted in The City of Cape Town, the platform is a continental one on which the African continent should position itself as a serious global contender in the film and television economy.

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Press Conference at the One & Only

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Press Conference
One & Only
Cape Town
17 August 2017

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MC Speech

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The CTIFMF was formerly known as the Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival and was established by Leon van der Merwe in 2007.  After eight relatively successful years, the festival as it was known has been absorbed into a new company structure with an ambitious vision for it to become the Cannes of Africa. This year marks the 10th year since its inception and it is being celebrated with a new brand identity and for the first time, appoint a brand ambassador!

So today marks a milestone that will redefine the film market and festival landscape in Africa. To articulate this being achieved we have a selection of key representatives who will take you on a journey of new possibilities for the growth and development of the film and television industry in Africa; as well as how the CTIFMF intends to create an enabling environment for South Africa’s evolution from a thriving film services industry, to a content production hub for Africa and beyond.

We are thrilled to introduce the indelible Ms Pearl Thusi as the face of the 2017 festival! We believe that in her personal capacity, she embodies the upward trajectory that we see our festival mirroring. She’s also a role-model to thousands of aspiring artists who are looking to break into the film and television industry – both locally and abroad.

We underscore that while our festival is being supported by and hosted in The City of Cape Town, the platform is a continental one on which the African continent should position itself as a serious global contender in the film and television economy.

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Collaboration with the CAIFF

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Shanghai, China
19 June 2017

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The film and television industry in South Africa no longer solely wants to be seen as an entertainment provider.

The results released by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa of a recent study commissioned into the economic impact of the film and television industry in the country, shows that since the first study in 2013, the revenue it contributed to the national gross domestic product (GDP) grew from 3.5 Billion Rands to 5.4 Billion Rands in the year 2016/17. Generating productions worth 12.2 Billion Rands.

This translated into every one Dollar spent in the industry, 4.9 jobs are created. These statics alone demonstrate the strength of the South African film and television industry as a serious driver of economic growth and development for the country. The timing of these results is perfect as we present to the world the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival, poised to shine in all its glory from the 12th – 21st of October at the iconic V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The industry trading platform, or Film Market commences on the 18 th of October until the 21 st of October 2017.

A key focus of this year’s festival is to progress the development of more co-production treaties.

Which is partly what brings us to Shanghai. The CTIFMF is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the China-Africa International Film Festival (CAIFF) that will be launched within the CTIFMF on the 17 th of October 2017.

This is an exciting development since this effort to introduce Chinese cinema to South Africa and vice versa not only supports BRICS relations, but also the recent People-to- People exchange mechanism that was ceremoniously entered into by the South African Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthetwa and his Chinese counterparts, in Pretoria South Africa.

Through this mechanism the two countries hope to deepen mutual understanding between the people of South Africa and China, and enhance people-to- people exchanges and co-operation in the areas of culture, education, communications,
health, science, technology, sport, tourism, women and youth.

Additionally, through our Chinese partners’ geographical position in Gaborone, Botswana, a new two-way conduit for the distribution of local content Africa and China is now firmly established. Together we seek to provide high quality content to these respective markets.

We are honoured to be working in collaboration with the China-Africa International Film Festival and have every confidence that our combined efforts will yield great future success for our respective industries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]