The Joburg Film Festival Launch – PICS

The hottest action from the Joburg Film Festival in pictures.



The crème de la crème of the South African film industry made a glamorous stop at the launch of the  Joburg Film Festival.

The glitzy affair, which drew a bevy of the best actors and actresses, writers, directors, producers and everything in between, took place at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.

Kay Sibiya and Judie Sbahle Kama at the Joburg Film Festival launch at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.

QuenchSA was on the ground to check out the scene and attend to the proceedings ahead of the prestigious festival’s sixty day run.

The shindig was packed with high profile figures, and many favourite celebrities who came out in numbers to kick off the celebrations.

The Republic actress, Florence Masebe, was all smiles at the event.

South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, who hosted the launch, sauntered in a stunning AmaXhosa creation. The dress, which had a plunging neckline, showcased the brand’s unique prints.

After dancers danced to African drums on the purple carpet, Mbatha stylishly delivered her intro, which infused praise poetry celebrating her heritage as a daughter of Africa.

Triple threat, but make it fashion! ‘The Dream – A Lebo Mathosa Story’ actress, Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilenyane served some drama on the purple.

The Joburg Film Festival, brought to you in association with Multichoice, kicked things off on November 19th with the South African premiere of locally produced horror film 8. 

Chris Jaftha looked debonair at the event.

Having won best foreign feature at the Idyllwild Film Festival in California in March and a Silver Remi at the Worldfest in Houston in April for their first film, The Recce, Man Makes a Picture delivered you their second offering, 8.

The film tells the spine chilling story of an old man who’s fate is bound in collecting souls for eternity. But after trading the soul of his daughter, he seeks atonement.

The critically acclaimed picture stars award-winning actor Tsamano Sebe (Of Good Report), Igne Beckmann (Escape Room), Garth Breytenbach (Troy: Fall of a City) and upcoming star, Keita Luna.

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