• HERITAGE


    We celebrate South African cinema of yesteryear.

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  • HOMAGE


    We present The Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT


    We embrace and celebrate an international cinema great.

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  • BRICS


    Films from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

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  • KINDERCINEMA


    We curate a RapidLion section for children of up to the age of 15.

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  • SCREENPLAYS


    South African unproduced screenplays.

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Festival

The Festival

THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ALSO KNOWN AS RapidLion, AIMS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST-LOVED AND IMPORTANT CULTURAL EVENTS ON THE CITY’S CALENDAR.

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THE VENUE

The Market Theatre in Johannesburg will be converted into a cinema complex for the duration of the festival

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A WORLD OF FILM

Our programme aims to premiere the world’s highest number of films by African filmmakers.

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SECTIONS

There will be room for all genres and lengths of films in the different sections to be featured.

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Programme

RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival

2017 Entries now open

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