• 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.

THE VENUE

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

A WORLD OF FILM

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

SECTIONS

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

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Programme

Programme

The Market Theatre will be converted into a cinema complex for the duration of the festival,
from 13-19 March 2016.

Explore our festival guide for details on tickets, accommodation, transport and restaurants.

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