Thursday, 23 January 2014

First Indian International Film Festival of South Africa hosted by Ster-Kinekor

Ster-Kinekor in partnership with Utkarsh Projects is hosting the first Indian International Film Festival of South Africa, show casing a variety of titles, languages and genres from the booming Indian film scene.

The festival provides a fantastic opportunity for both Indian and South African cultures and artistry to converge on the big screen. The Indian International film Festival of South Africa kicked off last week Friday at The Zone, Rosebank with film such as ‘Pied Piper’, ‘Paradesi’, and ‘Mithunam’ to name just a few. The festival will draw to a close this evening with several mouth-watering films.

The festival released 25 titles which are showcased at Ster-Kinekor cinemas, Cavendish Square in Cape Town, Gateway Mall in Durban, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria and also The Zone at Rosebank, Johannesburg.  Both Ster-Kinekor and Utkarsh Projects representatives were quite delighted to be partnering and bring the innovative festival to our shores for the first time.

Ster-Kinekor Marketing Executive Doug Place said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Utkarsh Projects on this fantastic journey to bring the Indian International Film Festival of South Africa to local audiences.” Doug went on to say, “This is actually a great opportunity for Ster-Kinekor to further reach a wider consumer base and also to expose the local lover of films to new cultures.”

Utkarsh Projects director Rajiv Terwadkar commented: “Through IIFFSA and various other initiatives launched over the period of the festival, we aim to connect African and Indian cultures using cinema as the story teller.” “It’s also our intention to discover and train local actors and filmmakers, and to start community development projects both in Africa and India.

With the South African film industry transforming and showing good signs of fabulous content, this would be a great opportunity for both the Indian and South African film industries to collaborate and produce fine content for the big screen.

For more information and to bookings, visit or call the Ticketline on 082 16789.

Ashley Mokwena

Twitter: @ashley_mokwena


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