The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

09 May 2015

Mzansi Women Film Festival 2015 - Call for submissions is now open - Johannesburg, South Africa


7-8-9 August 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa


Any genre + duration for consideration

Films by Women Directors/ Producers/Editors/DOPs/Writers/Women in lead roles

Send your DVD screeners to Ntokozo Mahlalela, Mwanzi Women Film Festival, 53 Von Brandis Street, Turffontein 2190, Johannesburg, South Africa

"I love to see young girls go out and grab the world by the lapel. Life is a bitch so you’ve got to go and kick ass" Maya Angelou


Mzansi Women Film Festival was founded in 2014 in collaboration with The Constitution Hill and 75 Films. It is a film festival that celebrates women filmmakers of South Africa, Africa and the World thus to encourage spirit of engagement, collaboration, co-create for a better and screen films about women and by women filmmakers. The festival is hosted at The Constitution Hill due to the heritage’s site history as it was once a Prison for Women thus honoring and celebration the spirit of the women who came before by watering the grounds many women walk on today. All films screened were 100% South African from independent women filmmakers and Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking School in Johannesburg. The festival was greatly supported by Gauteng Film Commission.

Year 2015 is the festival’s 2nd year running and will for the first time screen films by other women filmmakers from outside South Africa , it will take place at The Constitution Hill on 7-8-9 August 2015 and for the first time have out-reach screenings ,workshops in and around Johannesburg. The 2015 edition of the festival is in partnership between The Constitution Hill, Destiny Ventures Events, 75 Films, Gracefully Consulting and other institutions within the film industry.


Ntokozo Mahlalela for 75 Films :
072 635 0622 :

Bontle Mokoka for Constitution Hill :
011 381 3100 / 081 330 9519 :

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