Festival Film

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Bookings open 1 October 2017

The 11 films, which form part of the world tour, will be shown at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

Attention all outdoor enthusiasts and adventure addicts: Be sure to book your seats for the eagerly anticipated annual Banff International Mountain Film Festival, taking place between 3 and 12 November 2017. Tickets will be on sale as of 1 October 2017 from the Ster-Kinekor website. For the twelfth year running, Ster-Kinekor in partnership with South Africa’s favourite outdoor adventure store, Cape Union Mart, will screen the festival to the South African adventure fanatics.

Featuring the best mountain films and exceptional filmmaking talent from around the globe, the festival offers something for everyone with a mix of topics and cinematic styles that will both inspire and entertain. Once again, audiences will get the chance to explore and experience some of the world’s most epic adventure locations – from Iceland’s frosty surf spots and Utah’s canyon country, to Siberia’s snowy slopes and the plains of Patagonia – all from the comfort (and safety) of our world-class cinemas.

All types of outdoor adventure such as surfing and skiing, base-jumping and bouldering, rowing and trail running, are beautifully captured in the films. They also range in duration from the heart-warming and humorous 9-minute Ace and the Desert Dog and 5-minute art piece that is Metronomic, to the 27-minute inspirational documentary Young guns, which will keep audiences of all ages motivated to gear up and get out.

What’s more, attendees will get to see this year’s winning submission from the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge – One Fly at a Time by Dewald Brand. The competition gets local filmmakers, adventurers and athletes to capture and celebrate South Africa’s outdoors culture as well as the spirit of adventure.

The International Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screened at one of our world-class Ster-Kinekor select cinemas:

  • Cape Town: Cavendish Square – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Johannesburg: Sandton City – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Durban: Gateway – Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November 2017 (two nights only)
  • Port Elizabeth: Baywest – Saturday, 11 November 2017 (one night only)

Bookings are now open

For more information and to make bookings, visit the website at or download the SK App. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook pages: Ster-Kinekor Theatres or Cinema Nouveau and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor or @nouveaubuzz. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).



All New Prison Break Starts On M-Net Tonight, 2 October At 1900

Television’s favourite jail-breaking brothers return to M-Net channel 101 in Prison Break tonight, Monday 2 October at 19:00. The series revival has been hotly anticipated and focuses on the story of Michael Scofield who was presumed dead but is actually discovered to be alive and imprisoned once more.

Filmed in Morocco, the premiere opens to clues that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael is being held captive in an overseas prison. Lincoln and Sara, Michael’s wife, reunite to engineer the biggest escape ever as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre, T-Bag and C-Note are pulled back into the action.

The brand new nine-episode limited series brings back Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as they continue the action-packed adventures of brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. The original series stars are reunited with cast members  Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Amaury Nolasco (Telenovela), Robert Knepper (Heroes), Rockmond Dunbar (The Mentalist) and Paul Adelstein (The Fixer) for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series.

In April fans were shown the first five minutes of Prison Break’s return on Facebook, and so the action began. In the campaign, Michael Scofield ominously explains in a voiceover of the promo that not all deaths are the same.

Prison Break was an immediate critical and a hit when it aired in the US a few years ago in 2005 -2009. The series garnered Golden Globe® Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Wentworth Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, return to executive-produce the new series. The series is created by Paul T. Scheuring. Scheuring, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz, Dawn Olmstead, Nelson McCormick, Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz and Brett Ratner serve as executive producers. McCormick also serves as a director on the series.

For more about Prison Break visit the M-Net site at Follow M-Net on Twitter @MNet (#PrisonBreak and #MNet101) and Facebook


October Highlights On Showmax


First on Showmax in Africa

Rami Malek won an Emmy as Elliot, a troubled hacker at the center of the cyberwar between the conglomerate E Corp and fsociety, a group of hacktivists led by Mr Robot, an anarchist played by Christian Slater in a Golden-Globe-winning performance. Fresh episodes of season three launch weekly from 12 October 2017, within 24 hours of their broadcast in the US.


Binge only on Showmax in SA

In the second last season ever, the White Walkers are at the Wall, the dragons are rising, and the battle for the Iron Throne is as ruthless as ever. The latest season is available to binge only on Showmax in Africa from 2 October 2017.


Co-produced with kykNET

A star-studded family noir set in the dark underbelly of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions. Boat-building patriarch Ben Myburgh (SAFTA nominee Dawid Minnaar) is dead. This brings his three daughters – Julia (Die Byl’s Milan Murray), Anna (Silwerskerm and Fleur du Cap nominee Rolanda Marais) and Kate (Die Boekklub’s Trix Vivier) – back to the family business at the Cape Town harbour. But only one of them will inherit the family empire in this dark story of secrets, sibling rivalry and gentrification. .

Weekly episodes from 11 October 2017, express from kykNET.


Co-produced with Mzansi Magic

In this hit crime and corruption drama, SAFTA-winner Presley Chweneyagae (Tsotsi) and SAFTA-nominee S’dumo Mtshali (Isibaya) reprise their roles as cops Shoes and Chilli from Donovan Marsh’s award-winning film of the same name. In the gritty spinoff series, Chilli infiltrates an infamous crime family to bring down an untouchable patriarch, while criminals are trying to intimidate Shoes into withholding evidence. When these cases collide, the cops find themselves at a crossroads where their brotherhood bond will be tested.

Binge only on Showmax from 5 October 2017.


First and only on Showmax

This spine-chilling series, based on Kris Straub’s viral internet tale, follows one man’s growing obsession with the children’s television program Candle Cove, a creepy puppet show from the 1980s with a disturbing connection to a deadly unsolved mystery from his childhood. Binge-watch from 16 October 2017, just in time for Halloween.


Acclaimed series and films

Penny Dreadful (S1-3 due 19/10)
Monsters are real and this team of Victorian sleuths are out to find them. Eva Green won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Actress and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award. Created by triple-Oscar-nominee John Logan – the screenwriter behind Gladiator, Hugo and The Aviator – Penny Dreadful has racked up 15 Emmy nominations and currently has a 93% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Girls (S6 due 05/10)
Finished The Night Of and need more time with its Emmy-winning lead actor, Riz Ahmed? Look out for his Emmy-nominated cameo on the last-ever series of Girls. Of course, it’s not like you needed another reason to watch this Golden Globe and Emmy-winning comedy about the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of 20-something friends in New York, which has made its writer-director-star Lena Dunham a household name and earned Adam Driver a lead role in Star Wars.


Star Wars: Rebels (S1-2 due 19/10)
The empire is rising and the intergalactic rebels must fight for their freedom. This epic animated series has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes; an 8/10 rating on IMDB; and was a Critics Choice and Teen Choice nominee: Animated Show.

Ultimate Spider-Man (due 12/10)
Going to school and hanging with friends is hard when you’re trying to save the world. The first two seasons of Marvel’s hit animated series are coming to Showmax, plus Web Warriors and Ultimate Spider-Man Vs The Sinister 6.

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (S1-4 due 12/10)
Sabrina is a powerful magician but can’t tell anyone. To her friends, she is just a normal teenager: they don’t know that she uses her magic to help them. A four-time Kids Choice winner.


Seven Psychopaths (due 07/09)
A screenwiter has a good title but no story, until his two friends kidnap a rich gangster’s dog… Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) directed this fan-favourite action comedy, which stars Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Tom Waits, among others. Seven Psychopaths won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto and was nominated for a BAFTA.


Jake And The Never Land Pirates (S4 due 23/10)
Jake is the captain now but the adventures don’t stop. With ghosts, pharaohs and robot sharks attacking the Mighty Colossus, he and his crew have a lot to do. This is the latest season of Disney Junior’s Emmy and Annie Awards-winning animated series for preschoolers.

Doc McStuffins (S3 due 26/10)
Doc and her magic stethoscope are ready to help keep the toys healthy, from overcoming their fears to helping them dry off after they fall in water! Winner of five Image Awards for Disney Junior.

Sofia The First (S3 due 19/10)
Sofia is getting used to being a princess in Disney Junior’s three-time Emmy-winning animated series for preschoolers.


Jerusalema (due 05/10)
Rapulana Seiphemo won Best Actor Awards at both Durban and FESPACO for his role as Lucky Kunene, infamous for hijacking buildings in Hillbrow. The crime thriller was South Africa’s official entry for the Oscars and won the Audience Award at Durban, among other accolades.


South Park (S21 express from the US)
Show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have said they’re moving away from the ‘Giant Douche vs Turd Sandwich’ election commentary of the previous season towards one-off, episodic storylines and more kids-being-kids moments like Cartman messing with Butters. South Park lost to Bob’s Burgers at last month’s Emmy Awards but has been on a serious roll, with five Emmy wins and seven nominations in the last 13 years.

American Reunion (due 19/10)
The teens from the original American Pie are now all grown up but that doesn’t mean they’ve grown up! As the friends come together, things quickly fall apart with hilarious consequences. A triple Teen Choice nominee for Best Comedy, Best Actor (Jason Biggs) and Best Actress (Alyson Hannigan).

The Invention of Lying (due 26/10)
In a world where nobody tells lies, a man discovers how to twist the truth. Starring Golden Globe winners Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner alongside two-time Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill.


Pariah (due 16/10)
Before Moonlight became an Oscar-winning phenomenon this year, there was Pariah, Dee Rees’ groundbreaking 2011 coming-of-age story about a black lesbian teenager in Brooklyn. Pariah won 15 international awards, including Best Cinematography at Sundance for Bradford Young, who was nominated for an Oscar this year for Arrival.


The Grandmaster (due 09/10)
Bruce Lee’s trainer, Ip Man, was one of the greatest martial artists ever. Visionary director Wong Kar-Wai (In The Mood For Love) collaborated with legendary fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (The Matrix, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) on this exquisite action film, which was nominated for Cinematography and Costume Design at The Oscars.


October Sky (due 09/10)
Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Performance for his role as a coal miner’s son who wants to design space rockets. This feelgood coming-of-age story has a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Tale of Desperaux (due 12/10)
Enjoy adventure for the whole family in this stunning animated tale about Despereaux, a small mouse who sets out to save a princess and bring happiness back to the kingdom. Nominated for four Annie Awards.


The Phantom of the Opera (due 09/10)
South African Celia Boba was nominated for an Oscar for her work set-decorating this updated classic, about a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who plots to seduce a famous singer (Emily Rossum in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) away from her attractive benefactor (Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson).


Stargate Universe (due 26/10)
Unable to return to Earth, a team of scientists and soldiers have to travel on an alien ship. Nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards.


Dredd (due 14/09)
The first film shot at Cape Town Film Studios, Dredd starred Karl Urban (Star Trek) as a police officer authorised to act as judge, jury and executioner in a dystopian megacity. Look out for Game of Thrones star Lena Headey in Cersei Lannister mode as gang leader Ma-Ma. Dredd won Best 3D at the Empire magazine awards, where it was also nominated as Best Science Fiction / Fantasy and Best British Film.


The Waiting City (due 02/10)
Fiona (Radha Mitchell) and Ben Simmons (Golden Globe-nominee Joel Edgerton) travel to India to adopt a child but the trip might cost them their marriage. This beautifully-shot arthouse Australian film won four international awards.

Edik van Nantes (due 02/10)
Follow Nataniel to France, where he puts the food, the culture and the people to the test in his trademark laid-back yet elegant style. Good food and good company!


The Bank Job (due 19/10)
Terry (Jason Statham) is a reformed petty thief, living a pedestrian London life with his family – until his ex turns up with an offer he can’t refuse. The Bank Job has a 79% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Love In The Time Of Cholera (due 16/10)
Florentino (Oscar-winner Javier Bardem) tries to forget his past by having one steamy affair after the other but it doesn’t erase his feelings for his lost love in this moving romantic drama, directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings And A Funeral) and adapted from Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s classic novel.


The Transporter 3 (due 19/10)
Jason Statham is back as Frank Martin, about to tackle his toughest mission yet: a stubborn socialite he has to protect, not the least because they share an explosive bracelet. Audience Award nominee, European Film Awards.


Liv and Maddie (S1 due 19/10)
Liv and Maddie are identical twins, yet they couldn’t be more different! When they have to share the same room, they find out they’re stronger together… A Teen Choice and Kids Choice nominee.

Lab Rats: Elite Force (S1 due 23/10)
The super teens from Lab Rats and Mighty Med team up to fight supervillains, keeping the world safe from their evil schemes. But they still have to go to school…


I Am Bolt (due 19/10)
Usain Bolt is the planet’s fastest person but his impact extends far beyond the athletics track. 85% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Steve Jobs: Man In The Machine (due 12/10)
What drove one of the greatest influencers of the 21st century? In this uncensored documentary, Oscar-winner Alex Gibney delves into the paradoxical world of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, including his childhood and private life.

Megaboere (S1-2 due 09/10)
Farming isn’t easy. It takes blood, sweat, tears and a lot more to get the best crops. This groundbreaking series visits South Africa’s most successful farmers and learns their secrets.

Behind the Story: Cassper Nyovest (due 16/10)
He rules the SA hip hop scene and has the power to fill The Dome! Get to know Cassper Nyovest in this exclusive and personal interview with the man himself.

Springbok Stories (S1 due 02/10)
Go behind the scenes with the Springboks in this series that follows our rugby heroes on and off the field.


In The Name Of The King (due 19/10)
In this Dungeon Siege tale, a man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son at the hands of a race of animal-warriors. Winner of a Razzie Award for Worst Director (Uwe Boll). 4% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.



Pearl Jam And Danny Clinch – One Night Only Exclusive Screenings At Select Ster-Kinekor Cinemas




Filmed in Partnership with Universal Music Publishing Group, Monkeywrench Films, Republic Records, Fox Sports And Major League Baseball.

In celebration of Pearl Jam’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on 20 and 22 August 2016 during the Chicago Cubs Historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album that will exclusively show in Ster-Kinekor select cinemas for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.

With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.

From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalogue of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let’s Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship – using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan.

“In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location,” Let’s Play Two director Danny Clinch explains. “When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs and their fans, and they gather at Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it’s going to be epic. Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a 108-year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you’re ready for it.”

Why This Music Doccie is a must see

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. To date, the band has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of that decade. Most importantly, Ster-Kinekor is the largest movie exhibitor on the African continent and home of exclusive content for decades.


Avoid the FOMO and visit one of the below Select Ster-Kinekor sites to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience, where it’s made to be seen – on the big screen:

  • Cavendish in Cape Town
  • Baywest in Port Elizabeth
  • Gateway commercial in Durban
  • Brooklyn commercial in Pretoria
  • Sandton in Johannesburg
  • Eastgate in Johannesburg
Bookings are now open

For more information and to make bookings for the Pearl Jam’s LETS PLAY TWO, visit the website at or download the SK App. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook pages: Ster-Kinekor Theatres and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

Let’s Play Two Theatrical Release

Abramorama will release Let’s Play Two theatrically kicking off with week-long engagements in select markets worldwide starting on September 29th. Additionally, over 250 cities worldwide will host special one night only theatrical events starting on October 3rd.

This marks the third time that Abramorama and Pearl Jam have collaborated on a theatrical release. In 2007, Abramorama released Immagine in Cornice – Danny Clinch’s live concert film documenting Pearl Jam’s 2006 tour of Italy – and in 2011, Abramorama released Cameron Crowe’s retrospective documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty.


Inxeba (The Wound) Is South Africa’s Entry For Next Years 90th Academy Awards

‘Inxeba’ (The Wound), a gay love story told entirely in isiXhosa, starring musician and singer Nakhane and produced by Urucu Media, has been chosen as South Africa’s entry into next year’s 90th Academy Awards, now known officially as The Oscars, in the category of best foreign language film.

Producers walked out of the press and industry screening at 11am on the first day of the Sundance Film Festival this year, where the film premiered in the World Dramatic Competition Category, with an offer for global licence rights to the film from the biggest VoD platform in North America. “They were the first ones to talk about Foreign Language Oscars® potential,” comments producer Elias Ribeiro, “but they did not confirm anything in writing and wanted to restrict the theatrical life of the film to enable the film to be a novelty on their platform. Saying no to them was one of the toughest decisions we ever had to make, but it paid off.”

Backed by one of the leading French sales companies, Pyramide International, the producers started in January to work on the positioning of the film as an Academy Awards® contender. To date the film has found a home in more than 30 countries between distributors and broadcasters, proving its international appeal.

“Locally, the film took home two awards at the longest running festival in southern Africa, The Durban International Film Festival, for Best Actor and Best South African Director,” says producer Cait Pansegrouw. “It was the best-performing film at both of its qualifying run cinemas in September. It’s a film that was five years in the making, from inception, and it is one that all South Africans can be proud of”.

In August, The New York Times listed ‘The Wound’ on their Critic’s Pick List during its theatrical run in the USA, and most recently The Economist listed the film under ‘What is the World Watching’. ‘Inxeba’ is being represented in the US by Kino Lorber, one of the world’s top distributors of the finest art house and international films. Variety already picked up on the film’s promise, by announcing the South African entry yesterday calling it “An unflinching examination of sexuality, masculinity and cultural identity”. The film has won 12 International Awards thus far, three them in the United States.

Peter Kwele, Head of Marketing and Communications at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) congratulated the creators of ‘Inxeba’, saying, “It is important for the content we produce to disrupt and propel audiences to introspect and the film’s focus on important aspects of our culture and traditions, while addressing topical issues of identity, masculinity and sexuality does just that. I hope that we as South Africans will engage constructively around these issues.”

‘Inxeba’ follows in the footsteps of ‘Moonlight’, which won last years’ Oscar® for Best Film.

“’Inxeba’ is well positioned to secure a nomination and is now fundraising for an American campaign to ensure the best possible visibility for the film,” says Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, which is distributing the film in South Africa.

“To be honest, this would not be a satisfying moment if it wasn’t for the overwhelming love and goodwill we’ve received from South African (and in particular isiXhosa) audiences in the last few weeks,” said director John Trengove. “Going into this, we were committed to making the kind of film that wasn’t being made in our industry. We told a story we felt was urgent, and we created the kind of male characters that we think are sorely lacking on our screens. We never once thought we’d make a crowd-pleasing film, let alone one that would represent South Africa as an Oscar® submission. I hope this encourages other local filmmakers to take bigger risks and to try to express something of our uniquely South African experience.”

Previous submissions to this category from South Africa includes ‘Skoonheid’ (Beauty), ‘Four Corners’, ‘Elelwani’, ‘Noem My Skollie’ and ‘Little One’ amongst others.

‘Inxeba’ will release nationwide in South Africa in February 2018.


Festival Connects Africa And The World Through Film

Industry Driven Programme Focused on Positive Collaboration

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival,  taking place from October 12th – 21st at the    V & A Waterfront will be not only a celebration of film, but also is the start of a collaborative project aimed at driving the growth of the local film industry.

As a wholly independent festival, managed, funded, and operated by a small and diverse team of industry professionals, the aim of both the Market and the Festival has been to focus on the positive elements within the industry and to work towards a collaborative and inclusive approach.

The team behind the Festival reflects this aim and includes a diverse group of young managers. They are supported by more experienced working industry professionals including CEO Nazeera Hartly Roach, and Marketing Director Jehad Kasu.

Kasu says this about the team, “I think it’s worth mentioning that the company has a female CEO of colour who is the anchor of our team. I think it makes a bold statement about the transformation of ownership of businesses in the country. Additionally, many of our management team are young people of colour and we have made a committed attempt to use small black-owned businesses as suppliers. We are committed from our own personal experience to reach out to communities locally and further afield.”

Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien is a local home-grown filmmaker. From humble Cape Flats beginnings , Rafiq was nominated for an Oscar for the 2013 short film Asad.

“I am glad that the Festival has produced so many discussions about the state of the industry,” says Rafiq. “Our aim is to be as collaborative as possible, and to be just one of the many positive projects that drive our industry forward. As a filmmaker, and specifically as a filmmaker from Cape Town, I understand the challenges that are out there, and together with a small and dedicated team, we are attempting to create a platform that will continue to develop, evolve, and ultimately, serve the needs of the industry as a whole. We invite people to join us in this process, with both positive and critical feedback, as the most important thing is to be part of the collaborative solution.”

The CTIFM&F programme includes both industry and public focused events, all produced with the aim of igniting conversation that pushes forward the development of the local film industry. The 4-day business-driven expo is focused on the smaller support services that drive the film industry locally, with a complimentary schedule of industry events that includes local and  international film industry professionals.

A host of additional local and international filmmakers and industry professionals have been added to the schedule of panel discussions and workshops, including Maynard Kraak (South African producer and director), Lee Ann van Rooi (Africa Academy Award Support Actress Nominee), Akin Omotoso (Nigerian director and actor), and Mapumba Cilombo, (composer and director).

Additionally, the CTIFM&F has invited top international professionals to share invaluable experience and insights that will benefit all local producers and industry professionals.

The festival is excited to host Aron Warner on the programme as one of these guests. Aron, who won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as the producer of Shrek, and who featured as the voice of the Big Bad Wolf in the film, can teach delegates about Oscar-winning animation as well as voice artistry. He is in a position to help delegates commercialise their projects.

The CTIFM&F has also shown a commitment to addressing two of the biggest needs in the industry: distribution and funding. The workshop schedule includes these important sessions: Performers/Actors Forum, moderated by Colin Daries, that focuses on building sustainable careers for artists and creatives, and a session on Growing Film Economies, hosted by Justin Grey, as well as workshops focused on the Art of Pitching.

Building bridges across Africa is also essential to the local industry and the CTIFM&F has reached out to filmmaking communities from across Africa with delegations from a host of countries attending the event and sharing their experiences. These will include Cameroon that will be represented by a host of filmmakers and producers while Kenya’s Tilo Blythe from Whatsgood Studio will also be running a workshop on creating content for multi media platforms. Egypt’s Azza El Hosseiny from the Luxor Film Festival will also take part in the discussion on Film Festivals.

In the 10 days of film screenings of the Film Festival of a range of incredible international films, there is also host of South African films. These include the world premiere of District Six: Rising from the Dust, by local filmmaker Weaam Williams, the world premiere of Woodwind, the extraordinary work by Fin Manjoo, as well as the world premiere of Liana Hassim’s Gracie.

The South African premiere of Kagiso Lediga’s Matwetwe will take place hot-on-the-heels of its world premiere in the US. These and other premieres will all have the directors in attendance hosting Q&A’s after the screenings.

Other South African films to be screened include Ndamu Farisani’s Make Up and Cigarettes, Puleng Stewart and Jannous Aukema’s Until the Silence, and Jesse Brown’s Post amongst others.

The full festival schedule, as well as market programme will be posted this week on


M-Net, M-Net Binge, M-Net City Line-up For October 2017 (updated 29-09)

Schedule Update: M-Net, M-Net Binge and M-Net City line-up for October 2017
(Issue Date: 29 September 2017)

M-Net Schedule Updates:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale season 1 has been added to the October schedule and will now start Monday 30 October at 22:00.
  • This means that From Dusk Til Dawn season 3 will move off the October schedule and will be broadcast at a later date in early 2018.
  • The comedy Vice Principals season 1 has been added to the schedule and will start on Friday 6 October at 23:10.
  • The Deuce season 1 has been moved off the schedule. A replacement for this will be communicated at a later date.

M-Net Binge Updates:

  • Teen Wolf season 5 has been replaced with Once Upon A Time season 6 on Saturday 21 October and Sunday 22 October.

Saturday Movies

Saturday 07 October 2017

21:30 Blair Witch 16VL Horror

The terrifying sequel to the blockbuster horror. The brother of one of the victims finds the tape of his sister’s death. He ventures into the evil forest looking for answers.

Read the SAMDB review of Blair Witch.

Saturday 14 October 2017

21:00 Shut In 16V Drama

Naomi Watts is paralysed by fear in this thriller. A reclusive child psychologist treats a troubled boy whose disappearance and presumed death soon turns into a nightmarish haunting.

Read the SAMDB review of Shut In.

Saturday 21 October 2017

21:00 Hell Or High Water 16VSL Crime

Ben Foster and Chris Pine give riveting performances as two brothers who are about to lose their family ranch to the bank. They decide to rob the bank that are foreclosing on it.

Read the SAMDB review of Hell or High Water.

Saturday 28 October 2017

21:00 Lights Out 16V Horror

A chilling horror that will make you sleep with the lights on. A malicious spirit terrorises a broken family as it attacks them, using the dark and their mother as a weapon.

Read the SAMDB review of Lights Out.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 01 October 2017

20:05 Assassin’s Creed 13VL Action

Michael Fassbender stars as the popular video game protagonist in this action-packed fantasy. A man is transported into the past of his ancestor who was a master assassin.

Read the SAMDB review of Assassin’s Creed.

Sunday 08 October 2017

20:05 Boo! A Madea Halloween 13VSL Comedy

Tyler Perry brings us another round of raucous comedy. Madea ends up in the middle of mayhem when she spends Halloween tackling the paranormal.

Read the SAMDB review of Boo! A Madea Halloween.

Sunday 15 October 2017

20:05 Passengers 13VS Science Fiction

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in this Oscar nominated sci-fi adventure. A passenger on a travelling spacecraft awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years too early.

Read the SAMDB review of Passengers.

Sunday 22 October 2017

20:05 Sully  PG13L Drama

Based on the incredible true story, Oscar winner Tom Hanks stars as an aircraft pilot who makes a miraculous crash landing after a plane’s engines give out.

Read the SAMDB review of Sully.

Sunday 29 October 2017

20:05 The Girl On The Train 16VSNL Drama

Emily Blunt stars in this deeply unsettling thriller about a divorcée who becomes entangled in the investigation of a missing woman, that sends shockwaves through her life.

Read the SAMDB review of The Girl on the Train.

World Cinema Movies

(Note: Additional repeat has been added. See it again on Thursdays just after 03:00)

Sunday 01 October 2017

22:45 Roommates Wanted 13SL Comedy

This charming French comedy follows the tale of a lonely widower who, after a happy misunderstanding, ends up lodging three energetic young adults.

Sunday 08 October 2017

22:45 The Crew 18VSNL  Action

Action and danger weaves its way through this slick French crime thriller. A group of skilled robbers find themselves executing a job for a dangerous, bigtime mobster.

Sunday 15 October 2017

22:45 Marie Krøyer 16SN Drama

Based on the life of the famous Danish painter, this biographical period drama follows the tumultuous marriage of P.S. Krøyer and his wife Marie.

Sunday 22 October 2017

22:45 1864  16VSNL Drama

Chronicling one of the most violent wars in history, this Danish epic follows the story of two brothers who are called to the frontlines in an era of political turmoil.

Sunday 29 October 2017

23:10 Moonlight 16VSL Drama

An eye-opening drama that won the Oscar for best picture. Looking at everything from sexuality to violence, this film follows a young man who grows up in a rough Miami neighbourhood.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Sunday 01 October 2017

22:05 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 04 0024  *Series returns from break*

Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Monday 02 October 2017

19:00 Prison Break 2017 01 0001 “Ogygia” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this thrilling revival, based on the blockbuster drama, Lincoln Burrows receives a mysterious and unbelievable message: his brother, Michael Scofield may still be alive.

20:00 Madam Secretary 03 0023 “Article 5” *Season 3 Ends*

Elizabeth heads to Brussels to seek NATO’s support against Russia when it threatens to invade Bulgaria in the season finale of this critically acclaimed political drama.

21:00 Ten Days In The Valley 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick returns to television for this edge-of-your-seat thriller. An overworked TV producer and single mother’s life is thrown into turmoil when her daughter goes missing.

Thursday 05 October 2017

22:00 The Last Kingdom 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

The second season premiere of this 9th century drama sees Uhtred the fearless and instinctive warrior, begin his voyage north to avenge Earl Ragnar’s death. Based on the best-selling novels.

Friday 06 October 2017

23:10 Vice Principals 01 0001 #01 “The Principal” *Season 1 Starts*

The series premiere of this raucous comedy sees two vice principals of a high school go to extremes to get the coveted school principal job when it becomes vacant. Oscar-nominee Bill Murray guest stars.

Monday 09 October 2017

20:00 The Good Doctor 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this introspective medical drama from the creator of ‘House’, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome relocates to work at a prestigious hospital. Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) stars.

Thursday 12 October 2017

21:00 Zoo 03 0001 “No Place Like Home *Season 3 Starts*

The season premiere of the dystopian thriller opens ten years after the animals are cured. A new threat rises in the form of ‘the hybrids’: an army of unstoppable lab-made creatures.

Saturday 21 October 2017

17:30 New Girl 07 0001 *Season 7 Starts*

Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel stars in this Emmy-nominated oddball comedy about an offbeat young woman and her equally quirky housemates.

Sunday 22 October 2017

22:00 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver *Series breaks and returns in November*

Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Monday 23 October 2017

22:00 The Path 02 0013 “Mercy” *Season 2 Ends*

Cal struggles to maintain control over The Movement while Eddie attempts to reconcile his love for his family with his newfound role as a leader, in the season finale of this provocative drama.

Monday 30 October 2017

22:00 The Handmaid’s Tale 01 001 *Season 1 Starts*

Based on the celebrated novel of the same name and starring the talented Elisabeth Moss, this dystopian drama explores a future in which women are forced to live as concubines under a religious fundamentalist regime

Sunday 01 October 2017 

21:30 The Good Fight 01 0006 “Social Media And Its Discontents” 16L

22:28 The Good Fight 01 0007 “Not So Grand Jury” 13L

23:18 The Good Fight 01 0008 “Reddick V Boseman” 16L

00:11 The Good Fight 01 0009 “Self Condemned” 13L

01:05 The Good Fight 01 0010 “Chaos” 16L

Saturday 07 October 2017 

21:30 Vampire Diaries 08 0001 “Hello, Brother” 16V

22:17 Vampire Diaries 08 0002 “Today Will Be Different” 16V

23:04 Vampire Diaries 08 0003 “You Decided I Was Worth Saving” 16V

23:50 Vampire Diaries 08 0004 “An Eternity Of Misery” 16V

00:37 Vampire Diaries 08 0005 “Coming Home Was A Mistake” 16V

01:24 Vampire Diaries 08 0006 “Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path To Hell” 16V

02:11 Vampire Diaries 08 0007 “The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You” 16V

02:58 Vampire Diaries 08 0008 “We Have History Together” 16V

Sunday 08 October 2017

21:30 Vampire Diaries 08 0009 “The Simple Intimacy Of The Near Touch” 16V

22:17 Vampire Diaries 08 0010 “Nostalgia’s A Bitch” 16V

23:04 Vampire Diaries 08 0011 “You Made A Choice To Be Good” 16V

23:51 Vampire Diaries 08 0012 “What Are You?” 16V

00:38 Vampire Diaries 08 0013 “The Lies Will Catch Up To You” 16V

01:25 Vampire Diaries 08 0014 “It’s Been A Hell Of A Ride” 16VL

02:12 Vampire Diaries 08 0015 “We’re Planning A June Wedding” 16L

02:59 Vampire Diaries 08 0016 “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours” 16V

Saturday 14 October 2017

21:30 The Originals 04 0001 “Gather Up The Killers” 16V

22:17 The Originals 04 0002 “No Quarter” 16V

23:04 The Originals 04 0003 “Haunter Of Ruins” 16V

23:51 The Originals 04 0004 “Keepers Of The House” 16V

00:38 The Originals 04 0005 “I Hear You Knocking” 16V

01:25 The Originals 04 0006 “Bag Of Cobras” 16V

02:12 The Originals 04 0007 “High Water And A Devil’s Daughter” 16V

Sunday 15 October 2017

21:30 The Originals 04 0008 “Voodoo In My Blood” 16V

22:16 The Originals 04 0009 “Queen Death” 16V

23:03 The Originals 04 0010 “Phantomesque” 16V

23:49 The Originals 04 0011 “A Spirit Here That Won’t Be Broken” 16V

00:36 The Originals 04 0012 “Voodoo Child” 16V

01:22 The Originals 04 0013 “The Feast Of All Sinners”    16V

Saturday 21 October 2017

21:30 Once Upon A Time 06 0001  13V

22:17 Once Upon A Time 06 0002  13V

23:04 Once Upon A Time 06 0003  13V

23:51 Once Upon A Time 06 0004   13V

00:38 Once Upon A Time 06 0005   13V

01:25 Once Upon A Time 06 0006   13V

02:12 Once Upon A Time 06 0007   13V

02:59 Once Upon A Time 06 0008   13VL

03:46 Once Upon A Time 06 0009   13V

04:33 Once Upon A Time 06 0010   13V

05:20 Once Upon A Time 06 0011   13V

Sunday 22 October 2017

21:30 Once Upon A Time 06 0012   13VL

22:17 Once Upon A Time 06 0013   13V

23:04 Once Upon A Time 06 0014   13V

23:51 Once Upon A Time 06 0015   13VL

00:30 Once Upon A Time 06 0016   13V

01:15 Once Upon A Time 06 0017   13V

02:00 Once Upon A Time 06 0018   13V

02:45 Once Upon A Time 06 0019   13V

03:30 Once Upon A Time 06 0020   13V

04:15 Once Upon A Time 06 0021   13VL

05:00 Once Upon A Time 06 0022   13V

Saturday 28 October 2017

21:30 Teen Wolf 06 0001 “Memory Lost” 16V

22:17 Teen Wolf 06 0002 “Superposition” 16VS

23:03 Teen Wolf 06 0003 “Sundowning” 16V

23:50 Teen Wolf 06 0004 “Relics” 16V

00:36 Teen Wolf 06 0005 “Radio Silence” 16V

Sunday 29 October 2017

21:30 Teen Wolf 06 0006 “Ghosted” 16V

22:17 Teen Wolf 06 0007 “Hearthless” 16V

23:03 Teen Wolf 06 0008 “Blitzkrieg” 16V

23:50 Teen Wolf 06 0009 “Memory Found” 16V

00:36 Teen Wolf 06 0010 “Riders On The Storm” 16V

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 05 October 2017

20:00 The Fixer 06 0016 “Transfer Of Power” *Season 6 Ends*

In the tense season finale of the acclaimed political drama, Fitz takes advantage of his last few days, using his power to make unexpected changes. From Emmy-nominee Shonda Rhimes.

21:00 The Good Fight 01 0001 “Inauguration” *Season 1 Starts* (Aired on M-Net and M-Net Binge)

This spin-off of the acclaimed legal drama ‘The Good Wife’ picks up one year after the latter’s finale. In the premiere, a financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell.

Friday 06 October 2017

19:00 Quantico 02 0022 “Resistance” *Season 2 Ends*

A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest, yet one of them is suspected of masterminding an attack on New York City.

Thursday 12 October 2017

20:00 The Catch 02 0001 “The New Deal” *Season 2 Starts* (Aired on M-Net and M-Net Binge)

Shonda Rhimes’ sexy cat-and-mouse drama returns for a second round of thrills. In the season premiere, conman Benjamin Jones makes the ultimate sacrifice- by going to jail.

Friday 13 October 2017

18:00 Criminal Minds 12 0001 “The Crimson King” *Season 12 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

In the twelfth season premiere, Agent Luke Alvez joins the BAU team, who is tasked with capturing a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts. Emmy-nominated crime drama.

23:15 Lucifer 02 0001 “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer” *Season 2 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

Tom Ellis (Rush) stars as the devil himself in this dark fantasy series. In the season two premiere, Lucifer and Amenadiel have a common goal: find their mother, who’s escaped from hell.

Saturday 14 October 2017

19:00 Training Day 01 0013 “Elegy Pt. 2” *Season 1 Ends*

Kyle, Tommy and Rebecca must rescue Frank when he goes on a rogue mission to Mexico to locate intel linked to the murder of Kyle’s father.

20:00 Code Black 02 0001 “Second Year” *Season 2 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

In the season premiere of this fast-paced medical drama, Colonel Ethan Willis (Golden Globe nominee Rob Lowe) joins the team at the hospital. From the writer of ‘North Country’.

Sunday 15 October 2017

22:00 The Leftovers 03 0008 “The Book Of Nora” *Season 3 Ends*

In the series finale, Nora prepares to go to the ‘other side’, more determined than ever to reunite with her family. Acclaimed psychological drama from the writer of ‘Lost’.

23:20 Animal Kingdom 02 0001 “Eat What You Kill” *Season 2 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

In the season premiere, the boys blame Smurf (Golden Globe nominee Ellen Barkin) after a failed heist, sending shockwaves through the family. Powerful and tense crime drama from the producer of ‘Southland’.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

19:00 Blue Bloods 07 0022 “The Thin Blue Line” *Season 7 Ends*

When Danny intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel, he becomes a target in the season finale of this popular crime drama.

20:00 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 04 0001 “The Ghost” *Season 4 Starts* (Aired on Vuzu Amp)

In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same. Coulson teams with Mack to track down Inhumans.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

22:00 Apple Tree Yard 01 0004 *Season 1 Ends*

The trial continues and Costley’s lawyer hinges her defence on the claim that Costley suffers from a personality disorder. A woman’s dangerous affair spirals out of control in this psychological thriller.

Sunday 22 October 2017

18:00 Madam Secretary 03 0001 “Sea Change” *Season 3 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

Acclaimed political drama starring Téa Leoni as the Secretary of State. In the third season premiere, climate change becomes a hot topic for Elizabeth, after a storm destroys a naval base in Bahrain.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

22:00 Falling Water 01 0001 “Don’t Tell Bill” *Season 1 Starts* (Aired on M-Net)

The Emmy-winning producer of ‘Homeland’ penned this surreal psychological drama. In the series premiere, three unrelated people slowly realise that they share separate parts of a single, common dream.

Thursday 26 October 2017

22:00 Wentworth 04 0012 “Seeing Red” *Season 4 Ends*

In the season finale, Bea becomes intent on delivering her own justice in the name of everyone who has suffered at the hands of Ferguson. Critically acclaimed, this drama unfolds in a women’s prison.