2019 program

Africa on Screen Film Festival celebrates the latest and best cinema from African-origin writers, filmmakers and actors.

Come and enjoy this rare opportunity to laugh, fall in love and have your heart broken to award-winning feature-length and short films from the ever-evolving continent.

The diverse cinematic visions from the various films will touch on the idea of coming home to the identity of oneself.

If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together -

Join the Africa on Screen team for this years industry networking night duly dubbed - Creative Indaba.

Africa On Screen will host this local filmmakers and creatives networking night kicking off with a pre festival - launch of the 2019 short film selection. Whether you are a film or media student; an aspiring or existing screenwriter, editor, director or producer; a film aficionado or just curious, come meet, mingle and be inspired.

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Tokoloshe

Dir: Jerome Pikwane

Where she goes it follows
Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager. When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly.

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Baby Mamas

Dir: Stephina Zwane

Toli, Chantel, Sandy and Joy are all in different stages of their own real-life baby mama drama.

CHANTEL discovers that she’s pregnant and her world is turned upside down, especially with a boyfriend who is not ready to be a father yet.

SANDY, who is still in love with the father of her child, had high hopes for their relationship but now has to deal with her ex moving on.

JOY is in a volatile, on-again-off-again relationship, filled with violent outbursts and constant allegations of infidelity.

TOLI is learning first hand that the most difficult part of dating as a single Mom is deciding how much you are willing to risk your own child’s heart, on your path to love.

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Hotel Called Memory

Dir: Akin Omotoso

Omotoso’s bold experiment with tone and visual poetics is immersive and largely silent. In a stripped back performance Nollywood starlet Nse Ikpe-Etim softens into the carefully crafted soundscape and cinematography. Set in Lagos, Zanzibar, and Cape Town, we follow Lola as she grapples with an immense sense of failure from a broken marriage.