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Sunday, December 4, 2022



The KZN African Film Festival (KAFF) hosted by the Kwa Mashu Community Advancement Projects (K-CAP Positive Arts) @ Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre (EMAC).

Since its foundation in 2003, KZN African Film Festival (KAFF) has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in the country, with programming that entertains, educates and inspires audiences through African-made films. Although internationally acclaimed, KAFF strives to make an impact on the local community of KwaZulu-Natal through promotion of South African made films, contribution to audience development and empowerment of aspirant and emerging filmmakers from previously-disadvantaged communities and beyond.

KAFF is this year celebrating 19 years of unique film screenings right at the community level – whilst gearing itself for the 20th anniversary in 2023. Such milestone was not going to be possible without the main partnership support of the KZN Department of Arts and Culture, KZN Film Commission, eThekwini Municipality, and National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and other in-kind partners. KAFF has been described as an “Africa Continental Connection Content” festival in the arts and entertainment space, with its unique nature of providing free informative workshops for aspirant arts and entertainment stars and bringing Hollywood entertainment stars such as Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover and Kirk Franklin to KwaMashu for KAFF.

The 2021 edition of KAFF attracted over 3,000 audiences for the film screenings, and collaborated with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), SABC, Ukhozi FM, Durban Film Office, the KZN Film Commission and a few media partners. KAFF is provincially spread through satellites in Mbazwana, Phongolo, Ulundi, Eshowe, Bulwer and Ndwedwe, amongst others.

The nature of the festival takes place in the form of film screenings, developmental workshops and seminars linked to the SA Film Industry. For all workshops, KAFF provides professional film facilitators (many of which are celebrities in SA film and TV). The festival seeks to contribute to audience development, targeting the previously-disadvantaged communities, enriching upcoming filmmakers with skills ranging from Acting for camera, Intellectual Property, Scriptwriting and Make-Up (special effects).

These workshops are free for communities and are part of the organisation’s mission of discovering, developing, exposing and contributing meaningfully and positively to society through positive arts.

Members of the community and upcoming filmmakers are encouraged to attend and take full advantage of these workshops by seasoned industry experts.

For this year’s opening, they will present pop sensation Lwa Ndlunkulu as the opening artist. The opening night will screen the movie Who’s My Daddy”, which is directed by David Kau and has a cast inclusive of Jason Goliath, Celeste Ntuli and Keru Kirsten to mention but a few.

For the closing night they will screen Thando which is produced by Kagiso Medupe and has a cast inclusive of Thembi Nyandeni, Zikhona Bali and Siyabonga Shibe.

These movies will bring their chosen cast to the festival, where they will have an opportunity to engage with the audience post-screening.

The organisers look forward to welcoming patrons to their home for the biggest African Film Festival.

Kwa Mashu Community Advancement Projects (K-CAP Positive Arts) is situated at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre (EMAC), B25 Giya Road, Kwa Mashu.

For more information contact 031 504 6970 or email: