Minister Mthethwa to officially open the 3rd BRICS Film Festival at Playhouse, Durban

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will on Sunday, 22 June 2018 officially open the 3rd BRICS Film Festival at Playhouse Company in Durban, KwaZulu Natal as part of the 10th international BRICS Summit.

Hosted through the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, BRICS film festival is aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from the BRICS countries, with the objective of inspiring more collaborations from these nations.

The opening night of the festival will honour Nelson Mandela through the screening of five, 5-minute short films produced by the respective countries under the facilitation of a South African production company, Via- Vollenhoven and Appollis Independent.  The theme for the short films is, “Mandela”. The film from each country reflects the uniqueness of the country, as well as how each member country relates to Nelson Mandela and the impact he had through leadership, politics, humanity, culture, and unity.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date                : Sunday, 22 JULY 2018

Time               : 18h00

Venue            : Playhouse Company, 231 Anton Lembede Street, Durban in KwaZulu Natal

Media RSVPS: Madimetja Moleba at Cell: 066 301 4675 / madimetjam@dac.gov.za or Xolelwa Nomgca at 082 568 6026 / xolelwan@nfvf.co.za

Enquiries: Zimasa Velaphi at 072 172 8925 or Minister’s spokesperson: Asanda Magaqa at 072 327 6807

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AN CULTURE

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