Rhythm Cycle Projects in partnership with The City of Ekurhuleni are rolling out the 3rd Ekurhuleni International Film Festival from 21-23 June 2019 .

The heat is on. The Ekurhuleni International Film Festival is on a mission to
attract aspiring and emerging filmmakers locally and internationally. This festival will be in from 21-23 June 2019 at the Germiston Theatre.

The aim is to create an annual film festival that will give emerging filmmakers an
opportunity to screen their films. Filmmakers are urged to send their 3 minute trailer /
screeners and films before the 15th of April 2019. Professional industry adjudicators will select the suitably qualified films to be screened daily throughout the festival.

Additionally workshops and seminars will be conducted to expand film development
projects to aspiring filmmakers. Films or documentaries of any genre are welcome to promote potential. Local and international investors to invest in the emerging film industry thereby creating sustainable jobs, boosting tourism and attracting international visitors to explore our country. The festival promises to be a flamboyant affair filled with a melting pot of cultures and offering a bouquet of creative variety. For more information call or email us.

1.BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
2.BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
3.BEST SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE FILM
4.BEST SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT FILM
5.BEST EKURHULENI FEATURE FILM
6.BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
7.BEST SHORT FILM
8.BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
9.BEST EDITING
10.BEST FINAL MIX
11.BEST STORYLINE
12.BEST TRAILER/PROMO/ADVERT
13.BEST MUSIC VIDEO
14.BEST DIRECTOR
15.BEST PRODUCER
16.BEST ACTOR
17.BEST ACTRESS
18.MOST INNOVATIVE CONCEPT
19.PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
20.LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Who Can Submit a Film?

As long as you are a College or University student or an independent producer you can submit a film. This year we’re accepting submissions mainly from: Africa, Latin America, Asia and The rest of the world.

The person submitting the film must have had a major creative role in the production of the film.

What’s the Submission Process?
Your submission should include the following:

A trailer of your film. This can be delivered to us or emailed to as an mov or mp4 file. Trailers will be used to advertise the Film Festival.

Who Decides Which Films Will Be Screened?
The Ekurhuleni International Film Festival (EIFF) is organizing the 3rd Annual Film Festival. Members of the selection committee will view the films and decide which ones are screened at the festival. We will likely screen all submissions, but it is based on the amount and length of the submissions we receive.

What Kinds of Film Are You Looking For?
We are looking for any genre and style of film. Be it documentary or experimental.

What’s In It For Me?
You get to show your film to a huge audience! EIFF has appointed a Film Festival Awards Selection Committee, which will vote on and distribute awards the submitted films.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • I was unable to attend, tried to communicate and it took forever to get any respond, therefore I can't say much.

    July 2019
  • Koketšo Makgalema Lennox Thobela

    The festival was well organised and the experience was awesome for me as a first time film maker. Looking forward for next year's event.

    July 2019
  • Xolisa P Mpafa

    It was great, nice experience. Thanks Ekurhuleni International Film Festival and Film Freeway

    July 2019
  • TSAKISI NDOU

    They so professional I enjoyed watching my movies and getting the awards I’m so excited for the coming annual
    Tk from Tkl films

    June 2019
  • Saahil Shirwaikar

    Unbiased, birlliant film festival which encourages upcoming talent and new concepts in films.
    However, even after winning the Best International Film Award, we have still not received our award, its been over 6 weeks. The communication from the other side needs to be better by atleast replying the Emails. Hope they resolve our issue at the earliest. Other than that, this is a fantastic film festival.

    June 2019