SABC Ekhuruleni International Film Festival

The Ekurhuleni International Film Festival is initiated by Rhythm Cycle Projects, Make It Happen Productions and Nghalamona Entertainment. This is done in partnership with the City of Ekurhuleni: Arts, Culture and Heritage. The purpose of the festival is to empower local and international filmmakers. This will provide them with vital filmmaking skills; create networking opportunities with local and international broadcasters. This will also promote the local businesses through the film industry and mainstream economic development across a variety of sectors of the economy.

The Ekurhuleni International Film Festival (EIFF) is an opportunity for all students from Colleges or Universities and independent producers. The purpose is to present their films to a large audience in Africa and the rest of the world. It’s a celebration of our local and international filmmakers.

The City of Ekurhuleni is truly honoured and blessed to claim Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo, known for the better part of his life simply as OR, as one of its own. O R Tambo sacrificed life’s comforts so that today we can all enjoy relative peace, stability and tranquillity. We are proud of the fact that South Africa’s and Africa’s premier international airport, situated in our metro, is named after this great man who was hailed at his funeral as “a great giant who strode the earth like a colossus” by Nelson Mandela. And it is fitting that the O R Tambo Narrative Centre in Wattville, Ekurhuleni, together with the O R and Adelaide Tambo gravesite monument in Tamboville Cemetery, will be a place where all South Africans, Africans, and progressive people of the world will come to learn of the life and times of this great son of Africa, of his immense contribution to humanity, and in so doing celebrate his everlasting legacy.

Mondli Gungubele

Mayor, City of Ekurhuleni

The EIFF  will be held at OR Tambo Cultural Precinct which is one of the most imperative venues in the heritage of South Africa. The Precinct is characterized by the OR Tambo Museum, craft centre an amphitheatre, and environmental buildings that have a big solar power station to power about 200 local households. The precinct has a small lake that has bird and aquatic life as one of its views. The venue is a few minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport which is Africa’s biggest and busiest international airport. The venue is also closer to hotels, guest houses and motels.