Mthethwa to open 3rd BRICS Film Festival

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will this afternoon officially open the 3rd BRICS Film Festival at the 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, the 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 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. –