The time has finally arrived

The Sydney South African Film Festival opens on Thursday 9th May.
With the beautiful heart-warming tale Liyana.
It ends on Sunday May 19th with the wise and impactful Kanarie.

10 days: 8 compelling features and documentaries about essential South Africa.

To all our wonderful supporters

We are excited to be able to welcome you to our festival. It’s all systems go, everything is (almost) prepped and ready for us to have an exhilarating time!

There are still some tickets available to some of the films: BOOK NOW

Education Without Borders

Education without Borders: we are thrilled to be able to announce that we have now managed to raise the money so that the 4th chapter of EwB in Bellville South will run for the year of 2019! Huge thanks to our incredible sponsors and donors! This is indeed a remarkable achievement for our inaugural year.

Visit our website for information about the Auction, the Silent Auction, about the great speakers, the Choirs, the drumming, and about the organisation Education without Borders.

News for Hitchcock fans

Only for you as reader of this newsletter. It’s the screening of the film Nommer 37 (or Number 37 in English). Filmed to capacity audiences at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, Nommer 37 has won awards around the world.

“Nosipho Dumisa has paid tribute to a classic, while simultaneously building something completely her own. Hitchcock would be proud.”  Aaron B. Peterson – The Hollywood Outsider

“ … slick execution and impressive acting … the cinematographer is the opposite of immobile, his camera sweeping the teeming courtyard between apartment buildings and sneaking through narrow hallways and stairwells.”  Jeannette Catsoulis – New York Times

Election Day Special Nommer 37: Saturday May 18th 7pm BOOK NOW

Celebratory Night Auction

Saturday 11th May (including film and celebrations)

We want to acknowledge and deeply thank our major sponsor of this night South African Tourism

Venue: Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, Sydney

Ticket Price: All films $21 (concession only for Cinebuzz $20)

Celebratory Night Ticket Price: $60 (all inclusive: film and party)

See the website for dates and session times, synopses and trailers


Timeless Africa Safari

6 Days / 5 Nights for 2 two people including return flights, guided tour of Cape Town, 3 night’s accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront and 2 night’s accommodation at Molori Safari, Madikwe… see more

Berrilee Ridge

A weekend for 10 people less than an hour from Sydney. Described by past guests as nothing less than heavenly: enjoy tastefully decorated mansion, landscaped gardens, swimming pools and all set in 25 acres of natural bushland. Only the sounds of yourselves in nature. see more

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  • Rhona Gaitz Glass Platter
  • Knit for Life Babywear
  • Harry Hartog Book Collection
  • La Luna Mohair Blanket
  • La Luna Mesh Urn
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  • Bridgeclimb Sydney for 2
  • The Green Door at Brunswick Heads
  • Brown Sugar – Dinner Voucher
  • Arlene Normand – Nutritionist Consultation + Follow Up
  • Bryoni’s Hair & Parlourbox – Pampering Voucher
  • Avril Muller – Scrapbooking lesson & package
  • Macelleria – Dinner voucher

Please make sure you get to all screenings on time – or 10 minutes early!
We will have beautiful beads on sale, SA confectionery (sweets) on sale and even Biltong for purchase!

Besides the great selection of films, your experience at this festival will offer you a taste of many delights of South Africa.

The very best thing is that all net proceeds are in support of Education without Borders (EwB), and specifically a new project in Bellville South, Cape Town.

Learn more about the Bellville South project on our website here, or visit the EwB website here.

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This is the fifth of a series of newsletters in the lead up to the festival – to give you some insider information, and to help you plan and enjoy the event.

Your passionate festival committee,