South African
Film Festival

The Sydney South African Film Festival is thrilled to present features and documentaries that explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa

South Africa is a land of great beauty, tragedy, vibrancy, complexity, humanity and colour. With its diverse population, rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equality, and complex political and economic reality, the country has produced outstanding cinema.

The films you will see at SSAFF are among the best.

You will be entertained, touched and informed.

In Support of
Education without Borders

We are inspired by our partners in Vancouver and Toronto:
Vancouver South African Film Festival and Toronto South African Film Festival

We are all supporting Education without Borders, a foundation operating in SA since 2002.

EwB (Australia) is a registered charity (ABN 11363125088) with Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)

Further, ALL donations to EwB (Australia) are tax deductible through our partnership with Australian NGO, Global Development Group.
Funds are closely monitored ensuring transparency and accountability.


Bellville South Project

Implemented by Education without Borders (South Africa)

Funded by Education without Borders (Australia)

EwB Australia raising the funds: Through the Sydney South African Film Festival (SSAFF)

In 2019, EwB (SA) will be launching its 4th site of operation: Bellville South is an economically marginalized community, the average household earning is under R3,000/month ($300/month). The main social distress behaviours are substance abuse, domestic violence and gangsterism.

The pilot phase of this partnership will offer mentoring and psychosocial support to 120 learners. The pilot phase will be carefully evaluated. The orientation of the program is:

  • Small group focused – learner to tutor ratio that maximises learning
  • Shared infrastructure – to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Mentorship – to help tutors learn from experienced teachers
  • Coordinated – with the in-school curriculum and existing educational objectives and policies

To hear more about this work, please email Di on di@ssaff.org.au