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INAUGURAL DISCOVER SUMMIT SETS THE STAGE FOR GAUTENG FILM RENAISSANCE

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) proudly reflects on the inaugural Discover Summit, an initiative aimed at nurturing a vibrant ecosystem for both emerging and established filmmakers. Held at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre on May 9th and 10th, the event shone the spotlight on the cinematic landscape of Gauteng.

The vision of the Gauteng Film Commission to create an inclusive and dynamic platform for filmmakers of all caliber’s was realised with the unveiling of the Discover Summit.

Over two transformative days, the event showcased a kaleidoscope of masterclasses led by industry titans, covering diverse facets of filmmaking including droning, film scoring, producing, animation, and beyond.

These sessions not only imparted invaluable knowledge but also sparked inspiration and collaboration amongst attendees.

The events centrepiece, the dynamic parade that took over the streets of Sandton CBD, symbolized the celebratory spirit and collective passion driving Gauteng's film

community forward. Welcoming 1000 delegates, the Discover Summit served as a beacon of opportunity, uniting filmmakers from all walks of life in pursuit of cinematic

excellence.

A highlight of the summit was the vibrant exhibitions  curated by film practitioners,which showcased the myriad opportunities within the industry. From cutting-edge technologies to innovative storytelling techniques, these exhibits underscored the rich tapestry of talent and innovation inherent in Gauteng’s film community.

The pinnacle of the Discover Summit was the celebratory evening of the Discover Summit Recognition Merits, where the Gauteng Film Commission honoured the outstanding contributions of filmmakers.

Among the esteemed recipients were:

 Best Skills Development Programme: Actor Spaces Academy

 Best Emerging Filmmaker: Bheki Ncube

 Best Location Scout: Allan Rheeder

 Best Audience Development Initiative: Fakugesi Film Festival

 Best Marketing and Distribution: Kgosana Monchusi

 Best Soundtrack: Godisamang Khonou

 Best Animation: Kabelo Maaka

 Best Female Filmmaker: Bongiwe Selane

 Best Quality of Film (Storyline, Visual Creativity): Vincent Moloi

 Lifetime Contribution to the Film Industry: Jerry Mofokeng

In expressing gratitude for the summit’s success, Keitumetse Lebaka, CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission, remarked, “We extend our deepest appreciation to our partners and sponsors, esteemed speakers, and the Gauteng Department of Sports.”

Arts, Culture and Recreation, under the leadership of MEC  Morakane Mosupyoe, whose unwavering support made this summit possible.

“We also applaud the filmmakers of Gauteng for their creative energy and flair, which truly made this event a resounding success.

Lebaka continued, “To our merit recipients, congratulations on your well-deserved recognition. Your contributions exemplify the spirit of innovation and excellence that

defines our industry.  As we conclude this inaugural summit, let us continue to inspire and enrich the film industry of South Africa with our collective passion and

dedication.”

As the curtains draw on this event, the Gauteng Film Commission looks forward to building upon its success, propelling Gauteng’s film industry to even greater heights

In the years to come.

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