South Africa was front and center on the global stage this summer as it hosted the World Cup and now its art and culture is making waves. For the first time ever, Vancouver is hosting a South African Film Festival this weekend at the Empire 7 Granville Cinemas. The festival will showcase eight South African documentaries and feature films that show the new face of the country.
Seven of the eight films are Canadian debuts and organizers believe this to be the first South African Film Festival outside of the country itself. With 60,000 South Africans living in the Lower Mainland (and plenty of film lovers) they hope to make this an annual event.
Tickets are $9 and $12 for matinee or evening screenings January 22nd or 23rd. I am also giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the opening gala on Saturday. These tickets (value $25 each) include a screening of the film “SKIN” at 7:30pm followed by the gala event with South African food and wine.
Here’s how you can enter to win one of three pairs of opening gala tickets:
I will draw 3 winners (who will each get a pair of tickets) at random from all entries tomorrow, January 20th, at 9:00am.
Update The winners are Kate, @bartdebaere, and Marie have a great time!