GiF: Girls in Film (GiF) is a network and platform for new generation of female filmmakers. Founded in London, it operates internationally with events organised in cities around the world and platform that aims to represent young women filmmakers from different backgrounds.
GiF has organised a sold out event in Johannesburg in 2017 and this year, the founder Nikola Vasakova and cultural producer Julie Machin are visiting three main South African cities to reconnect and forge deeper relationships between creative communities in UK and SA.
For this occasion, GiF is curating a screening of films from young female filmmakers from African diaspora around the world, reflecting on experiences both personal and communal. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Girls in Film and Russel Hlongwane.
Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video art festival that will take place at over 15 spaces across the African continent from 16–18 November 2018.
Boda Boda Lounge is currently accepting video art submissions from artists based in Africa and of African descent. Selected submissions will be put forward for intracontinental screening and exhibition programming.
The Boda Boda Lounge festival is based on the conviction that video art can create exchanges between different contexts in Africa that allow both the transcending of physical boundaries and the creation of an intimate atmosphere for introspection and contemplation.