Our 2013 sponsors


Outing the First

Thursday 29th May 2014 to Sunday 1st June 2014

Public Call for DIRECTORS

This Call is an opportunity for talented, experienced DIRECTORS, professionals who have the relevant filmmaking experience, but who have not yet made a feature film. Read more about the Call for Directors here.

In the words, almost, of Gloria Gaynor “Did you think we’d crumble? Did you think we’d lay down and die?” Oh noooo not us! We are still celebrating our 20th with this last edition of 2013 and the support of the National Film & Video Foundation, Nu Metro cinemas, our generous 8333 members, advertisers and sponsors – HIVOS, the Sunday Times, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the French Embassy, City of Cape Town, Graton Guest House, 6 Spin Street Restaurant and Original Cocktails. The MySchool returns are tiny currently, an average of R1,500 a month, but once we’ve paid off the cost of the cards, that figure will double, and it all adds up, so keep on shopping!

We are pleased to welcome all of our guests: Patrick Schuckman, from Germany with his Lose Your Head, will give two scriptwriting seminars; Louis(e) de Ville, the bad girl in the Portrait, from Kentucky via Paris will also perform live; and locals Benedict Roumega with White Lies, and AFDA filmmakers Oko Macanda with Somagwaza, and Duan Myburgh with his award winning The Brave Unseen.

Courtesy of Ster Kinekor we shall be screening the Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour. Please note that in Cape Town this screens at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront. This October offering is one of the strongest yet – so book your seats early to avoid disappointment and see you at the Fest!

Best wishes

We are delighted to pass on this message from Justice Edwin Cameron who seeks your support for OUT IN AFRICA’s MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising initiative.

“My appeal to you is to include OIA as your preferred charity. There are many causes competing for our compassion and money – but there is no one who will take care of LGBTIQ people if not you.”

Read the rest here...

DVDs for sale! Go to our online shop: shop.oia.co.za

Omnibus Feature Film Project

The Staff and Board of the Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are pleased to announce that a proposal, submitted in April 2011, for the making of a feature film has received approval from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

The feature film, currently referred to as the Omnibus includes multiple protagonists and a number of thematically linked plots. This style is also referred to as a “Parallel Narrative” and describes titles such as Babel, 21 Grams and Traffic.

Read more here: Omnibus Feature Film Project