Cannes awaits local award-winning film maker

2016-04-21 06:00
Senzo Zindela will represent KZN at the Cannes Festival in France next month. Photo: vusi mthalane

Senzo Zindela will represent KZN at the Cannes Festival in France next month. Photo: vusi mthalane

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LOCAL award-winning owner of Sollywood Films, Senzo Zindela, is heading to France to attend the famous annual event that attracts major film makers in the world, the Cannes Film Festival.

He brought the Safta Golden Horn Award home last month for establishing the Ugu Film Festival. This award has opened many doors for him, putting the district in the spotlight, leading to his recognition as one of the best film producers in KZN. He will be going to Cannes as part of the KZN delegation. Cannes takes place from 11 to 22 May.

Film experts, SABC and series­ production houses that produce Rhythm City, Skeem Saam, had approached Zindela with proposals to produce a new TV series in the area­. Some of the famous faces that star in the South African TV and film industry are now partnering with him to do developmental work in their area as Zindela has done on the South Coast.

Zindela and the Arts, Film and Video Forum have a long -term plan to transform the South Coast into, not just a tourists destination, but to a preferred film and arts destination as it has all the resources at hand.

Local businesses that offer accommodation, transportation, suitable scenic locations, make up, casting, camera equipment rentals, editing studios etc. are invited to submit their details to Hilton O’Dwyer at for inclusion in a database to offer the film industry a full range of services.

A discounted package for film makers coming to the coast will be put together using details received to attract business. Individuals or businesses with suitable filming locations­ are requested to submit high resolution photos as soon as possible so the chosen locations can be added in the brochure to be utilised to market the area by Zindela on his visit to France.
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