Ugu Film Festival attracts big names

2016-09-29 06:00
Ugu film Festival CEO, Senzo Zindela (left) and Welcome Msomi (KZN Film Commission chair).PHOTO: supplied

Ugu film Festival CEO, Senzo Zindela (left) and Welcome Msomi (KZN Film Commission chair).PHOTO: supplied

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INFORMATION and entertainment was enjoyed at the fourth annual Ugu Film Festival (UGUFF), which was held from 15 to 18 September.

UGUFF is the project of Sollywood CEO, Senzo Zindela, aimed at educating aspiring film writers, producers, actors and other talents in the film industry. The festival also strives to give recognition to those who have prospered in the industry.

The festival organisers invited people from all walks of life, including international and local film talents.

Zindela said the event was so successful it resulted in international guests signing agreements to use some South Coast locations for their films.

“Our Thailand partners enjoyed every minute of it and signed a co-production agreement to produce an action film starring a Zulu guy, where they will be converting our Zulu dance techniques, and create new martial arts that has never been seen before,” said Zindela.

He said the film will look more or less like Onk Bang, the action film starring Tony Jaa.

This year’s event was so big it attracted KZN Film Commission chairman, Welcome Msomi.

Guests and stakeholders agreed that this year’s festival turnout was more than expected and the response and engagements from guests proved that the South Coast is ready for the film industry.

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