In December 2003, Kwa Mashu Community Advancement Projects (K-CAP) through Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre (EMAC) launched with success the KZN African Film Festival (KAFF). The KAFF is a community based film festival, which specifically focuses on screening South African Films, Africa Films and documentaries and unique world films in communities as part of audience development and promoting sustainable SA film appreciation. KAFF is entirely run at community venues with the main activities at K-CAP’s awesome Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa-Mashu. KAFF is complemented by its effective 5-days developmental workshops programme facilitated by professional filmmakers and producers locally and internationally.
Having established itself as a people’s festival the festival has ventured as far as Ndwedwe and Port Shepstone to share with communities the joys of cinema and the skills that directors bring to KwaZulu-Natal during KAFF. The festival’s focus is African stories from all over the world. While the definition of African is broad the festival recognizes that our stories are interwoven and can come from all parts of the globe.
KAFF promotes SA made films and in particular KZN made films as part of film appreciation in communities and development audience for film and therefore film growth in the province.
2015 KAFF Programme will be a bumper and exciting diary which opens with the exciting film featuring Kwa Mashu actress Nomzamo Mbatha and produced by Akin Omotoso: TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING. Complementing the KAFF 2015 is its exciting film development programme which includes acting, directing, writing, editing and led by such film practitioners and which has become a must attend programme by aspirant and emerging KZN filmmakers. This programme is in partnership with NFVF and involves film industry practitioners imparting and sharing their expertise.
Most film screenings are at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, B25 Giya Road, Kwa Mashu (031-504 6970), three times a day at 12h00, 15h00 and 18h00. Some screenings at Ndwedwe, Johnny Makhathini and Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Margate Community Hal.