Rustenburg Film Festival (7)


17 May 2021
Call for entries

09 Jul 2021
Festival closed

26 Jul 2021
Notification date

23 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021


Donkerhoek Rd,  0299, Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

Festival description
Short film festival >5' 40'<
Feature film festival >85' 130'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >5' 40'<
 Feature Films  >85' 130'<
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Photo of Rustenburg Film Festival
Photo of Rustenburg Film Festival
Photo of Rustenburg Film Festival


Festival start: 23 September 2021      Festival end: 26 September 2021

Rustenburg film festival (RFF) is Rustenburg's signature film event operated by Rustenburg Film Festival (NPC), a Non-Profit Company registered in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 of South Africa, with Reg No. 2014/137852/08. Rustenburg is a major city of the North West province in South Africa. The Festival has run for 5 years under the name "Bojanala Film Week" but has since 2020 changed to Rustenburg Film Festival. It has provided filmmaking skills to more than a thousand filmmakers across the province in the form of film workshops and most of these filmmakers are now independent filmmakers producing films for various exhibition platforms.

In 2020, RFF launched under the pandemic attack and still held an amazing successful event. Rustenburg Film festival prides itself as the signature annual event to be hosted in the platinum city. RFF’s key objectives are;

- Develop & promote filmmakers through practical interventions
- Audience Development through evoking appetite for local movies
- Foster networks amongst key stakeholders in film (local & international filmmakers)
- Promote North West as a film destinations

We look forward to having you as a guest. Rustenburg is an hour's drive from Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa's capital city. The city boasts modern architecture including the famous Sun City where movies like Blended (Adam Sandler), 10 Days in Sun City were shot. With some of the country's largest game parks, no one can get bored.

- Best International Feature Film
- Best Feature Film
- Best TV Movie
- Best Short Film
- Best International Short Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Female Actor
- Best Male Actor
- Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
- Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
- Best Picture

Rustenburg Film Festival

There are three primary rules:

1. Look & Listen!

a. Festival volunteers (the Pack) are responsible for making sure the festival runs smoothly. If one of them asks you for help or requests that you do something different than what you are doing, please listen to their directions.

b. In the event of an emergency, please look & listen to and follow the directions of the Health & Safety Officer and Rescue/Emergency professionals.

2. Be safe!

a. Festival-goers are expected to exercise common sense and avoid unnecessary risks.

b. Stay hydrated! Take breaks from the sun! Bring a shade screen or umbrella. Wear a hat, and reapply sunscreen often.

c. In the event that you find yourself feeling light-headed, sit down and ask a member of the Pack for assistance.

d. As long as COVID-19 is with us, always wear a mask and practice social distancing. We will provide everything necessary but the ultimate responsibility lies with you.

3. Have fun!

a. Rustenburg Film Festival welcomes all people. Festival-goers will make sure that all attendees have fun by treating others with respect. If a situation arises with another guest, please find a member of The Pack for assistance.

b. Please have as much fun as humanly possible, but be sure to do so without impinging upon the abilities of other guest to also have fun and enjoy the day.

Secondary rules, guidelines, and advice follows for the safety and enjoyment of all guests:

4. Firearms, weapons, knives, swords, fireworks, and other explosive materials are strictly prohibited.

5. Alcoholic beverages and illicit substances are not permitted. Possession of either will result in dismissal from the festival grounds.

6. Pets are not permitted. Even if they are riding in your purse.

7. Service animals are welcome.

8. Guests are encouraged to bring their own camp chairs, blankets, hammocks, etc. for a comfortable experience.

9. Trash goes in the trash receptacles. We do encourage our vendors to use recyclable products and materials.

10. If you find a child who has strayed, direct the child to the Welcome Center at the Hotel and inform a member of The Pack.

11. As a guest of the Rustenburg Film Festival, please treat the venue, it’s facilities, toilet, etc,… with respect.

12. Please treat venue staff with respect, they are providing the facilities for us to conduct our business but over and above that, they are humans.



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