The Gauteng Film Commission Doing Their Part At The Youth Expo
In celebration of Youth Month, the Gauteng Film Commission hosted a series of workshops at this year’s Youth Expo at Nasrec. The Youth Expo is a multi-event with 140 exhibitors to provide information and live services to youth on careers, jobs and work exposure, as well as how to start, run and operate a business.
The Expo will take place between 9-17 June at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg.
GFC’s programme for the eight day expo featured film screenings, theatres, dialogues and a series of workshops hosted and facilitated by leading industry experts. They provided learners with opportunities to acquire knowledge and professional skills so that they can understand the audio-visual industry.
We caught up with Nthabeleng Phora who is a representative of the Gauteng Film Commission. She told us about the workshops they had lined up on the duration of the expo as well as the objective of these activities. “What we’re doing here is to expose the youth, unemployed youth to opportunities around the film and television industry. This is making them understand the careers that are there within a production,” she said.
We also spoke to Ayanda Sithebe who is the owner of an online magazine which celebrates actors, Actor Spaces. He spoke of the importance of giving the students an overview of the industry by conducting master classes and teaching them the ins and outs of the industry.
PICTURES – Blood Hotel Experience
SEE The First Ever Blood Hotel Experience!
The event was hosted the on the 27th of October at Carfax in Johannesburg. This Blood Hotel was a haunted hotel experience with with a dark and edgy Mzansi twist.
The event, which was attended by some of South Africa’s well-known entertainment personalities including Radio DJ & MC, Ankletap; TV Host, Khanya Mkangisa and Model and heartthrob, Tino Chinyani.
Blood Hotel certainly lived up to its hype as local stars, embraced their alter egos and strutted their stuff in both the Blood Hotel and on the dance floor.
Headlined by a star-studded collaboration which featured South Africa’s pop princess Lady Zamar, BET Award winning artist Sjava and the new queen of rap Sho Madjozi; the experience delivered a Halloween like never before, featuring a frightening surprises from local characters like Pinky Pinky, Lesilo and Tokoloshe.
The trio performed their hit single Night & Day, which was produced by Ganja Beats to specifically usher in the Blood Hotel Experience, before blowing the fans away with their individual performances.
They were supported by a star-studded line-up which included: Durban Gogo, Kid X, Chuck Tailored, Muzi, Uno Rams, Uncle Party Time and DJ Lag.
See pics of what went down:
See more event images on the gallery page.