Fourth Annual Locations Africa Conference
Fourth annual Locations Africa Conference
Africa's most exciting conference and expo, Locations Africa Conference, is set to bring
together Pan-African delegates in October to share best practices and showcase access to
shooting locations. Constitutional Hill, a museum rich in South African history, will host the event
on 5 and 6 October in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
As part of Locations Africa Projects, a private sector initiative focusing on filming locations,
facilities, and skills, the goal is to increase the number of films and content shot on the continent
and improve the skills of both public and private sectors to meet the needs of filmmakers.
Furthermore, its aim is to increase the number of businesses and individuals, particularly those
from disadvantaged backgrounds, participating in the industry and creating a film brand identity
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the globe in 2020, the film industry came to a standstill,
costing the sector billions. An estimated loss for that year amounted to a staggering R1.2 billion.
As restrictions started to ease, some light shone at the end of the tunnel with the production of
six local films in 2021. However, this figure was nowhere near the 23 local films released in
After the pandemic, South Africa needs to grow its film industry to contributing to rebuilding its
economy. The sector employs over 25 000 people when it is running at full capacity. The
industry can provide job opportunities and reduce poverty if this economic potential can be
Azania Muendane, Founder of Locations Africa, says “the event will unpack the endless
possibilities South Africa and the rest of the continent offers filmmakers while highlighting the
numerous benefits of filming on African locations. Locations Africa bridges the gap between
production planning and film exhibition. Our discussions cover physical production, film-friendly
locations, equipment available, skills and shooting facilities, as well as how incentives can help
The various panels during the conference includes speaker from our partners South African
Tourism, the Gauteng Film Commission, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, African Film
Commissions Network, and WESGRO, Mpumlanga Tourism and Parks Agency, the private
sector, film practitioners among others from the continent and the rest of the world.
Locations Africa's goal is to attract more international shoots to South Africa and the continent
at large. The conference creates a platform for guests to meet with agents, producers, and
facilitators on the ground.
Visit www.locationsafrica.com/conference-2022 for more information.