About Us

Using existing relationships with major financiers, studios & distributors, we organize experienced experts and A-list Actors to provide seminars for film makers interested to make it big in the industry.  These experts also take a local tour to rural schools to motivate youth and communities at large.


Veterans and Hall of Fames experts from Hollywood had been attending our festival from 2014 i.e. Steven Lambert known for Ocean's Eleven, Titanic, Indiana Jones etc. All these experts had been conducting exclusive one on one workshops for all attendants.


UGU Film Festival has created international partnerships, grown and attracting big international companies that are interested to attend and market their new films, services etc.  A new market will be created soon to meet standards expected by worldwide distributors, film makers, film commissions etc.

UGU Film Festival has signed a worldwide contract with Shami Media Group to give film makers a platform to distribute their indies and recoup funds invested in their films. 


The Ugu Film Festival is the brainchild of Zindela Pictures which has made a name for itself in the local film industry by creating content and producing films from the Ugu district.. The festival can be best described as a film industry development tool that has attracted international producers and investment to the Ugu district.


Back in 2016, we hosted veterans from Thailand who are behind the successful sequel titled Ong Bak starring Tony Jaa. Their visit led to the birth of RED CARGO action sequel expected to make waves in internationally, the first meeting between the South Africans and Thailand film producers was chaired by the late Mr. Welcome Msomi. The teaser of this film can be watched here.


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