The Festival Out in Africa to screen two brilliant French movies

The French Institute of South Africa is supporting the Out In Africa Film Festival for the screening of two French movies : Blue is the warmest colour and Portrait of a Bad Girl. The Out In Africa Film Festival starts on Friday, 18 October and runs until Sunday 27 October. 

Blue is the Warmest Colour the top prize-winner at Cannes this year, has its African première with Out In Africa. Jury chair Steven Spielberg handed over the Palme d'Or to the makers of this 3 hour film. 


* Blue is the Warmest Colour : Cape Town - Saturday 19 October & Saturday 26 October @7pm (Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront) / Johannesburg - Wednesday 23 October & Saturday 26 October @7pm (Nu Metro Hyde Park).

* Portrait of a Bad Girl : Cape Town - Tuesday 22 October @8.45pm & Thursday 24 October @6.45pm (Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront) / Johannesburg - Friday 18 October @9pm & Sunday 20 October @6pm (Nu Metro Hyde Park).


Louis(e) de Ville (the subject of the film Portrait of a Bad Girl) will be doing a couple of sensational live shows and also a series of Burlesque, Drag King & Love Your Body workshops in collaboration with Dr. Eve, The Rogue Revue & Miss Oh. 

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 The Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (OIA) was launched in 1994 to celebrate the inclusion, in the South Africa Constitution, of the clause prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

The purpose of the Festival is to showcase films from around the world, and to stimulate and promote a home-grown film industry. As a socially conscious movement with a political purpose, OIA must generate images and representations of its own community that promote a sense of belonging and pride – films that explore our particular identity, lifestyles and concerns. 

Through its high public profile, OIA continues to counteract embedded homophobia by providing positive images of LGBTI people. While the Festivals assist in the creation of communities and the strengthening of related organisations, ancillary events, that include filmmaking workshops, help develop personal growth, leadership skills and career opportunities.