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South African Film Festival Supports EwB in its 12th Year

The South African Film Festival (SAFF) is a festival with a heart. It is a nonprofit event organized by volunteers, established to raise funds for Education without Borders (EwB).

The festivals are proud to present narrative films and documentaries that entertain and inform as they explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa. SAFF has been held in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the United States, with the first festival held in Vancouver in 2011. When the pandemic hit in 2020, EwB found a new way to continue presenting its iconic South African films to dedicated film lovers. EwB transitioned to an online model of the South African Film Festival that could reach audiences across Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In 2021, the festival expanded to the United States.


SAFF USA: October 8-18, 2022. On October 8th, Nik Rabinowitz, renowned South African comedian, headlines opening night. View the 2022 program and purchase festival passes here.

SAFF CANADA: November 4-14, 2022

On November 3rd, an in-person opening gala will screen Blind Ambition in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film screening will be preceded by an interlude of African music by Maju Maju, and followed by a wine and cheese reception after the screening. Click here to reserve your spot for the gala in Vancouver - space is limited!

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SAFF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: Returning in May 2023

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