RapidLion – Returns To The Market Theatre

21 January 2019

“RapidLion continues to be a powerful vehicle that transports us to worlds and realities that we may otherwise not be receptive to, which is exactly how we see the work the theatre does.” ~ Market Theatre CEO Ismail Mohamed

RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival will be returning at the Market Theatre for its 4th installment from 1 March to 10 March 2019. This year, RapidLion will be hosting German-born film producer Jan Harlan.

The festival showcases feature films, documentaries and features from BRICS countries, the continent and the diaspora and awards excellence in 18 categories.

Harlan, mostly known as an executive producer for Stanley Kubrick classics such as The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, as well as the Steven Spielberg – Kubrick collaboration A.I. Artificial Intelligence, will give three Masterclasses at the upcoming festival, which has renewed its relationship with the Market Theatre as a hosting venue for the next three years.

“The Market Theatre is the home of RapidLion. We have been here since inception. We cannot see ourselves being hosted by any other institution but this iconic theatre space”. ~ Festival Director Eric Miyeni

Harlan’s Master classes will explore different facets of the filmmaking process, namely:

It’s All in the Writing: Making a film with a limited budget

The SHORT – The Calling Card

Music as a Scripting Tool – A Possible Pillar for a Film’s Structure.

Harlan’s Masterclasses will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019. Tickets are available through Webtickets. Early bird tickets for the Masterclasses are on sale until 31 January 2019.

The Details:

Dates: 1 – 10 March 2019

Times: Various

Venue: Market Theatre

Tickets: Available at Webtickets – range from R155 day passes to R1750 all-access passes. Weekend passes, tickets for each individual day, as well as tickets for film producer Jan Harlan’s three master classes are also available at discounted prices for students.

RapidLion recognises the achievements and excellence of filmmakers who are born in Africa, are members of the African diaspora and are citizens of BRICS countries. The 2019 festival will take place from the 1st to the 10th of March at the Market Theatre, in Johannesburg.

For more information on RapidLion please visit www.rapidlion.co.za or keep it social on their handles below:

Facebook: Rapid Lion & The Market Theatre

Twitter: @RapidLionFilm & @Market Theatre

Instagram: @markettheatre


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