South African films are making waves overseas, however most South Africans have not heard about them. Films such as Catching Feelings, Vaya and Ellen opened to much acclaim overseas but have not quite taken off locally mainly because of marketing and access.
The South African Film Summit is held in Johannesburg.
Author and filmmaker, Eric Myeni, has urged government to empower local filmmakers and producers.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has challenged local film producers to prioritise social cohesion in their story-telling.