Programme of events

For FAME Week Africa we have put together an exciting line-up of events from the 3rd of October to the 5th of October. Over the three days you will experience the best the film, arts, media and entertainment industry has to offer. From bus tours around Cape Town to red carpet events, seminars and so much more!

Please note that the programme of events is subject to change.

Join us and CitySightseeing as we explore why the Host City of Cape Town was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2017 and why it is home to various creative talent and a thriving film community.

FILM Bus Experience

ART Bus Experience


Location, Location, Location: Explore some of Cape Town’s locations that have made an appearance in both local and international television and film productions; and in doing so contributed to the local cultural-tourism economy.

Start: Waterfront at 09h00
End: Waterfront at 17h00
Pax: 40 pax
Profile: Media, VIPs, Key Stakeholders and Film / TV enthusiasts 


• AM: Tour of Roodebloem studios
• AM: Tour of Cape Town City Hall
• AM: Castle of Good Hope Film and History Tour (1.5 hours)
• LUNCH: President Hotel (1 hour)
• PM: The Labia - Screening of Two Thirds A Man (2.5 hours)

Included along route while on the bus:
• Woodstock (Trackers)
• Observatory (Homeland)
• President Hotel (Tali’s Baby Diaries)
• Camps Bay (Lord of War)
• District 6 (District 9)
• Lions Head (Safehouse)
• V&A Waterfront (Blood Diamond)

Through the heritage lens. How art plays an important part of preserving cultures and sharing stories to promote inter-cultural understanding and advance social cohesion.


Start: Waterfront at 09h00
End: Waterfront at 17h00
Pax: 40 pax
Profile: Media, VIPs, Key Stakeholders and Art lovers


• AM: South African National Art Gallery (1.5 hours)

• AM: Zeitz Mocaa with building tour (1.5 hours)

• LUNCH: Radisson Red (1 hour)

• PM: Norval Foundation with exhibition tour (1.5 hours)

The Magic of Theatre – how productions are brought to life through costumes, lighting, sound and of course the performers to create a full on theatrical experience.

Start: 09h00
End: 17h00
40 pax
Where: Artscape 
Profile: Media, VIPs, Key Stakeholders and persons with an interest in Performing Arts / Production


• AM: Artscape (2 hours):
    - Tour of the Building (0.5 hour)
    - Sound & Lighting demonstration (0.5 hour)
    - Performance Rehearsal (1 hour)

• AM: Bridges for Music Academy in Langa (1 hour)
• LUNCH: Bridges Academy (1 hour)
• PM: Guga Sthebe Theatre in Langa (1 hour)
• PM: Baxter Theatre (1.5 hours)

FILM Experience

President Hotel
Lion's Head
V&A Waterfront

ARTS Experience

Iziko National Gallery
Zeitz MOCAA Museum
Radisson Red
Norval Foundation


Artscape Theatre
Baxter Theatre
Guga Sthebe Theatre
Bridges Academy

The Welcome Cocktail Party

Location: TBC

Time: 18h30 - 21h00

We have rolled out the red carpet to welcome our guests to the FAME Week Africa’s welcome cocktail function. This is the ideal time to rejuvenate and relax. We invite you to a place where connections are formed and positive change is initiated - one plate at a time.

In this setting, we come together to eat, to make, to learn and to share. Meet and reconnect with your industry friends and peers, as well as be entertained and inspired.

The Conference

Location: Gallery 44 & Theatre, Cape Town

Time: 09h00 - 18h00

Keep your finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving cultural and creative industries. From new trends to strategic thinking and business models, the stage is set for the FAME Week Africa | The Conference. And if this is your world, you’d better be there.

Day function

For FAME Reel Talent Showcase participants only

Time: 09h00 - 14h00
Venue: Radisson Red

• Pre-briefing / meeting
• Photo Shoot at Radisson Red rooftop
• Masterclass: Your Brand, Your Business (Radisson Red)
Presented by music industry legend Benjy Mudie, the class will focus not only on how to create a brand but also to maintain it in an ever-changing media and marketing landscape. Drawing on his 40 years of experience, Mudie will illustrate through two artist case studies from his lengthy career, just how important a brand is in developing a success story, irrespective of product or industry.
• Masterclass: Network Mentoring (Radisson Red)

Evening function

Time: 18h30 - 21h00
Venue: GOLD Restaurant
Hosts: Jason Greer and Thami Nkadimeng

As part of the inaugural event, FAME Week Africa will feature the FAME Reel Talent Showcase – a red carpet gala extravaganza, presenting emerging African artists in the creative industries.

The aim of the FAME Reel Talent Showcase is to provide a platform for creatives in Africa to be seen and acknowledged by industry stakeholders, to showcase their work and to explore possible opportunities with industry leaders.

Based on the motivation, category outline and criteria, a talent booking agency, Elegant Entertainment will select the submissions that will be profiled during the FAME Reel Talent Showcase and other FAME Week Africa official events.

Want to attend?

Bringing the Film, Arts, Media and Entertainment sector together, FAME Week Africa is the go-to place for creative industry professionals.

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