KZN Film Industry
The film industry in KwaZulu-Natal is experiencing steady growth. The Durban Film Office, the film promotion arm of the eThekwini Municipality, reports local production activity has soared by 41% over the past three years. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), The KwaZulu- Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) and The Durban Chamber of Commerce have all identified the film and media industries as strategic growth industries and investing heavily in attracting film production in KwaZulu-Natal.
Film production to KwaZulu Natal
A film studio complex, which will be known as Durban Film City, is to be built on the Natal Command site on Durban’s Golden Mile. Construction of the studio complex began in 2006. Durban Film City is home to production facilities and live entertainment venues. Durban also boasts the largest and longest running film festival in South Africa.
The Zululand Film Office, incorporating Ilembe North Coast, officially promotes and acts as industry facilitator for the feature film, television, video and stills photography production trade. It is funded by and operates under the auspices of the uThungulu District Municipality based in the Zululand port city of Richards Bay.