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They’re baaaaack!

The 17th OUT IN AFRICA Film Festival is rolling into town – Johannesburg and Cape Town will be painted pink this October with a selection of films chosen not only because they’re queer but because they’re GOOD.

With Oscar® nominees and multiple award winners, this year’s Festival has a tremendous variety of films that deal with themes including: betrayal, living duplicitously, homophobia, making choices, celebration and enjoyment. The films come from all over the world and include thrillers, dramas, suspense, documentaries and comedies.

Warning: You may cry but you will also laugh!

East London and Plettenberg Bay, get your pink on!

Out In Africa is in Plett for a satellite film festival, from Thursday 5th to Monday 9th, and in East London on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th August. Get your pink on with us – we’re showing a host of films, including the entire first Season of Noah’s Arc.

Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Cape Town Pride Film Festival

Out in Africa SA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is delighted to be continuing its partnership with Cape Town Pride. The premiere of a SINGLE MAN is an invite only event which is being sponsored by Nu Metro. This screening will take place at The Labia on Wednesday 24th February. The Festival run then commences at Nu Metro, V&A Waterfront from Friday, 26th February until Sunday 7th March. 3 Films are on offer…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The good news is, the 5-year survival rate is 98%, if caught early. Check your breasts every month… Men too!

Politicians, Human Rights Defenders & LGBTI Activists speak out against Heterosexist Violence


A public protest/march has been convened by the WC 07-07-07 End Hate Alliance to raise public consciousness around the high incidence of HATE RAPE and violence against black lesbians in townships & rural communities.

More DVDs for sale: Property of the State


We have DVDs of the documentary “Property of the State: Gay Men in the Apartheid Military” for sale in the Out in Africa shop. We hosted the World Premiere of this local film at the opening night of our 2003 G&L Film Festival!

Gallery: Lego Torture Scenes Protest Media Censorship


Graphic torture scenes depicted to protest “irresponsible censorship”. Not for sensitive viewers.

By Creating Market in Fakes, eBay Protects Archaeological Treasures


When eBay was founded ten years ago, archaeologists feared it would create a convenient global marketplace for stolen antiquities, spurring the looting of archaeological sites. Their fears proved unfounded. By creating a market for fake antiquities, the online auction giant has actually reduced looting pressures, writes UCLA archaeologist in Archaeology.

Zee’s women’s get together in Camps Bay


Celebrate winter with women who love women, at Camps Bay this Saturday (9 May 2009)

Inner star guide by Amadea, April 27- 3 May


Bulletjie – go bonkers with a love brainstorm…

Inner star guide by Amadea, April 13 – 19


Aries, move and shake, tie the knot or civil union!

Demand Open and Accountable Governance


Join the SJC in a pre-election mass public meeting to protest the government’s lack of accountability, transparency and moral leadership.

Let’s talk!


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We have DVDs for sale!


Great news: we are now selling DVDs of Lisa Gornick’s films (a guest at the 2008 Festival)

The Last Supper

Sadly, one of our favourite restaurants — Rozenhof Restaurant (18 Kloof St, Cape Town) — closes its doors on Friday 27th February. Telephone 021 423 60 58 to make your booking now before it’s too late!