Hollywood Star Malik Yoba Set to Dazzle at Johannesburg’s Premier Film Festival

Esteemed Actor and Philanthropist to Offer Masterclass at Annual Cinematic Showcase

Johannesburg’s most anticipated cinematic event, the Joburg Film Festival, has just upped the ante by confirming the attendance of the celebrated actor, musician, and philanthropist Malik Yoba. This addition is set to sprinkle a bit of Hollywood sparkle on the festivities slated for later this month, promising a diverse and captivating lineup of global cinematic works.

Malik Yoba, a dynamic force in entertainment and entrepreneurship, has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with his dynamic roles in film and television. His career, which stretches over three decades, has not only showcased his vast talent but also established him as a venerated figure in the entertainment sphere. Yoba’s participation is expected to ignite enthusiasm among cinema buffs and professionals within the film industry.

Yoba’s contribution to the festival extends beyond his celebrated film career; he is deeply committed to mentoring the youth. He plans to conduct a masterclass focused on the empowerment and development of young talent within the film industry. This session is scheduled for Wednesday, 28th February at the Sandton Convention Centre, forming a crucial part of the festival’s Industry Programme. The masterclass aims to inspire and educate budding filmmakers by imparting valuable knowledge and insights from Yoba’s extensive experience in the industry.

Attendees wishing to partake in this unique educational opportunity will need to secure festival badges, which grant access to a broad array of immersive experiences throughout the event. In addition to his educational efforts, Yoba will engage in youth-centric outreach activities, including discussions aimed at nurturing upcoming talents.

The festival will also be graced by the presence of Melanie Nicole Clark, a renowned producer and director known for her collaborations with Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis. Clark’s mission aligns with generating transformative art and media that highlight the stories of people of color across the globe.

Tim Mangwedi, Executive Director and Founder of the Joburg Film Festival, expressed his excitement about Yoba’s participation, highlighting the actor’s global appeal and commitment to his craft as key factors that will enrich this year’s festival. Mangwedi also confirmed Clark’s attendance, emphasizing the value her insights will bring to the festival’s industry programme.

The Joburg Film Festival aims to celebrate the art of filmmaking while fostering diversity, creativity, and innovation. With the inclusion of Malik Yoba and a distinguished panel of jurors, the event is poised to be an unforgettable celebration of both international and African cinematic excellence.

Festival badges are available now on Quicket here:

250 per badge
R100 per badge for students (proof required on collection of badge)
This ticket gives you Access to the JFF Industry Programme on selected day

R600 per badge
R500 per badge for students (proof required on collection of badge)
This badge gives you access to the JFF Industry Programme for the 3 days in additional to tickets to 12 films of your choice to be booked pre-booked by midday on day of screening

R1000 per badge
R800 per badge for students (proof required on collection of badge
This badge gives you access to the Industry Programme for the 3 days,  tickets to 12 films of your choice to be pre-booked by midday on day of screening. This includes  access to all film premieres @ the Theatre on the Square to be pre-booked by midday on day of screening.

Also for a full listing of the films to be screened at the upcoming Joburg Film Festival, visit

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