South Africa Film, Gaming and Animation Industry Report 2023: State of the Industry, Local and International Influences, Competitive Environment, Industry Associations

Dublin, Nov. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Film, Gaming and Animation Industry in South Africa 2023" report has been added to's offering.

This report offers an in-depth analysis of South Africa's film, gaming, and animation industry, as well as the rental of film equipment. It provides a comprehensive overview of the industry's status and size, covering various aspects such as box office performance, pay-TV subscriptions, development funding, local production, distribution, emerging trends, key players, regulatory aspects, and technological advancements.

South Africa's film industry has played a significant role in attracting foreign investment and establishing the country as a preferred global filming destination. Notably, some animation studios have gained international recognition. However, the industry faced severe challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is gradually recovering. Ster-Kinekor, a prominent player, has emerged from business rescue, and there are expectations of substantial growth in box office revenue in 2023.

The report highlights the increasing prominence of pay-TV and streaming services as mainstream broadcasting options. Gauteng and Western Cape are the primary hubs for film, animation, and gaming activities. Domestic films still make up a relatively small portion of releases and revenue. Challenges include load shedding, which has reduced viewing time and access to target audiences for advertisers. Additionally, high inflation and unemployment have raised concerns about the affordability of pay-TV and streaming services.

While the film industry is on the path to recovery, it has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels. Nevertheless, there has been a rise in film permits and location bookings, with international studios returning to film in South Africa. The country retains competitive advantages, including diverse filming locations, industry incentives, and cost efficiencies for international production companies.

The report anticipates continued growth in the production of local content, particularly series, although concerns remain about the limited number of locally produced films. The challenging economic environment and ongoing load shedding present obstacles to the expansion of the local film industry. It is expected that international film releases will continue to dominate the South African market.

Furthermore, the report provides profiles of 59 companies across various segments, including producers, distributors, animation studios, and film studios, offering valuable insights into the key players shaping South Africa's film, gaming, and animation industry, as well as the rental of film equipment.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry

3.1. State of the Industry
3.2. Key Trends
3.3. Key Issues
3.4. Notable Players
3.5. Trade
3.6. Corporate Actions
3.7. Regulations
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development



6.1. Unforeseen Events
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Labour
6.4. Environmental Issues
6.5. Technology, R&D, Innovation
6.6. Government Support
6.7. Input Costs

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites


  • African Entertainment Distributors (Pty) Ltd
  • Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Big World Cinema CC
  • Bomb Shelter Film Company (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Bugbox CC
  • Danie Odendaal Produksies (Pty) Ltd
  • DO Productions (Pty) Ltd
  • E Z Trade 190 CC
  • Egg Films (Pty) Ltd
  • eMedia Content (Pty) Ltd
  • FC Hamman Films CC
  • Film Afrika World Wide (Pty) Ltd
  • Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd
  • Free Women Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Gatehouse Commercials (Pty) Ltd
  • Gravel Road Distribution Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Groundglass (Pty) Ltd
  • Homebrew Film Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Known Associates Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
  • Luma Animation (Pty) Ltd
  • M Scott
  • Ma-Afrika Films (Pty) Ltd
  • MAAN Creative (Pty) Ltd
  • Mind's Eye Creative CC
  • MMSV Productions CC
  • Moonlighting Commercials (Pty) Ltd
  • Moonlighting Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Morula Pictures (Pty) Ltd
  • Nolava International Film Distribution (Pty) Ltd
  • Penguin Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Philo Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Pomegranate Media (Pty) Ltd
  • QCF Design (Pty) Ltd
  • Quizzical Pictures (Pty) Ltd
  • Red Pepper Pictures (Pty) Ltd
  • Rodini Films (Pty) Ltd
  • RuneStorm (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasani Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sea Monster Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
  • Searle Street Post Production (Pty) Ltd
  • Silvertron 90 (Pty) Ltd
  • Strika Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
  • Sunrise Productions (Division of Sunrise Marketing Group Ltd)
  • Triggerfish Animation (Pty) Ltd
  • Tulips and Chimneys (Pty) Ltd
  • Umbrella Men 2 (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • United International Pictures (South Africa)
  • Urban Brew Studios (Pty) Ltd
  • Videovision Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

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