Atlas Studios has hosted the First Wednesday Film Club (FWFC) since it's inception in 2004. What started as an initiative aiming to encourage young filmmakers to share their work, be exposed to films of different genres, network and be creatively inspired has, five years later, grown to become an institution.
Initially the target group was professionals in the film and TV industries, but over time the film club has grown to reach a broader group of film lovers who are interested in watching specific films that are not available on the local film circuit and who value the easy going and inspiring atmosphere of this monthly event. With one screening per month - the first Wednesday of the month - the FWFC exposes and explores different countries and themes. Food that matches the theme or country of the evening and music by well-known DJs contribute to give the audience an artistic and culinary experience in addition to a creative boost. The films are followed by vibrant and interesting discussions and Q&A sessions with attending filmmakers.
While being inclusive and continuing to attract a growing audience, the FWFC has managed to remain intimate enough for the patrons, many of them well known profiles in their respective fields, to feel so at home and at ease that they come back every first Wednesday of the month.


"Tey (Today)"

by, Alain Gomis

October 1st     7:30/8:00 pm

Free Screening

"Tey (Today)"

- FWFC Proudly Presents in Collaboration with IFAS - Institut Francais South Africa

Studio 4

COUNTRY:   Senegal/France
YEAR:   2012
DIRECTOR:   Alain Gomis
STARRING:   Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman
DURATION:   86 min



"Tey (Today)" - Alain Gomis's third feature and the winning film at Fespaco 2013 - is a poetic journey, which takes place during the last day of the main character Satche's life. Accompanied by his friend Sele, Satche walks through the bustling and changing city of Dakar for the last time, passing and bidding farewell to significant places and people in his life on the way. Satche is played by celebrated American actor/musician/poet Saul Williams and his friend Sele by Alain Gomis's long-time collaborator Djolof Mbengue.

- REFRESHMENTS. Limited seating, come early


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First Wednesday is a casual networking forum, a platform for exposure, and an opportunity for the South African TV/Film industry to grow. Each First Wednesday event has a theme for the evening that carries through to the film chosen, food served, entertainment, and special guests. We encourage all filmmakers to send their short films, animations, documentaries and feature films for exposure and feedback at these monthly gatherings, held on the First Wednesday of Every Month at Atlas Studios from 7:30pm. The First Wednesday Film Club @ Atlas Studios is brought to you in proud association with The Gauteng Film Commission South Africa.
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