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.



by, Destiny Ekaragh

August 6th     7:30/8:00 pm

Free Screening


- FWFC Proudly Presents in Collaboration with Connect/ZA the British Council

Studio 4

YEAR:   2013
DIRECTOR:   Destiny Ekaragh
DURATION:   86 min



Set in London on a Peckham council estate, "Gone Too Far!" follows the social and romantic aspirations of British-Nigerian teenager Yemi as he tries to win the affections of popular mean-girl Armani. When Yemi's older brother Iku arrives from Nigeria, his dubious fashion choices and naivety threaten the streetwise credibility Yemi has painstakingly constructed. This coming-of-age story, which recalls "Bend it Like Beckham", is a humorous and nuanced look at race in Britain today and how dreams are pursued and identity moulded in one of the world’s most ethnically diverse cities.

- Film courtesy of Poisson Rouge Pictures with the support of Connect/ZA, The British Council.
- FREE SCREENING, 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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