Film and Media

The Western Cape is a sought after film destination. Major international and local productions are drawn by the wide range of locations, exemplary services and studios. We assist with production in the province, including regulation guidance and finding co-production parties.


The film sector can be defined as film production, documentary production, TV, commercials, stills photography, as well as contemporary new media platforms, such as animation and gaming. South Africa in general and the Western Cape in particular are ...more

Featured Achiever | Okuhle Med..

Vuyokazi Matu is the founding member of Okuhle Media, a Cape Town-based TV production company. She’s also the first female head of the Cape Town Film Commission. Watch her inspiring “rural to urban” story below....more

Featured Achiever | Cape Town ..

In the middle of a vast wetlands, adjacent to Khayelitsha township stand three hanger-like buildings - three enormous pirate ships. CEO Nico Dekker has been building ‘the impossible’ since 2008, attracting international film makers from around the gl...more


The Wesgro Film and Media promotion unit is part of a well-developed film and media ecosystem which contains multiple connections to organisations and entities that all support and promote the industry and develop related skills....more


Foreign professional teams are required to have the correct visas in place before they travel to South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs is the regulatory body that lays down visa regulations, and processes visa applications....more


Productions in the Western Cape are governed by a matrix of regulations that influence how and where shoots are planned and managed. Permits are regulated and issued by various departments at city, provincial and national level, depending on each sho...more


Cape Town Film Studios is the first custom-built Hollywood-style film studio complex of its kind in Africa, with state-of-the-art support services. Backed by national, provincial and local governments and with private shareholdings, it's envisioned a...more


Cape Town and the Western Cape offers a range of world-class locations across the province....more

Trade and promotion missions

The Western Cape hosts several events and expos relevant to the film and media sector. Wesgro supports these initiatives as essential tools to promote the sector locally and internationally....more


The South African government recognises the contribution of the film industry to the national economy. Various incentives are available to local and foreign film production houses to boost the industry and promote the country as a film-friendly desti...more


The film and media industry is changing every day, with disruptive technology and increasing competition....more


The film and media sector in South Africa in general and the Western Cape in particular makes a significant contribution to provincial and national GDP. The following statistics form a snapshot of the state of the sector in 2016....more