Agreement to Develop Local Film Industry Throughout Garden Route
It is the stated aim by George Municipality and its neighboring municipalities to develop the region as a film making area. Over the past two years, the Eden District has seen an increase in filming activities in the area with scenes in Born to Win, Knysna, Faan se Trein, Pad Na jou Hart and Klein Karoo shot in the area.
At a film workshop hosted by the Knysna Municipality on Friday 21 August, it was announced that an agreement is to be signed between George and the CFC, whereby the parties undertake to support and develop the local film industry throughout the Garden Route CFC. George Mayor Charles Standers is thrilled with the development of this festival. “The by-line for the Eden Independent Film Festival is ‘projecting new images’ and the City Council of George would like to see it become a world class gathering.”