The Main Competition is the heart of the "One People International Film Festival" and is its centerpiece event, consisting of 10 feature films with powerful stories, cutting-edge themes, and powerful messages. Ranging from established to first-time directors, films in this category represent diverse creators with bold voices from all around the globe. Films in the Competition are eligible for the Golden Table Awards. A high-profile international panel of judges will select and award the winners at the Closing Gala Ceremony. This approach towards the judging of the entrants in this category is meant to safeguard the integrity of the Festival as well as the works of the Producers. In this way we will certainly be able to ensure that we attract the best to compete against each other and thereby grow the brand, "One People International Film Festival".


Auteurs' Perspective is a competitive program that presents 10 feature length narrative and documentary films, with an emphasis on up-and-coming and/or unique filmmakers with an unconventional approach to the craft of filmmaking. This section will represent truly extraordinary, diverse, and daring titles of today's cinema. Silver Table Award will be presented to the Best Film of this section by an international panel of judges as well.


Special presentations of classic, rare, and significant films will be programmed in this section. This program aims to honor and pay homage to the filmmakers and films that played an important role in the history of cinema.


This program will focus on special program curated by South African filmmakers. It will consist of short length films that are depicting the reality of the world in a very daring way. This section will invite artists worldwide professional and amateurs to give their own vision of the world today. This year will be focused on the positive initiatives toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


This program will focus on the hosting of exclusive masterclasses from world known artists and film professionals. This event will ensure that we take as much advantage of the presence of these established artists and film professionals and pass on their skill and knowledge within the global industry to the local professionals. In addition, festival week will be filled with glamourous galas, premier red-carpet events, and networking opportunities.