BAI Heatseekers Festival 2024: Celebrating Innovation in Digital Film & Youth Entertainment

Get ready for an electrifying experience as BAI Heatseekers Festival returns with a bang this year! Set to take place over two action-packed weekends on April 13th & 14th and April 19th & 20th, 2024, Heatseekers Festival promises an immersive celebration of trailblazing artistry within the digital film and youth entertainment space. From captivating film screenings and live performances to engaging panels and live talks, the festival offers a diverse range of activities for attendees to enjoy. 

Highlights of the film festival include the Screening of “The Odyssey of the Zulu Skywalker”: Directed by Fred Kayembe and narrated by Muzi, this exciting film invites viewers on a journey with a modest boy as he navigates the vibrant world of live music performances across the globe. Other key screenings include the award-winning short film “Limp Biscuit”, the A.I Prompted “Noga Mo Jozi Loop Of Dreams” and an array of music films made by artists like Una Rams, Dali Danger and Namakau Star. All of these screenings will include dynamic Q&A sessions with the filmmakers about the making of the films and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. 
The festival also features live acts such as Lucille Slade and Filah Lah Lah who are set to bring the house down with their soulful performances whilst entertainers like ByLwansta & Imani Basquiat are set to captivate with their dynamically energetic sets. Notable music writers and curators; Lesiba Mankga, Illy The Host & Eatzz are bound to bring some fun with The Curator’s Listening Session as they go head-to-head in a live playlist battle. 
The festival assures variety through diverse discussions, talks and workshops. One of the highlights of this program is BAI Spotlights, a platform for young creative entrepreneurs to talk about their entrepreneurial journeys; Heatseekers will be covering at least 6 entrepreneurs from wine-makers and festival curators to design specialists and more! One of the essential discussions we will be exploring The Legal Ramifications of Artificial Intelligence within South African Entertainment with leading lawyer, Kevin Smith, whilst with other key highlights focussing on Youth Programming, Tax Compliance, Cultural Curation and so much more. 

This festival ensures that attendants will be engaged with content that is informative and entertaining. Tickets for the Heatseekers Festival are officially live on Quickey, offering attendees the chance to secure their spot at this vibrant celebration of creativity and innovation in digital film and youth entertainment. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable experience! 


Heatseekers Festival is dedicated to curating an environment that showcases the forefront of creativity and innovation. 

For more updates on the festival follow BAI Heatseekers on the following platforms: Instagram: @baiheatseekers Twitter: @baiheatseekers 

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