Helen Kuun

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10:  CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, Helen Kuun, speaks at the Industry Dialogues: "Alternative Africa: Filmmakers in Markets without Infrastructure." during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Hyatt Regency on September 10, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vanessa Galle/Getty Images)


Helen has more than 25 years’ experience with all aspects of film distribution in SA across all platforms, from publicity and marketing to acquisitions, development, and sales. The most notable title whilst she was with Ster-Kinekor Distribution was SA’s Oscar ® winner Tsotsi. Helen started Indigenous Film Distribution in 2009, her goal being to create an independent film distribution company targeted specifically at locally produced feature films. To date, Indigenous Film Distribution has released over 100 South African features in its 14 years of existence with highlights which includes Liefling Die Movie, Inumber Number, Mrs Right Guy, The Forgotten Kingdom, Viva Riva, Dora’s Peace, Four Corners, and Elelwani, Inxeba (The Wound), Racheltjie de Beer, Losing Lerato, Knuckle City and Five Fingers For Marseilles. Helen has served on various industry bodies, panels, and committees including SASWA, Emmy’s (Series), DIFF, Silwerskerm, Sundance Shorts, AVEA, and TIFF amongst others.


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