Sound on Screen Music Film Festival 2023The exciting and diverse Sound on Screen Music Film Festival 2023 is in its 13th year streaming across South Africa via Quicket from 31 March to 9 April 2023, with 53 new movies and documentaries from around the world, across all genres, plus a special free pre-release cinema screening of new ‘70s record company biopic Spinning Gold.

The Sound On Screen streaming programme includes feature films, combos, and collections of medium- & short film productions you’re unlikely to find on any streaming platform.  The movie subjects look at specific genres, musicians, instruments, legendary radio stations and record labels, music’s inner-working and our connection to it, venues and music culture movements, with themes also including music-linked fiction, biopics, animation, experimental audio-visual trips, performances, musicals, dance, music videos and more.

Global spread

The more than 50 movie selections are not only entertaining but also informative, socially aware, humorous, historically relevant, and cover a wide range of genres, including: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Metal, Punk, Classical, Afro House, Folk, Reggae, Electronic, Big Bands, Improvisation, World Music, Cajun, DJ-ing, singer-songwriters, Avant-Garde, Dance-themes, geographically specific sounds from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Norway and more.


Production countries include: The United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ukraine, Spain, Norway, Austria, Russian Federation, Germany, Chile, New Zealand, Turkey, Mozambique, Canada, Syrian Arab Republic, France, Estonia, Malaysia, Brazil, Israel, Australia, Portugal, Cyprus, Switzerland.

Some interesting titles include MUSIC POWER: The Story of Capital Radio 604 (USA / South Africa), an eye-opening documentary on this groundbreaking South African radio station; ABOVE AND BEYOND – The Global Rise of Afro House (Germany); ROTTEN HILL GANG (UK) which follows the Dickensian world of the Rotten Hill Gang; and TIL STEDE / from soil to soul (Norway), which takes the audience behind the scenes and conveys how it feels to be in a creative process as a musician.

Spinning Gold pre-release

Releasing in theatres on 14 April 2023, you can catch a special free pre-release cinema screening of Spinning Gold on 9 April with Empire Entertainment and Sound on Screen in Cape Town.

Check out the trailer and see all details on getting tickets in the YouTube video description:

Spinning Gold is a biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records. With this label, Bogart helped to launch musical acts like Kiss, Donna Summer, George Cinton’s Parliament, Gladys Knight, the Isley Brothers, the Village People and Bill Withers to stardom. Along with a rag-tag team of young music lovers, Casablanca Records rewrites history and changes the industry forever, in a true excessive 1970s way. Written and directed by Timothy Scott Bogart, it features Jeremy Jordan, Michelle Monaghan, Ledisi, Peyton List, Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, Dan Fogler, Sebastian Maniscalco, Vincent Pastore and more.

What: Sound on Screen Music Film Festival

When: 31 March to 9 April 2023,

Full line-up and tickets: Quicket