Upcoming screenings

UK premiere screening in August 2024 at the Chichester International Film Festival; date to be announced by festival

Past screenings

23 screenings to date across South Africa
2 screenings in Germany
1 screening in Canada

The Bioscope • Johannesburg • South Africa

First screening of the year in Johannesburg, once again sold out in advance

Centre Canadien d’Architecture • Montreal • Canada

North American premiere

Festival screening: Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Le FIFA) 2024

Official selection

Sabu in der Lichtburg • Essen • Germany

Festival screening: Snowdance Independent Film Festival 2024

Official selection • Nominated for Best Documentary

Astra Theater • Essen • Germany

International premiere

Festival screening: Snowdance Independent Film Festival 2024

Official selection • Nominated for Best Documentary

The Bioscope • Johannesburg • South Africa

Back by popular demand: repeated sold-out screenings in Johannesburg’s favourite arthouse cinema, with each screening followed by requests for more.

Plett Arts Festival • Plettenberg Bay • South Africa

Festival screening in the southern Cape.

Kliphuis • Henley-on-Klip • South Africa

Wonderful screening experience of the film in this characterful setting, doing beautiful justice to the sounds of nature in the soundtrack – insects, birds, water – with the extraordinary number of speakers strategically positioned around the venue.

The Bioscope • Johannesburg • South Africa

The first of many sold-out screenings in Johannesburg’s popular arthouse cinema.

Atterbury Theatre • Pretoria • South Africa

The Gauteng premiere of the film, and the first time it’s screened outside the Western Cape. A fitting venue for a special occasion, in the beautiful Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, and a large and appreciative audience.

Municipal Auditorium • Hermanus • South Africa

Festival screening at Hermanus FynArts 2023.

Journey to Jazz festival • Prince Albert • South Africa

Festival screening in this beautiful Karoo town.

Public Art Festival • Cape Town • South Africa

Three screenings at Cape Town’s Labia Cinema on invitation as part of the 2023 Public Art Festival.

Neelsie Cinema • Stellenbosch • South Africa

Good to be back in the Neelsie’s 121-seater cinema in Stellenbosch for another sold-out screening – with the organisers running a waiting list for people without tickets hoping to get in on the seats of any possible no-shows.

Toyota US Woordfees • Stellenbosch • South Africa

An honour to be included in the impressive line-up of films and events selected for Woordfees 2022.

Sculpting This Earth turns out to be the year’s top performer, generating more ticket sales than any of the other films screened at the festival in 2022.

Great to present the film to an audience in Stellenbosch – not only Strijdom’s home base but also the location for so many of the sequences in the film that were shot in and around the town. Q&A after the Sunday screening, led by Danie Marais (left), in charge of the film festival component of Woordfees, with Victor van Aswegen, director, Kristi Boonzaaier, composer, holding the microphone, and Strijdom van der Merwe, artist.

Solo Studios • Riebeek-Kasteel • South Africa

Premiere screening of Sculpting This Earth on Friday 26 August 2022, followed by five more screenings the same weekend.

All six screenings sold out – the only exception being the Saturday morning show, coinciding with an Australia-South Africa rugby test match being played half a world away, forcing people to choose between art and sport.

Riebeek-Kasteel • South Africa

Private screening for a large contingent of invited members of the press, in advance of the premiere later the month, to introduce the film, with artist, director and composer in attendance. First screening in Mike and Lorna Spittal’s art-filled Kunshuis in Riebeek-Kasteel, downstairs in the new Kelderteater equipped with state-of-the-art 4K projection facilities.

Composer Kristi Boonzaaier, director Victor van Aswegen and artist Strijdom van der Merwe engaging the press audience in lively conversation about the film during Q&A after the screening in a packed Kelderteater.

Kunshuis on the evening of 2 August, ready to host the press the following day for the private screening that will also be the first time the film is shown to an audience.