If you love all things film, you’re not gonna want to miss the shnit Worldwide Shorfilmfestival which is kicking off its 9th Cape Town run this coming Thursday.
For those who haven’t heart of shnit before: It’s an annual, international event which showcases short films from all around the world, simultaneously across multiple cities, on five continents, over a ten day period.
This year the Zeitz MOCAA joins the list of hosting venues alongside The Labia Theatre in Gardens, the Alexander Bar & Theatre on Strand Street, the Raptor Room in Roeland Street, and Bertha House in Khayelitsha.
For South African filmmakers, shnit provides a platform to share their stories & talents with international audiences while being able to interact with leading industry professionals. It’s also an opportunity to compete in both the Made in South Africa & International festival competitions.
This year there are four South African films in the International competition:
- Good Mourning by Ian Morgan
- Noodles by Greg Rom
- First Kiss by Ali Ashman
- Vlees van my Vlees by Matthys Boshoff
The same four are also competing in the Made in South Africa contest alongside:
- Ihlazo by Akuol de Mabior
- Versnel by Dian Weys
- Mma Moeketsi by Reabetswe Moeti
- Junior by Bert Djikstra
- Measure of a Woman by Sara Blecher
Cape Town will showcase 135 films in a wide variety of themes and styles, so there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste. A total of 35 films have been made by South African filmmakers, 100 are international and all range from between under one minute to 40 minutes in duration.
For the first time all South African films screened will be eligible for the Made in South Africa Audience Award, and international films will compete for a collective global International Competition Audience Award. Overall winners of the international competition will receive a Flaming Faun statuette and a share of the US$20,000 prize money at an awards ceremony held in New York City on 28 October 2018.
So yeah, get out there & show some support for our local film talent! Tickets are only R50 each and can be purchased either directly at the host venues or online via Webtickets over here.