The shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival is the planet’s first truly international, multicultural short film festival, which is hosted in 8 different cities across 5 continents, all over one weekend.
Isn’t that freakin’ cool?
I attended their Cape Town opening night last night and was completely blown away. The 7 short films that featured as part of their opening night selection had me on a roller coaster of emotions, from laughing to crying and everything in between, but mainly I was left inspired by all the awesome creativity and talent.
For 5 days, shnit brings together thousands of filmmakers and film lovers for an unforgettable short film experience. Capetonians can enjoy a jam-packed schedule across 4 different venues, with a big closing night event on Sunday the 22nd of October.
The participating venues are:
- The Labia Theatre: 68 Orange Street, Gardens
- Alexander Bar Upstairs: 78 Strand St, City Centre
- Bertha Movie House: 8 Mzala St, Khayelitsha
- Pulp Cinema: 37 Victoria St, Stellenbosch
- International competition: 49 films from around the world which is broken down further into colour categories – Heavy Orange, Dramatic Green, Bright Brown, Hot Grey, Chilly Red, Rebel Rose, Dusty Purple & Silent Pink.
- Made in South Africa: the best of national films from the last year, broken down into 2 sessions – Made in SA 1 & Made in SA 2
- Kaapse Bobotie: a selection of 19 films made up of rising talents and local stories, broken down into 2 sessions – Kaapse Bobotie 1 & Kaapse Bobotie 2
To see the full Labia schedule & to secure your tickets, hop on to Webtickets over here (and do it now!). Ticket prices are only R50 (except for the closing night event which is R100), so you can actually go and see a couple of sessions. Trust me, you’ll want to…