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Shnit International Short Film Festival | Cape Town



Shnit is back in town from Wednesday 2 October – Sunday 6 October. With over 200 films in 8 cities over 1 weekend, this international short film experience exhibits, promotes and celebrates the art of short film making.




It’s Shnit’s eleventh birthday, and its fourth year in Cape Town. This year Kyoto, Bangkok and New York join existing hosts Cape Town, Bern, Cairo, Buenos Aires and San Jose in a simultaneous, global festival.


The  Shnit-OPEN international competition’s Flaming Faun Trophy is the main attraction. There’re five categories and prize money over  R1million.




The local awards categories, like MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA and KAAPSE BOBOTIE have grown exponentially, exclusively celebrating local talent.


Also watch out for the premiere of Shnit’s 3rd annual RealTime competition films, made in 72 hours during the festival, by three up and coming local filmmakers, and sponsored by local facilities.


This year the festival is hosted in The Labia Theatre in Cape Town and the Neelsie’s Pulp Cinema in Stellenbosch, with additional screenings at Stellenbosch’s 5 Ryneveld, presented by Cinemuse, and fringe screenings at City Varsity in Kloof St, Cape Town.


All shows runs in 100-minute blocks, showing 6 – 8 short films. R30 gets you in, or buy a festival pass for R180. Tickets are sold directly at the venues.

Doors open 20 minutes before, and seats are unreserved.


Here is the full festival programme

Also find Shnit on Facebook and Twitter for live updates, or check out the Shnit website for more details.







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