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R50 A Screening: Cape Town International Film Market & Festival

Watch South Africa's Oscar Nominee for R50 OR 1 of 120 world-class films including 17 South African productions

The inaugural Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFM&F) is in full swing. On until Friday 19 October 2018, there are over 120 world-class film screenings, including SA's Oscar nominations and original documentaries and short films from creatives across the globe. And everyone can be a part of it: There are package tickets, but you can also just view an individual screening for only R50. 

VENUES ACROSS THE V&A
Over 61 short films have been submitted and they are set to be screened at various venues around the V&A Waterfront. Full lengths to shorts, you'll be able to catch a screening for just R50 per movie (yes, really). 

The CTIFM&F is proud to include 17 South African short films this year, including award-winning director Reabetswe Moeti’s Mma Moeketsi starring Keketso Semoko, known for her role as Ma Agnes on Isidingo.

Another South African short is Fatima, a story from director Imran Hamdulay that follows a young woman as she defies her family’s wishes for her to enter an arranged marriage and then suffers a tragic consequence.

A proudly Capetonian short, Sofia de Fay’s Masquerading: To Hell and Back, is a tale about a letter written by a 58-year-old Cape coloured drag queen, Sandra Dee, to her best friend celebrating their complicated 30-year friendship. Sandra Dee reminisces about their shared memories and struggles to survive during the apartheid regime, and the adventures and misfortune they endured because of their colour and transgender identity.

You'll also be able to catch the world and South African premieres of these films...

10 October 8:30pm

Kanarie, South Africa, Christiaan Olwagen (Feature)  

A coming-of-age gay & lesbian musical war drama about a small town boy who gets chosen to serve his compulsory two year military training in the South African Defence Force Choir and Concert group known as the “Canaries” during the height of the Apartheid regime.

11 October 8.30pm Cut-Out-Girls, Nicola Hanekom, South Africa (Feature) 

Cut-Out Girls is inspired by the #MeToo movement and is a film about date rape aimed at creating social change.

12 October 8pm Walking With Shadows, Fumni Iyanda, Aoife Kelly, Nigeria (Feature)

In Lagos, Nigeria, Ebele Njoko has been running away from his true identity his entire life. A search for validation and love from his family, has led him to create a character at variance with himself but one more acceptable to society.

8.30pm Dominee Tienie South Africa (Feature)  

After sixteen years as the reverend of the mother church, Tienie Benade is confronted with a steep decline in the number of churchgoers and a  society that is rapidly changing.

10.30pm Ave Maryam, Ertanto Robby Soediskam, Indonesia (Feature)  

Semarang 1998, Maryam (is  assigned to work at a nursing house, where meets 7 elder nuns who live in an inhumane conditions. Maryam tries her best to help the retired nuns.

13 October 5pm Hear My Music, Ron Stuart, South Africa, (Documentary)

Dizu Plaatjies is a performer, scholar and cultural activist who has devoted his adult life to indigenous African music. His journey from childhood in the Eastern Cape and Langa Township to concert stages world-wide, is a compelling story that is the focus of this documentary.

8.30pm Everything Must Fall, Rehad Desai, South Africa, (Documentary) 

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.

14 October 6.15pm Deep End,  South Africa, Eubules Timothy, (Feature)   

Sunitha aspires for what is not expected of her. She has to dig deep with a new resolve and confidence to overcome familiar cliches and introduce new lifestyle choices in a traditional community and rise above her father’s expectations to become her own woman.

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8pm Epiphany, South Africa, Joseph Jones Umba, (Feature)

After a clerical insemination error, an acquiescent woman must choose between her conservative husband and a child that has eluded her.

15 October 20:00 Captive, David Kabale, South Africa (Feature)   

After an immigrant woman moves into her aunt’s house, she experiences sexual abuse at the hands of her in law. She must now make a choice of whether to submit or fight.

18 October 17:30 District 6: Rising from the Dust, Weeam Williams, South Africa (Documentary)  

The documentary is a deeply personal story, which examines the microcosm within the macrocosm and the legacy of intergenerational pain and dispossession of wealth. It also reflects on SA’s current restitution process

In addition to individual movie tickets, film lovers can also purchase Full Festival passes that enable access to all film screenings, premieres as well as cocktail parties. 

Shorts from Zimbabwe, Spain, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Australia, the USA, China, Egypt and Denmark among other countries will be screened throughout the festival too.

TICKETS TO THE 2018 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET AND FESTIVAL 

TICKET TYPE PRICE
1 Day Movie pass (10, 11, 12 or 13 October) R250pp for all movies on the day
4 Day market pass including screenings R750pp
4 Day market pass excluding screenings R500pp
4 Day market pass (student) including screenings R400pp
4 Day market pass (student) excluding screenings R350pp

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