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Official Selection 2018: Feature Films

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is proud to announce the official selection of feature films for the 2018 edition of the festival. Festival screenings are open to the public and will run from 10 – 19 October at various cinemas within the V&A Waterfront, including free family-friendly films at the Amphitheatre.

 

The program is a cinematic feast with some 120 world-class films on show to the public, festival delegates, and the jury.  The meticulously curated selection will include a significant amount of African content amongst the independent feature films, short films and documentaries on show.  Particular focus areas are New Voices (first-time feature directors), That’s So Gay (new LGBTQ releases), and Cinema of Conscience.

 

This year’s selection is full of powerful and entertaining films that together celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of cultures and stories from all over the world.

 

Ticket sales open on 1 October.

 

CTIFMF Festival Director Leon van der Merwe has this to say of this year’s selection,

 

“This year we will present more films, including short and feature documentaries, submitted by film makers from more than 78 countries around the world. From the more than 700 entries we received more than 80 Feature Films, 20 documentaries and 66 short films were selected.  It was encouraging to see more filmmakers from Africa submitting their films to the film festival and supports our theme of create collaborate and celebrate.

Woman in film and also woman film directors rose in their numbers since last year. We celebrate and congratulate the extraordinary group of talented filmmakers who have employed their skills and craft in the exploration of social, cultural, economic and political subjects. We are extremely excited for this year’s festival. We believe that the CTIFMF provides one more outlet to local and international filmmakers.”

 

Films that will screen include a range of World Premieres and the festival will play host to a number of respected filmmakers from across South Africa, the rest of the continent, and the globe.

 

Films from as far afield as Japan, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Russia, Germany, Romania, the UK, Indonesia and the Philippines will be joined from a selection from across Africa including Ghana, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Niger, and Tanzania.

 

Kenya is especially well represented by two films; the much celebrated film Rafiki (watch the trailer),  from the multi-award winning director Kanuri Kahiu, along with the beautifully moving Supa Modo (watch the trailer), directed by Likarion Wainain.

 

Rafiki (“Friend”)was inspired by Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko‘s 2007 Caine Prize Winning short story “Jambula Tree”, Rafiki is the story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, Kena and Ziki, amidst family and political pressures. The film had its international premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Rafiki was banned by the Kenya’s Film and Classification Board (KFCB) due to its homosexual theme, which in Kenya is contrary to the law.

 

Supa Modo tell the story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true. This uplifting debut film  for Likarion Wainana has won 7 awards in various International Film Festivals.

 

South Africa is strongly represented with no less than 10 South African feature films in competition. Amongst these are:

 

Captive (Ko nkanga), from Director David Kabale tells the story of an immigrant woman, who after moving into her aunt’s house, experiences sexual abuse at the hands of her in law. She must now make a choice of whether to submit or fight.

 

Joseph Jones Umba’s Epiphany is a thoroughly modern story. After a clerical insemination error, an acquiescent woman must choose between her conservative husband and a child that has eluded her for so long.

 

Included in the selection is also a strong contingent of women filmmakers, including the World Premiere event for the film Cut Out Girls, a Cape Town made South African film from director Nicola Hanekom that is is loosely based on her award winning stage play that deals with the uneasy subject of date rape.

 

The coming of age tale from Iranian filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi, Ava has won multiple awards including the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and the Discovery – International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI). Watch the trailer to Ava.

 

Other noteworthy films include from the Philippines, The Eternity Between Seconds and The Great Buddah+. The Eternity Between Seconds is a romance about two strangers who meet in Korea and form an intimate relationship as they bond over their loneliness, conversations and neuroses and is directed by Alec Figuracion. Watch the trailer to The Eternity Between Seconds.

 

The Great Buddah+ is Tawain director Hsin-yao Huang’s film that has won 15 awards in various International Film Festivals and is an almost comical tale that involves gods, middle-aged men’s sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Watch the trailer to The Great Buddah+.

 

The Harvesters (Die Stropers), a South African entry within the LGBTQ section and is a 2018 internationally co-produced film written and directed by Etienne Kallos. The film presents a new generation of Afrikaans youths coming of age in contemporary Africa through the story of a teenager living on his parents’ remote cattle farm. Watch a clip to The Harvesters (Die Stropers).

 

For a full list and information on all the feature films that will be screening at this year’s CTIFMF, please visit the website, www.filmfestival.capetown.

 

Information and official announcements of the short films and documentary films, screening schedules and ticket information will all be made soon.

 

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is proudly hosted by the City of Cape Town.

CTIFMF 2018: Create. Collaborate. Celebrate

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CTIFMF 2018:
Create. Collaborate. Celebrate

[/vc_column_text][us_gallery ids=”1625,1624,1626″ columns=”1″ indents=”1″][vc_column_text]“This year will see the birth of an entirely new way of collaborating and working towards a common goal for a sustainable industry. So let’s start by building meaningful partnerships that enable and empower the spirit of filmmaking and the filmmakers.” – CTIFMF Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Cape Town: The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

The CTIFMF 2018 is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry through these the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the CTIFMF will be incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and Pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond.

CTIFMF Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien has the following to say of this year’s festival, “We are leading the charge to re-build this industry from the bottom up. This year will see the birth of an entirely new way of collaborating and working towards a common goal for a sustainable industry. So let’s start by building meaningful partnerships that enable and empower the spirit of filmmaking and the filmmakers.”

Create

Creation within the film industry is not limited to content, but extends to relationships too. For filmmakers, the creation of both content and relationships is essential. However, with mounting business, financial, and logistical challenges faced by filmmakers, it is harder than ever for them to focus on their core creative function.

The CTIFMF is in-and-of-itself a platform created to converge the African film industry at a single point at which these stakeholders will have unfettered access to create new business, persona,l and strategic relationships and opportunities.

Core programs at the CTIFMF 2018 will focus on supporting filmmakers in specific areas including the hosting a gathering of the Emerging Talent Labs from across Africa. The aim of this is to foster the launch of an African Film Institute, a partnership between Ouaga Film Lab (West), Maisha Film Lab (East), Carthage Pro (North) and Realness & Electric South (South), that will have a sizable footprint, real credibility, and extensive access to talent in all corners of the continent.

CTIFMF Marketing Director Jehad Kasu explains further “innovation is the cornerstone of the team’s endeavours to transform the landscape of the African film industry at the levels of ownership as well as industry stature. While some of what we are doing may have been done at other festivals before, the manner in which we are doing it within our platform is remarkably different. It is this difference in innovation that we trust will steadily build the CTIFMF to establish itself as Africa’s leading film industry platform.”

Collaborate

The African film industry needs collaboration. Supporting colleagues, promoting our own stories, and finding innovative solutions together in the face of adversity must be the hallmark of our industries. However, the South African film industry is largely very fractured and the emergence of a Pan-African industry is more dream than reality.

While competition is healthy, industry events and businesses that solely compete with one another, rather than complementing each other, makes for a situation that threatens the industry’s sustainability – let alone growth.

Collaboration means local collaboration with filmmakers, film schools, government, business, and other allied industry bodies such as tourism authorities, investors, and community organisations. Collaboration means a sharing of skills, an amplification of resources, and a support of people and organisations amongst the emerging filmmaker community.

To embody the spirit of collaboration, the CTIFMF is inviting the festival directors of some of Africa’s top film festivals to join together in a day of discussions, practical networking amongst filmmakers, and a sharing of award winning films.

This collaborative effort strives to enhance connectivity between South Africa and its African counterparts, to unlock co-production opportunities, identify synergies and provide traction to projects in the making.

Celebrate

The CTIFMF believes that celebrating our industry’s best and brightest is essential. Celebration is the best way to reward hard work and perseverance. Celebrating achievers is a way to highlight our stories and inspiring and motivating new talent.

This year the CTIFMF will celebrate local content from South Africa and Africa in public spaces through a series of public screenings that will be presented at the V&A Waterfront’s amphitheatre and beyond. Red carpet premieres and a host of related public events will ensure that the African narrative is celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the CTIFMF. “We are excited about making a landmark announcement on this component of our programme in coming weeks”adds Kasu.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith has this to say of this initiative, “The City of Cape Town is proud to be associated with the CTIFMF’s plan to revive the local film industry. Off the back of our successes, let us collaborate and build on these and tell our African stories, loudly andproudly. It is time to be up there on the global stage amid the big names of the world. The City will fully support the initiatives of the industry.”

Throughout this year’s CTIFMF the film industry, those hoping to enter the industry, and those who just love the movies will all have something to celebrate.

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CTIFMF 2018:
Create. Collaborate. Celebrate

[/vc_column_text][us_gallery ids=”1625,1624,1626″ columns=”6″][vc_column_text]“This year will see the birth of an entirely new way of collaborating and working towards a common goal for a sustainable industry. So let’s start by building meaningful partnerships that enable and empower the spirit of filmmaking and the filmmakers.” – CTIFMF Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Cape Town: The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

The CTIFMF 2018 is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry through these the pillars of creation, collaboration, and celebration, the CTIFMF will be incorporating a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and Pan-African film industries, film lovers across the city, as well as emerging and new audiences from across Africa and beyond.

CTIFMF Executive Chairman Rafiq Samsodien has the following to say of this year’s festival, “We are leading the charge to re-build this industry from the bottom up. This year will see the birth of an entirely new way of collaborating and working towards a common goal for a sustainable industry. So let’s start by building meaningful partnerships that enable and empower the spirit of filmmaking and the filmmakers.”

Create

Creation within the film industry is not limited to content, but extends to relationships too. For filmmakers, the creation of both content and relationships is essential. However, with mounting business, financial, and logistical challenges faced by filmmakers, it is harder than ever for them to focus on their core creative function.

The CTIFMF is in-and-of-itself a platform created to converge the African film industry at a single point at which these stakeholders will have unfettered access to create new business, persona,l and strategic relationships and opportunities.

Core programs at the CTIFMF 2018 will focus on supporting filmmakers in specific areas including the hosting a gathering of the Emerging Talent Labs from across Africa. The aim of this is to foster the launch of an African Film Institute, a partnership between Ouaga Film Lab (West), Maisha Film Lab (East), Carthage Pro (North) and Realness & Electric South (South), that will have a sizable footprint, real credibility, and extensive access to talent in all corners of the continent.

CTIFMF Marketing Director Jehad Kasu explains further “innovation is the cornerstone of the team’s endeavours to transform the landscape of the African film industry at the levels of ownership as well as industry stature. While some of what we are doing may have been done at other festivals before, the manner in which we are doing it within our platform is remarkably different. It is this difference in innovation that we trust will steadily build the CTIFMF to establish itself as Africa’s leading film industry platform.”

Collaborate

The African film industry needs collaboration. Supporting colleagues, promoting our own stories, and finding innovative solutions together in the face of adversity must be the hallmark of our industries. However, the South African film industry is largely very fractured and the emergence of a Pan-African industry is more dream than reality.

While competition is healthy, industry events and businesses that solely compete with one another, rather than complementing each other, makes for a situation that threatens the industry’s sustainability – let alone growth.

Collaboration means local collaboration with filmmakers, film schools, government, business, and other allied industry bodies such as tourism authorities, investors, and community organisations. Collaboration means a sharing of skills, an amplification of resources, and a support of people and organisations amongst the emerging filmmaker community.

To embody the spirit of collaboration, the CTIFMF is inviting the festival directors of some of Africa’s top film festivals to join together in a day of discussions, practical networking amongst filmmakers, and a sharing of award winning films.

This collaborative effort strives to enhance connectivity between South Africa and its African counterparts, to unlock co-production opportunities, identify synergies and provide traction to projects in the making.

Celebrate

The CTIFMF believes that celebrating our industry’s best and brightest is essential. Celebration is the best way to reward hard work and perseverance. Celebrating achievers is a way to highlight our stories and inspiring and motivating new talent.

This year the CTIFMF will celebrate local content from South Africa and Africa in public spaces through a series of public screenings that will be presented at the V&A Waterfront’s amphitheatre and beyond. Red carpet premieres and a host of related public events will ensure that the African narrative is celebrated throughout the year, and not just during the CTIFMF. “We are excited about making a landmark announcement on this component of our programme in coming weeks”adds Kasu.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith has this to say of this initiative, “The City of Cape Town is proud to be associated with the CTIFMF’s plan to revive the local film industry. Off the back of our successes, let us collaborate and build on these and tell our African stories, loudly andproudly. It is time to be up there on the global stage amid the big names of the world. The City will fully support the initiatives of the industry.”

Throughout this year’s CTIFMF the film industry, those hoping to enter the industry, and those who just love the movies will all have something to celebrate.

Continue to visit www.filmfest.capetown for updates as the festival approaches.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Call for Entries 2018

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Call for Entries 2018

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The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018. This year’s edition will build significantly on the successes of last year with an increased focus on collaboration and the celebration of the local, regional, pan-African, and international film industries.

Through various collaborations we will be supporting colleagues, promoting our own stories, and finding innovative solutions together, creating an enabling environment for growth and development for filmmakers across Africa.

The CTIFMF through a variety of programs that will be announced in the upcoming months will be the pivot on which we will endeavor to exponentially grow the distribution of African content across the world.

Having set itself the goal of leading the transformation of the film industry in Africa, the CTIFMF is excited to announce the first and most fundamental stepping stone to achieving this goal: the official opening of the call for film submissions for the CTIFMF 2018.

Filmmakers from all over the world are invited to submit their films in the following categories: feature films, documentary, animation and short films. We especially encourage producers, directors and script writers from South Africa and Africa who are creating local/African content to submit high quality entries into competition.

This year’s CTIFMF will present an exciting and diverse array of quality films that showcase the immense talent of filmmakers from the region, the country, the continent and beyond.

Only films completed not more than 18 months prior to the Call for Entries of the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will be considered for competition purposes.

Films completed before this time will be eligible for screening in the Panorama Section but not considered for the competition section. Awards in the competition section are as follows:

FILM AWARDS
Grand Prix
Best Director
Best New Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best South African Feature Film
Best South African Short Film
Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival

Deadlines
May 1, 2018 Opening Date
July 10, 2018 Regular Deadline
July 31, 2018 Final Deadline
August 7, 2018 Notification Date
October 9 – 19, 2018 Event Date

Please visit the link below for the Entry Form, Rules & Regulations:

CTIFMF FILMFREEWAY

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Call for Entries 2018

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The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018. This year’s edition will build significantly on the successes of last year with an increased focus on collaboration and the celebration of the local, regional, pan-African, and international film industries.

Through various collaborations we will be supporting colleagues, promoting our own stories, and finding innovative solutions together, creating an enabling environment for growth and development for filmmakers across Africa.

The CTIFMF through a variety of programs that will be announced in the upcoming months will be the pivot on which we will endeavor to exponentially grow the distribution of African content across the world.

Having set itself the goal of leading the transformation of the film industry in Africa, the CTIFMF is excited to announce the first and most fundamental stepping stone to achieving this goal: the official opening of the call for film submissions for the CTIFMF 2018.

Filmmakers from all over the world are invited to submit their films in the following categories: feature films, documentary, animation and short films. We especially encourage producers, directors and script writers from South Africa and Africa who are creating local/African content to submit high quality entries into competition.

This year’s CTIFMF will present an exciting and diverse array of quality films that showcase the immense talent of filmmakers from the region, the country, the continent and beyond.

Only films completed not more than 18 months prior to the Call for Entries of the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will be considered for competition purposes.

Films completed before this time will be eligible for screening in the Panorama Section but not considered for the competition section. Awards in the competition section are as follows:

FILM AWARDS
Grand Prix
Best Director
Best New Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best South African Feature Film
Best South African Short Film
Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival

Deadlines
May 1, 2018 Opening Date
July 10, 2018 Regular Deadline
July 31, 2018 Final Deadline
August 7, 2018 Notification Date
October 9 – 19, 2018 Event Date

Please visit the link below for the Entry Form, Rules & Regulations:

CTIFMF FILMFREEWAY

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Marshall (SK)

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Marshall

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Country: United States (2017)
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Synopsis

 

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director BIO

 

Reginald “Reggie” Alan Hudlin (born December 15, 1961) is a prolific American writer, director, and producer who has worked in both TV and in the movies. Along with his older brother, Warrington Hudlin, he is known as one of the Hudlin Brothers. From 2005 to 2008, Hudlin was President of Entertainment for Black Entertainment Television (BET). Hudlin has written numerous graphic novels, He co-produced the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in 2016 as well as other TV specials. Hudlin’s breakout film was 1990’s House Party. Hudlin has worked as a producer, most recently as a producer of Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film, Django Unchained.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/C_bfOWof0Sg” video_title=”1″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1507802900191{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}” offset=”vc_hidden-lg vc_hidden-md”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1507713693400{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Marshall

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Country: United States (2017)
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Synopsis

 

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director BIO

 

Reginald “Reggie” Alan Hudlin (born December 15, 1961) is a prolific American writer, director, and producer who has worked in both TV and in the movies. Along with his older brother, Warrington Hudlin, he is known as one of the Hudlin Brothers. From 2005 to 2008, Hudlin was President of Entertainment for Black Entertainment Television (BET). Hudlin has written numerous graphic novels, He co-produced the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in 2016 as well as other TV specials. Hudlin’s breakout film was 1990’s House Party. Hudlin has worked as a producer, most recently as a producer of Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film, Django Unchained.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/C_bfOWof0Sg” video_title=”1″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]