The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFM) will celebrate the art of film from 9 – 19 October 2018 across locations at the V&A Waterfront.

The aim of the festival is based on three core pillars, creation, collaboration and celebration. A variety of African based films,  80 independent feature films, 66 short films and 20 documentaries will be showcased during the event.

The event will focus on developing the Pan-African film industry through various projects and initiatives.

Over 120 world class films will be shown to the public, delegates and judges during the festival. International films from Italy, Japan and more will be featured.

Tickets cost R50 per person and can be purchased at the respective theatres for the film.

Both Ster-Kinekor Nouveau and Nu Metro Cinemas will show films from the festival. Nu Metro tickets can be purchased on Webtickets while Ster-Kinekor Nouveau will be available at the V&A Waterfront branch.

Family-friendly films will be free of charge and shown at the V &A Waterfront Amphitheatre.

The CTIFM will open the festival with a showcase at the Artscape Theatre on 9 October with a screening of the locally produced film by artist Jahmil X.T Qubeka, ‘Sew the Winter to my skin’ set in the Great Karoo during the 1950s.

The film follows the adventure and experience of the main character and has been labelled as a memorable film by the 2017 Cannes L’Atelier audience.



For film professionals, a three-day programme, from 10 to 13 October will be available to develop the quality of content and support the growth of the African film industry. This will be achieved through the implementation of educational and social workshops.

An expo will be held from 10 to 13 October at the North Wharf Harbour, where camera gear will be sold along with more industry related events such as an exhibit of film companies showcasing their work and services offered.

The festival will end with a Gala award ceremony on 19 October, where the best works across all 14 categories will be recognised such as the Best South African feature film.

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