The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTFMF) has selected 61
short films that will screen across 10 programmes at select venues at the V
& A Waterfront between 10 and 19 October.
Short films are an integral part of the CTFMF and Festival Director, Leon
van der Merwe, has always recognised the importance of this genre, "Short
films are a necessity to keeping the entire film industry healthy. They
fulfil two irrefutable roles, firstly, they allow up-and-coming talent the
chance to get noticed and refine their style, and secondly, they also help
to encourage creativity and originality that includes new ways of telling
Among the films are 17 South African shorts that include award-winning
director Reabetswe Moetiˇ¦s Mma Moeketsi that stars Keketso Semoko,
known for her role as Ma Agnes on Isidingo.
Fatima is another short from a South African director (Imran Hamduly),
which tells the story of a young woman who defies her family's wish to enter
into an arranged marriage and suffers a tragic consequence thereof.
Shorts from Zimbabwe, Spain, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Australia, the United
States of America, China, Egypt and Denmark among other countries will be
screened throughout the festival.
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