Cape Town International Film Market & Festival

CTIFMF // Cape Town International Film Market & Festival

10th edition

Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Commercial, Docu-feature, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Art, Classics, Comedy drama, Culture, Drama, Environmental, Family, Film noir, Foreign, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Musical, Realism, Romance, Romantic comedy, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, War

Mission / description What sets us apart from the many other film festivals world-wide is our distinctive approach to film programming, committed celebrity guests and friendly leisurely pace. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the wine country's amenities during the festival. The Festival screenings is held at V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Some nights you might glimpse a celebrity guest mingling informally with festival goers. Imagine yourself in South Africa's world famous vacation spot Cape Town, where locals and visitors alike converge during South Africa's biggest celebration of world cinema.

Set in Cape Town home to museums and galleries as well as many student cafes and restaurants, all buzzing with film buffs. You are sitting under the stars in an open air theater venue, sipping good wine, savoring seasonal South African cuisine, and socializing with new and old friends. Dozens of festivities range from open air film screenings to educational talks on film, workshops with famous film directors, informal receptions with guest celebrities to live entertainment, and fun for all.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prix Award
Best Director Award
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 Documentary
Best South African Short Film
Class of 2017 Awards
Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival

Several other Awards for Documentary and Short Films
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Festival website

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Contact person Leon van der Merwe
Address Cape Town International Film Market & Festival
No 1 Waterkant Building
52 Arum Road,
7441 Bloubergrant
Cape Town
South Africa
Phone +27 21 5563204