Mpumalanga International film festival

MIFF // Mpumalanga International Film festival

3rd edition

Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2021
Mbombela, South Africa

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Mini-series, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student, TV
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dark comedy, Drama, Environmental, Family, Film noir, Foreign, Health, History, Human rights, Independent, Kids, Live Action, Mockumentary, Nature, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Western

Mission / description With its headquarter in Mbombela, the Mpumalanga International Film Festival (MIFF) is strategically located, easily accessible to filmmakers from all over the world.

Mbombela is the capital city of Mpumalanga and a getaway to the province renowned for its fauna and flora such as the Kruger National Park, Panorama Route and vibrant townships. Mpumalanga offers prime locations for any shoot, from television commercials to movies. It also boasts perfect weather and climate conditions as well as solid infrastructure.

Since its inception in 2013, MIFF has provided a platform for filmmakers to showcase their craft in an enabling environment. To date, the festival has shown 139 films of which 89 were international.

The province, being home to the Big Five, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and world-class infrastructure, including an international airport, is ideally geared and best situated to meet the needs of filmmakers.

In Mpumalanga, Mother Nature and man have combined to ensure filmmakers create perfect filmic moments that last for years.

Mpumalanga International film festival is an annual event showcasing new independent films or recently produced films, high profile and undiscovered talent, established and upcoming filmmakers, student filmmakers, and films from around the world. Festivals normally have two or more screens or venues to showcase films. Accepted filmmakers’ hustle to get their film noticed in the hope of obtaining distribution or favorable media.

Mpumalanga Short Film Festival’s mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the commercial film
experience, and to celebrate and promote the artistic elements of the medium and related ones, and
to nurture and promote the art of filmmaking itself.
Included in the mission will be special consideration for the cultural diversity of South Africa. The
office will be a base to utilize, enjoy, learn, and discover. It will also be a workplace of inclusion and
respect, with a focus on the development of creativity and ideas.
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