8 cities.  1 global weekend.  

Now in its 7th year in South Africa, the festival returns to Cape Town.

shnit International Shortfilmfestival is an explosive short film experience, featuring some of the most provocative and thought-provoking films being made today!

Not in Cape Town but want a taste of shnit?  shnit CINEMAS and the South African screening blocks are screening at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg!    VISIT shnit CINEMAS

shnit International Shorfilmfestival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other.  In its seventh year in South Africa, it returns to The Labia Theatre, the home of independent cinema. With additional events and screenings stretching to the furthest limits of the greater city, including The City Bowl Market, Waterkant Studios, Pepper Club Cinema, Truth Coffee and the Cape Town Club.


shnit is thrilled to announce an acclaimed South African jury.

Director and photographer Sean Metelerkamp - with many music videos under his belt, its his video for South African group Die Antwoord’s 'Zef Side', that captured the eyes of the world and launched his international music video career. More recently his first feature film, 'The Journeymen' - which chronicles the journey of him and two other South African photographers (Sipho Mpongo and Wikus de Wet) across the country as they explore the current state of South Africa - opened the Durban International Film Festival and went on to win Best South African Documentary in 2016.

Actress Zethu Dlomo is known for her role in the film "Fanie Fourie's Lobola" as Dinky Magubane, which earned her both a SAFTA and SAIFTA nomination for best actress in a feature film. She featured in the international mini series "The Book Of Negroes", and she recently completed her second season on "Black Sails" as Princess Madi.

World renowned stand up comedian David Kau is no stranger to film and television. Having written and starred in 2 seasons of the comedy Pure Monate Show for television, starred alongside another well know comedian Joey Rasdien in the feature film, Blitz Patrollie for Comedy Central and most recently directing and producing for Lokshin Bioskop for Mnet Mzansi Magic. 

Now in shnit‘s fourteenth global year, shnit returns with its existing PLAYGROUNDS Bangkok, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Moscow and San José in a truly global celebration of the art of the short film, anchored by the International Competition.  Naturally, the best in South African shorts take centre-stage every night in the ever growing MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA award category and our staple out-of-competition SA showcase KAAPSE BOBOTIE