SHNIT EXPANDED

 

EVENT CIRCUS

OPENING NIGHT - WED 8 OCTOBER

Immediately following our Opening Night screening, take the party into the night.  Keep an eye 

on the web for our secret line up and venue.

Shitty SHNIT NIGHT – FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER – TBC

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AFTERPARTY - SUN 11 OCTOBER

Post shnit's CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY, we chase the sunrise in a first-time 

partnership with yo mama. The best meat, the finest cuts and the best in the world's 

short films.  

TALENT FOCUS

ELEMENTS FILM LAB

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LINK TO ELEMENTS SITE

FILMMAKERS IN CONVERSATION

As always, our South African filmmakers will be given a platform to discuss their work at South 

African screenings throughout the course of the weekend.

THE REAL TIME COMPETITION 2015

For the 5th year in Cape Town: 3 home grown filmmakers, drawn from the city’s most exciting 

young talent, are invited to take part in Real Time.  3 films will be produced over the course of 

the festival in partnership with some of Cape Town’s premiere industry facilities, all from one 

common.    All three films are filmed with the same equipment and a script written from the 

same inspiration point.  

Real Time is made possible by the generous support of our partners Zootee Studios, Sound 

Surgeon Studios, Searle Street Post Production, Annie’s Wardrobe and Sitewise.  Prizes 

awarded by Exposure Gallery & Lenbaby.

This year’s masterpieces will premiere at Sunday’s Awards Night, where the audience chooses 

its winner, live and in REAL TIME.

THEME 2015:  ORCHESTRA 

SING LIKE YOU’RE NAKED AND WINNING

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THE FILMMAKERS 2015

WILLEM GROBLER [PIC]

Jolynn Minnaar is an award-winning young South African director, cinematographer, 

photographer and communications strategist based in Cape Town.  Committed to telling stories 

that matter, her acclaimed debut feature documentary, Unearthed, which uncovers the shale 

gas industry from an international perspective in order to understand whether or not countries 

like South Africa should pursue fracking, won the Green Award at the prestigious Sheffield 

Doc/Fest 2014 as well as the Best South African Film Audience Award at the 2014 Encounters 

Film Festival

KOFI ZWANA [PIC]

Kofi Zwana is an award winning commercials director. Having graduated from the South African 

School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance in 2008, he immediately began 

directing commercials under the production company 7Films. In his short career, he has won a 

Cannes Bronze Lion Award in 2014, a Silver Loerie Award in 2012, Creative Circle Ad of the 

Month in 2012, Best Cinematography and Best Script at the South African TAG Awards in 2011, 

Gold in the International Sports Advertising Awards in 2009. 

Kyle Lewis [PIC]

Kyle Lewis was inextricably drawn to the film industry from a very young age, graduating from 

AFDA with a BA Hons in Writing & Directing in 2010. He has continued pursuing his passion for 

the industry by making short films, commercials and a host of music videos for local artists.  He 

can list the following achievements in his short career culminating in his recent SAMA award 

for best music video for the Parlortones’ Sleepwalker.