Cape Town & Winelands     International Film Festival

   A  Window  on  World  Cinema


It doesn't matter what your level of experience, if you've got potential, we want to find you. This is why ISA developed the ISA FAST TRACK Fellowship to give TWO undiscovered screenwriters the opportunity to meet with and be mentored by EIGHT executives in Los Angeles. Plus, our chosen writers will work directly with the ISA Development Team for an entire year in an effort to Fast Track their careers.

In the first 2 Seasons of Fast Track, they have 3 Major Success Stories!

  • Chris DeWan, Fast Track II Fellow recently signed an Option with Indomitable Entertainment

  •  Melissa Birks, Fellow of the very first Fast Track Fellowship, has recently signed with The Savage Agency! 

  •  Evan Cooper, Top 10 Fast Track II screenwriter signed with manager, Kailey Marsh (creator of The Blood List)! 

  • Fast Track III Fellows are well on their way with pending interest from industry reps they met on their May trip to Los Angeles. Plus, they wrapped up the week with a party at Third Thursdays we threw in their honor after the Panel Serie.

   Be the next Fast Track success story!


 Arabian Nights  at the CTWIFF.

The Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival is proud to present the Arabian Nights section at the festival running from 12 - 21 October 2017.

This section will screen films from the Arab world carefully selected for our South African audiences with the cooperation of our international programmers.  We will present a special Arabian Night with music, traditional dancers from Abu Dhabi, and food  at the V&A Waterfront. The traditional dances accompanied by music and poetries is it part of the Emerati heritage. There are various types of dances which may delight the audiences. The dance and music is a way of expressing the UAE joyfulness where is it usually to be found in weddings, national holidays, festivals, parties, friends gatherings.



Keep an eye open  for the New Call for Entries that will soon be launched.

 Online Entries accepted through

                         Trailers of some of our Favourite films of 2017