Please note that due to the late arrival of some of our screening materials the film The House with a Turret scheduled for screening on 02 Nov @ 12:30 will be cancelled. The film will screen again on 04 Nov @ 12:30.
If you have booked for this film screening please contact the Box Office for reimbursement of your tickets.
I am truly sorry about the inconvenience.FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 2 Nov 2013 05:30am
Now in its 6th year the Cape Town and Winelands International Film Festival (CTWIFF) celebrates its expanded role in the South African film industry.
This year we will present a Preview Non-Competitive Film Festival from 2 - 7 November 2013 to be followed by the competitive Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival, as well as the launch of the inaugural Cape Town Film Mart (CTFM) 6 - 16 March 2014. The objective of the CTFM is to bring local producers together with potential partners and financiers from South Africa’s co-production partners: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The Department of Trade and Industry, Wesgro and the Western Cape Government’s Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism and Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront are major partners of the 2014 festival and we would like to thank them in advance.
The Program for the Preview Film Festival is available here online and also on our Facebook page. Tickets for the Features Films @ Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau can be booked online or at the box office. Tickets for our CLASS OF 2013 will be available 1/2 hour before the screenings at the CityVarsity theatre in Kloof Street.
CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW CLOSED !!
The Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), has announced their official Call for Entries for the 6th Cape Winelands Film Festival is now CLOSED !
The CWFF is a competitive festival that accepts features, documentaries and short films. The festival highlights both the emerging and professional filmmaker, and serves as a catalyst for bringing writers & filmmakers together to collaborate on future productions. The 6th CWFF will take place in Cape Town and Stellenbosch from 1-10 Nov 2013, where it will be host to national and international filmmakers for film screenings of the Official Selection films competing for the top awards, industry panels and networking events, Q & A discussions with filmmakers, arts & entertainment mixers at local venues throughout the 10 days.
2012 AWARDS AT CWFF
Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries.
Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story about a lonely 7 year old boy (named Buta), who lives in a mountain village with his grandmother. He is befriended by an old man, a liquid soap merchant who once loved (and lost) Buta’s grandmother. The old man’s friendship and wise advice helps Buta to overcome his difficulties in life. Buta’s grandmother, in the meantime, is weaving a special carpet in memory of Buta’s mother. The carpet features a ‘buta’ pattern, which represents love. The boy is inspired by grandmother’s work, and decides to make his own “buta” made of rocks and stones, high on the top of the mountain…
The Award for Best Director went to Serbian director Miloš Radivojević. How I Was Stolen by the Germans tells the story of director and writer Radivojević’s childhood and how his life was influenced by the people he grew up with. As a child he felt neglected by his communist family and was taken care of by a German officer, who occupied his home during the Second World War and was the only person who offered him any love and warmth during his child-hood.
The First Feature Award went to Flemish film-maker Bavo Defurne for his sensitive film about first love, North Sea Texas.
A Special Mention Award from the feature jury was made for The Giants (Belgium).
Full list of Feature Film Awards
Grand Prix Award: Buta (Iilgar Najaf )
Special Mention: The Giants (Bouli Lanners)
Best Director: Milos Radivojevic (How I was Stolen by the Germans)
Best New Director: Bavo Defurne (North Sea Texas)
Best Actor: Zacharie Chasseriaud (The Giants)
Best Actress: Zoe Heran (Tomboy)
Best Script: Ruggero Dipaola (Apartment in Athens)
Best Cinematography: Gerardo Barosso (The Last Christeros)
Best Editing: Maros Slapeta (Visible World)
Best South African Feature Film : Otelo Burning ( Sara Blecher)
Special Mention Award : Lucky (Avie Luthra)
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