shortfilmfest1 300Short film makers have been invited to submit entries for the second annual Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival (IMSFF), a four-day celebration of short films by up-and-coming South African directors and producers.

IMSFF 2015 will screen up to 30 hours of contemporary short films at the Atterbury Theatre in the Lynnwood Bridge Complex in Pretoria (just off the N1 highway) from 2 to 5 July.

South Africa's only dedicated short film festival seeks "to present quality short films from around South Africa as well as support, recognize and honour filmmakers creating films under 30 minutes", the organisers said in a statement.

"This is a movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short filmmaking and support emerging filmmakers in reaching new audiences through the powerful language of film."

Besides screeings, the festival will feature interviews with industry professionals, live Q&A sessions with directors and producers, as well as workshops on low-budget film making.

Entries are invited in 20 award categories and will be accepted until 5 June. Nominees and winners will be chosen by an independent jury of industry professionals, with nominations to be announced a week prior to the event and published on and

For more information, including entry requirements and forms, see or contact

Source: staff reporter
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