[Filmfestivalresearch] LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

Director CWFF director at films-for-africa.co.za
Thu Sep 22 09:42:37 CEST 2011


The 5th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is 
scheduled to take place from 14--24 March 2012, in Cape Town and 
Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. The CWFF will 
continue with the theme *Reconciliation and Acceptance of "/The 
Other/".* Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are 
eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on 
the Festival Website <http://films-for-africa.co.za/> under the heading 
2012 FILM FESTIVAL (http://films-for-africa.co.za 
<http://films-for-africa.co.za/> ).

·*/Features/*: Features are all fiction films more than 60 minutes of 

·*/Shorts/*:Shorts are all fiction films up to 15 minutes in length. 
However all fiction films between 16 to 59 minutes in length will also 
be considered under the shorts category.

·*/Animation/*:Animation are all non-live action films, including 
clay-animation, computer and standard animation; of all lengths

·*/Documentaries/*: Documentaries are all non-fiction films of all lengths

*The Early Bird submission deadline is October 1st, 2011 and all entries 
till then are FREE.* After that a normal 50 USD entry fee will be 
charged until the final deadline on 1^st November 2011. Although the 
electronic submission form must be filled out and submitted by email to 
info at films-for-africa.co.za <mailto:info at films-for-africa.co.za>, 
applicants must also print the form, sign it, and include it in their 
Submission Package.

The 5^th Cape Winelands Film Festival, presented by Films for Africa and 
the City of Cape Town, and Cape Film Commission will screen 
approximately 180 films during the 10-day March 2012 festival in Cape 
Town and the heart of South Africa's wine region Stellenbosch. The film 
selections will be posted on the festival's website in the second week 
of January 2012.

The 2011 festival received more than 740 submissions from 52 countries, 
though only 180 Feature films, documentaries and short films could be 
selected. Films without domestic theatrical distribution and films from 
first-time feature directors are especially welcomed but it is NOT a 

*_The films will compete for the following awards_*:

1.*Grand Prix* Jury Award

2.*Best Feature Film* Award

*3.**Best South African Feature Film* Award

4.*Best Documentary* Award

*5.**Best South African Documentary *Award

6.*Best Short Film* Award

*7.**Best South African Short Film *Award

8.*Best Animation* Award

9.*NETPAC* Award (discovery and promotion of Asian cinema)

10.*Inspiration Award* (First time feature film directors)

11.*FIPRESCI Award *

CWFF serves as a platform for the discovery of new and emerging talent 
and we are devoted to the nurturing and development of new filmmakers 
and their cinematic vision. The feature competition programs presents a 
*special award* for first time directors, thus enabling the Festival's 
mission to give exposure to emerging filmmaking talent.

CWFF also features workshops, Masterclasses and writing competitions for 
screenplays and will be running a special Short Film Contest.

Leon vd Merwe

Festival Director

Cape Winelands Film Festival <mailto:director at films-for-africa.co.za>


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