The Labia Theatre in Cape Town is hosting the 6th phase of the Celludroid Film
Festival from 8 to 10 August.
Phase six will encompass an array of feature films, short films and a
documentary, touching on everything from Sci-Fi through to Fantasy.
The majority of the movies and almost all of the short films make their South
African premieres at Celludroid, which features a pre-release screening of Young
Ones, a film directed by Jake Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow’s brother, and shot in
South Africa. There will be key crew attending the screening who will chat with
the audience afterwards about the making of the film.
The Ed Wood cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space is back and
providing some laughs. The movie tells the story of intergalactic beings who try
to stop humans from destroying the universe.
Zenith, a film by Anonymous, is set in a post-apocalyptic 2044 when
the world has been genetically altered to live in a state of constant happiness.
However without sadness, happiness disintegrates. (Courtesy of Cinema
The Celludroid Short Films cover six hours’ worth of original shorts from across
the globe including South Africa.
Big Man Japan is an hilarious story featuring a man who is blown up to
gargantuan proportions in order to knock some strange monsters.
The Billy Meier Story is a documentary. In 1958, Billy Meier foretold
the Iraq Wars, AIDS and global warming.
In Science Tea, Chip returns home to visit his mother, but is caught
in the middle of an interstellar war between a telepathic space alien and a
bureaucratic government organisation bent on incinerating all alien life.
Tickets for phase six of the Celludroid Film Festival are R40. To book, call 021
424 5927 or visit the ticketing
Visit the Celludroid website for