IMSFF 2015 announces official selection


The Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival (IMSFF) 2015 will take place over four-days at the ASBOS Theatre in the Karoo Cafe and celebrate the short film genre in South Africa. IMSFF’s mission is to present quality short films from around South Africa as well as support, recognise and honour filmmakers creating films under ±30 minutes. This year, IMSFF will have 18 award categories and winners will be chosen by a panel of distinguished juror’s.

Serving as South Africa’s only dedicated short film festival, the IMSFF was founded to showcase contemporary short film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative short content. In the process, IMSFF hopes to build an audience for short film and help give aspiring filmmakers a foot in the door of a rapidly growing industry. The short films will be organised thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by the chosen filmmakers.

Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival (IMSFF) official selection 2015:

The Animation School Selection
Aeternum by Peter Viljoen
Burgeon by M.W. Guldenpfennig
Consumed by Mogammad Sallies
Jabu by Nadia Darries
Kholumolumo by Mokhalaka Moteetee
Recluse by Luke Rauch
Snail House by Kingsley Clutten
The Return by Christoff Bothma

The AFDA Film School Selection
Bloody, Not Pink by Perrin Faerch
Dance with the Devil by Minke Swart
Hands Folding Heads by Sacha Sultan
Happy Earth Co. by Hylton Jandrell
Him & I by Nic Eve
Now what? by Madds Brekke
Stukkend by Mia Holm
The Act by Tristan Schafer

The kykNET’s Silwerskermfees Selection
Almon, Henry by Jan-Hendrik Burger
Ben Se Begrafnis by Tiaan van Niekerk and Andrew Gould
Die Laaste Ure by Jacques Brand
Eenrigting by Corne Koegelenberg
Liefdeslobotomie by Valente Bosch
Neem My Saam by Daniel Janks
Nommer 37 by Travis Taute and Nosipho Dumisa
Stom by Morne Du Toit
Vuil Wasgoed by Bennie Fourie

Owning Mandela by Hermann Venter
Painting Cape Town by Katey Carson
The Golden Mean by Christiaan Pretorius
The Pixie Lowe Story by Felipe Kirsten

Danny and the Wild Bunch by Robert Rugan (USA)
Feast by Patrick Osborne (USA)
Isolated by Tomas Vergara (USA)
The Case of the Disappearing Daddy by Kane Croudace
World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt (USA)

Students Films
Between Friends by Isaiah Denteh
Board and Lodging by Zak Kemp
Cry, Maria by Joseph van Wyk
Dreaming Desire by Fada Nimoh
The Initiate by Toni Barao
Vision of a Born Free by Fada Nimoh

Narrative Shorts
Adrift by Shane Vermooten
Already Broken by Joy Sithole
Bougainvillea by Genevieve Akal
Briefcase by Emile Leuvennink and Roald le Roux
Dear Betty by Lara Cunha
Death’s (Man)date by Rick Joaquim and Waldo Buchner
Did She, Didn’t She by Siviwe Honobroke Mashiyi
Die Wasgoedlyn by Maridi Jooste
Every Six Months by Yolande Botha
Guardian Angel by Thabo Zitha
Harold by Katey Carson
Honesty Pays by Warren Fischer
I am Niall by Niall B. Bingham
Izulu by Busa Buntu
Keys, Money, Phone by Roger Young
Last Doorman Standing by Anneke Villet
Lina and Leo by Yolande Botha
Lost in the World by Xolelwa -Ollie- Nhlabatsi
Lost in Transmission by Jasyn Howes
Operasie E.N.G.E.L by Andre Pretorius
Picture Perfect Heist by Alan Shelley
Poort by Neil Human
Promise by Craig Hunter Parker
Recovery by Craig Hunter Parker
Ringo by Yaara Sumeruk (USA)
Stay by Anel Steenkamp and Emil Haarhof
Stiff by Samantha Nell
The Bear Suit by Adam Donnelly
The Beginning by Brad Katzen
The Golden Rule by Ryan Kruger
The Gunfighter by Eric Kissack (USA)
The Psychiatrist by Warren Fischer
The State by Lwazi Mvusi
Tula Tula by Shane Vermooten
Unspoken by Shane Vermooten
Vanity Fair by James Westcott
Welcome to Hawaii by Rohan Dickson
Who’s fooling who? by Steve Mokadi
You In Your Were by Samir Rehem (USA)

For more information on IMSFF 2015 visit the festival’s official website.

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Chanelle Ellaya is the editor of Screen Africa. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2011. While writing is her passion, she has a keen interest in the media in various capacities. Chanelle is an avid social media networker and a firm believer in the power of social and online networking. Between writing and tweeting, she finds time to feed her love for live music.


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