Shnit International Short Film Festival in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation and AFDA is a wrap and the Audience Award went to The Suit.
Director of The Suit Jarryd Coetsee said: “We are thrilled and delighted by the great honour of winning the Audience Award. Telling stories is a two-way street between the story-teller and the reader, listener or viewer. My primary motivation for telling stories through the magical medium of film has always been to arrive at a true and purest expression of the human condition through a mutual experience with the audience because we all have a vested interest in gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves. The Audience Award is confirmation that The Suit has connected to some degree in this way with the audience and for that I am grateful.’
Shnit International Shortfilmfestival presents a short film experience like no other. In its seventh year in South Africa, it returns to The Labia Theatre, the home of independent cinema. With additional events and screenings stretching to the furthest limits of the greater city, including The City Bowl Market, Waterkant Studios, Pepper Club Cinema, Truth Coffee and the Cape Town Club.
Shnit International Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and celebration of short films. The festival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30 000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 12 days, shnit celebrates more than 200 short films of all genres and styles and gives away US$100 000 in cash prizes.
For more information visit the Shnit website.
Watch The Suit trailer here: