Friday, August 14, 2009

WIFTSA Women’s Film Festival

Women in Film and Television South Africa (WIFTSA) will be hosting its third annual women’s film festival on the 27th August 2009 starting at 6pm at the Alliance Francaise, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town.

‘Step Into the Spotlight’

The evening will consist of a variety of inspiring films making up two hours of viewing enjoyment. The festival features a variety of genres, including documentary and animation created by a mixture of talented newcomers and established filmmakers. The films will be in English or an African language with English subtitles. We will also be holding a Q&A session with some of the Directors/Producers so that you can find out how their films were made from initial concept through to final completion.

This is the only film festival focused on promoting films made by and about women in South Africa. It is a vital showcase for the achievements of local women filmmakers. Other than being a platform for women filmmakers and offering them crucial exposure, the event also inspires up-and-coming women filmmakers and helps them to visualize what is possible. Held in Women’s which is women’s month, the film festival is designed to celebrate women’s accomplishments.

WIFTSA is delighted to be supported by the Alliance Francaise who will provide their welcoming creative space for our screening.

WIFTSA’s Background:
Women in Film and Television South Africa was founded in 2005 and has grown steadily into an active organization focused on providing a professional platform for women in the film and television industry to network and learn. WIFTSA is an inclusive organization for women of all backgrounds. Our members work at all levels of the industry - from the owners of production companies to directors, entertainment lawyers, actresses, camerawomen, make-up artists and students. As an affiliate of WIFT International, a group that spans 14 countries and has over 10 000 members, WIFTSA offers its members access to contacts all over the world.
(for more background on WIFTSA please refer to our website

Please join us for what promises to be a great evening.
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