Call for Entries
Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival
Film, Awards, Vineyards
The 6th edition of Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which is scheduled to take place from 13–23 March 2013, in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has launched its call for entries today. The CWFF will do a special focus on films from the Japan & Spain. Feature films, Short Films and Documentaries submissions are eagerly awaited. Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Festival Website under the heading FILM FESTIVAL (http://films-for-africa.co.za ).
• Features: Features are all fiction films more than 60 minutes of length
• 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 medium 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 September 1st, 2012 and all entries till then are FREE. After that a normal 30€ entry fee will be charged until the final deadline on 30th November 2012. Although the electronic submission form must be filled out and submitted by email to [email protected], applicants must also print the form, sign it, and include it in their Submission Package.
The 6th 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 2013 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 2013.
The 2012 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 prerequisite.
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 courtesy of the City of Cape Town.
Leon vd Merwe
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