CFC Announces the Launch of the EIFF

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The Cape Film Commission has announced the launch of the Eden Independent Film Festival (EIFF), which will take place in the City of George from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2015.

The festival has an exciting line up of films and workshops highlighting the South African film industry and reflecting on the year of cultural exchange with the United Kingdom. It has also partnered up with the 48Hr Film Project and the Shnit International Short Film Festival to bring additional depth to the program and to further showcase local film production and South African short films.

EIFF workshops will include panel discussions and mentoring sessions featuring some of the best and most experienced film makers in South Africa together with high level  representatives of the SABC who will discuss and advise on what their expectations are from the local industry.

The final program can be downloaded from our EIFF 2015 Program page. Please note that although this is finalized, it may still be subject to change.

As this is the first festival of what will hopefully be an annual event, the CFC is offering complimentary weekend passes to CFC members (one pass per member).

To attend, please email your ID number and CFC membership number to no later than Wednesday 7th October 2015. If you have forgotten your CFC membership number please email to request it.

If you’re not a member of the CFC but you wish to join, the application form can be downloaded from the CFC website downloads page. Please fill it out and fax or scan and email to CFC Membership is free.

Please note that seats for the Sunday morning workshop and local tour are limited, so please indicate on your email whether you would like to attend those events.

Passes are available for application until close of business on Wednesday 7th October and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have been successful in your application the CFC will notify you during the week of 11 October.

Passes can be collected from the George Arts Theatre from Monday 26th October 2015 during normal business hours.

The CFC is grateful for the support from the National Lottery Commission as the principal sponsors, the City of George and the British Council. The CFC also specifically thanks the Mayor of George and his Office for their support in organizing the festival together with officials from the Eden District and the George and Knysna Municipalities.



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