The Cape Film Commission would like to send out a huge thank-you to everyone who applied for a weekend pass for the Eden Independent Film Festival. The festival is now fully booked.
From a practical perspective, if you are attending the first night, please note that the Friday Opening Film screens at 7pm at Ster Kinekor Garden Route Mall. Please be there in good time at 6:30pm to enjoy the welcome speeches and don’t forget to buy your popcorn and drinks in good time to avoid the queues.
You will all need to collect your passes from the George Arts Theatre before the screening as they are needed to get access to the screening. Please don’t forget your ID to collect your pass.
The Saturday workshops at Eden Gemeente begin at 9:30 am, so please get there around 9:15am to secure a good seat.
The Sunday workshops and screenings begin at 10:00am so those who have tickets for the Sunday workshops, please arrive at 9:45am.
When collecting your pass you will be given a copy of the programme which includes details of the screenings and panellists. The programme includes a map which shows the location of the three venues.
Please note that we have made a change to the Saturday programme due to me not taking into account that the UK were putting their clocks back last Sunday.
The Rugby World Cup Final kicks off at 6pm our time. This means that we have gained an extra hour on our schedule which we will use to screen an extra hour of the Best of the Shnit International Short Film Festival 2015 before the rugby.
Many thanks to all the panellists for travelling to George and giving up their time to share their experiences with us, and to the National Lottery Commission for their funding and support together with thesupport from the George Municipality.
A big thanks also to the filmmakers, Shnit International Short Film Festival and the British Council for providing some wonderful content for us to enjoy and to the organisers of the 48Hr Film Project for adding some additional fun and pressure to our local filmmakers.
Additional thanks go to the Knysna Municipality and Eden District for their encouragement and assistance.
A special thanks to Value car hire for sponsoring the transport for the Locations Touron Sunday morning. Please note that this is now fully booked.
And last but not least, a huge thanks to the Cape Film Commission team for their support in putting this event together. This includes Nadeema, Colette and Lorraine. “They know what they did” said Denis Lillie, “and I really appreciate it!”
The CFC looks forward to seeing all of you who are coming along over the weekend. It will be a blast.