The Kyknet Silwerskermfees is a celebration of South African Cinema, with 10 full length premiers, 23 existing full-length and short films, 11 documentaries, 15 short films produced and commissioned by the kykNET and 8 panel discussions spread over 4 days. Though predominantly Afrikaans this year’s line-up includes films in English, isiXhosa and Zulu.
Last year I only attended one day of the Silwerskermfees and just went with the flow. The joy of spontaneously watching a few amazing films was only eclipsed by the fear of missing out on a hand full of gems that showed earlier that week. So this time around I watched a few trailers and asked around to work out a program for maximum awesomeness.
Here’s three I’m most excited to see:
Die Spook Van Uniondale
Date: 27-30 Augustus 2014
Venue: The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
Tickets: R150/day or R500 for the full 4 day festival