Flats Festival of Film celebrates debut film festival

[ 0 ] October 26, 2015 |

12138389_514455935388038_7980746237258208899_oThe Flats Festival of Film celebrated its debut film festival on the 22 October 2015, transforming public spaces into screening venues on the Cape Flats, which also included a screening at Cape Town City Central Library.

The festival running from the  22 – 25 October 2015, focused on films that highlighted serious social issues, screening “Luister”, “Tik time bomb” , “Stukkend”, “Southern Delivery”, “Indians can’t fly”, “As I am” and “Cinderella of the Cape Flats”.

Free film workshops accompanied by panel discussions after every screening, provided festival goers and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to interact with artists, filmmakers and industry professionals.

“I want to create a platform that showcases the work of emerging black filmmakers from the Cape Flats and beyond, allowing audiences to critically engage with the work of filmmakers. I want to develop and mentor new filmmaker’s of colour into the Cape Town Film Industry, which is still very white and exclusionary,” says “Flats Festival of Film” founder Denver Breda.

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The films screened at the festival was a call to action for audiences, community leaders and community members to collectively handle and change the social issues that currently affect society. Festival founder Denver Breda, believes that film plays an important role in being a catalyst for change, by using video as a form of activism.

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If you are interested in contributing financially or providing sponsorship to the Film Fest you can assist by supporting their crowd funding campaign “Friends of the Flats Festival”.

For any further information connect with Flats Festival of Film on the details listed below:

E-mail: Flatsfest@gmail.com

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