THE INDEPENDEND MZANSI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is a 4-day short film celebration. Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to their exhibition. Short film making is in the midst of a renaissance. Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career. Held at the Atterbury Theatre at the Lynnbridge Mall in Pretoria, we’ll screen up to 30 hours of short films from some of the most up-and-coming directors and producers in hours of short films from some of the most up-and-coming directors and producers in our country!
Our mission is to present quality short films from around South Africa as well as support, recognize and honor filmmakers creating a films under 30 minutes. This is a movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making and support emerging filmmakers in reaching new audiences through the powerful language of film. Serving as South Africa’s only dedicated short film festival, the IMSFF was founded to showcase contemporary short film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative short content. In the process, IMSFF hopes to build an audience for short film and help giving aspiring filmmakers a foot in the door of an rapidly growing industry. The short films will be organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers.
IMSFF has partnered with the Qabila Film Festival held annually in Cairo, Egypt
Qabila is one of the most growing festivals in the Middle East, and is considered the best independent film festival in Egypt, with over 500 submission from 60 countries around the world.