SA Indie Film Fest 2020 is going online from 14 to 30 August 2020 to bring you an unforgettable virtual festival experience, available to any resident in Africa.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SA Indie Film Fest (SAIFF) team has taken film screenings, special events and community interaction and adapted them for the online space.
This year, from the comfort of your home, you will have access to:
– Video-On-Demand exclusive screenings of almost 100 unreleased movies, short films, music videos, documentaries and more.
– Exclusive video content including masterclasses and interviews with industry professionals and live-streamed Q&A’s with filmmakers.
– The chance to learn from industry experts and to connect with some of the world’s top independent filmmakers, distributors and other industry players.
This edition welcomes viewers from all over Africa to enjoy world-class independent cinema and features almost 100 of the most groundbreaking local and international feature films, shorts, documentaries and music videos via VOD streaming in partnership with Eventive.
Since the first edition in 2018, SA Indie Film Fest has celebrated local and international short-form cinema through showcasing short films, animation, documentaries, music videos and VR. For the first time, the festival is presenting a selection of feature-length films and documentaries from around the world that encompass the same independent spirit.
The festival boasts a prestigious jury comprising of some of the most prolific professionals in filmmaking today. The 2019 jury featured Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Pirates of the Caribbean III), Kim Engelbrecht (The Flash, Dominion), Enhle Mbali-Maphumulo (Thisa, Rockville), Sean Cameron Michael (24, Blood Drive) and many more accomplished filmmaking talents.
Everyone involved in the festival, from the organisers to the jury have a heartfelt love for indie film. As independent filmmakers themselves, they understand the disappointments and thrills that come with the territory. This festival aims to celebrate all the highs, lows, hard work and creativity of indie filmmaking!
SA Indie Film Fest is presented in association with the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa.