Fest turns Shnity into playground
The Shnit International Short Film Festival returns to Cape Town with even more films this year.
Screening 75 movies in competition plus hundreds more, the fest is Europe’s fastest growing short film festival and was originally hosted in Berne, Switzerland, and Cologne, Germany.
It expanded to Cape Town last year and the director of the local part of the festival, Sean Drummond, says it also now includes Singapore; Vienna, Austria, and San Jose in Costa Rica.
“Shnit’s great. They get 4 500 submissions to Shnit headquarters in Berne and put together a pro-gramme of 300 films. The films we’re seeing are of super-high quality and we’re spoilt for choice,” said Drummond.
The festival runs from Wednesday to Sunday at venues around Cape Town.