What is it?
An annual event that showcases the latest short films over a 5-day period made by up-and-coming South African filmmakers.
To present quality short films from around South Africa as well as support, recognize and honour filmmakers creating a films under 25 minutes.
To build an audience for short film and help giving aspiring filmmakers a foot in the door of an rapidly growing industry.
More than 100 industry and film professionals and more than 3,000 audience members and film lovers will attend the festival
Best Short Film
Best Original Screenplay
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing & Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Costume Design
Long Term Vision
The INDEPENDENT MZANSI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is designed to educate and inspire the next generation of filmmaker. We feature interviews with working industry professionals, live Q&A sessions with directors and producers in attendance, as well as workshops and seminars for low-budget filmmakers. The festival will also give emerging filmmakers opportunity to network.
And it’s your sponsorship that makes it possible. We aim to forge a mutual beneficial ongoing relationship with you.
Why Invest in IMSFF?
IMSFF will be renowned for cutting-edge quality, and will quickly emerge as the biggest and most important short film festival in South Africa, a bona fide staple of the SA calendar.
IMSFF offers sponsors the chance to align their brand with South Africa’s newest, most dynamic, and most exciting annual event.
IMSFF festival audiences include young, affluent, and media-savvy city residents travelling to the event, as well as an enthusiastic local audience. And with a larger reach via our YouTube channel, your sponsorship contribution goes even further.
Why Invest in SA’s Film Future?
Ever since the internet company YouTube was bought by Google for US$1.6 billion, it is an inescapable fact that film and video are the communication media of today — and of the future. And South Africa is ideally positioned to build upon recent high-profile international successes, like Tsotsi, Faith Like Potatoes, Long Walk To Freedom and the successful animations of Zambezia and Khumba. South Africa has also had acclaimed domestic success over the last five years with a rapid increase in new films that has infused the market place with new realities.
By focusing squarely on the emerging filmmaker and making education a central component of our festival, IMSFF connects with and inspires tomorrow’s filmmakers.
When you sponsor IMSFF, you are connecting with the voices that will shape our future. Effective sponsorship means you may enjoy a unique loyalty and enthusiasm with flow-on effects for years to come.
In 2014, IMSFF is targeting an expanded media presence. We anticipate significant coverage in local and national media throughout South Africa, including print, radio and online.
As short films are uniquely suited to television, we are building a television tie-in to the festival that would be a rare opportunity for enthusiastic sponsors. Contact us for more information.
A significant portion of our sponsorship contributions are needed to support a more aggressive advertising campaign in 2014. We will be advertising by way of radio ads, posters, universities, newspaper and magazines South Africa.