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10 November 2017

Cape Town is hosting a festival of LGBT short films from around the world on 18 and 19 November.

The Our City Film project is a filmmakers collective showcasing short films from cities across the world.

Launched in December 2016, it aims to celebrate storytelling across genres within the short film medium.

The chosen collective theme for 2017 is LGBT short films and 20 short films from 12 cities were already screened in Cape Town in March.

Now, Our City Film Project returns this month with a two-day film festival hosted by Ster-Kinekor Nouveau at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town with 53 LGBT short films from 89 filmmakers representing over 30 cities from around the world selected from 2310 submissions.

Forty-nine of the 53 films are African premieres, making this the largest collection of newly released LGBT-themed shorts showcased on the continent.

The project aims to present the best films within the years’ theme with attention to originality, direction, performance, structure and production value.

The 2017 Film Festival will feature 5 Competition Categories; Best Fiction Short, Best Documentary, Best Artistic Short and Best Animation which will be determined by a jury panel and the Audience Award.

The vision of Our City Film Project  is to create a platform for co-productions within the collective to meet the growing demand especially between African and international filmmakers. Top Filmmakers will be grouped together to develop and produce films leading up to the annual film festival.

The event also provides a social event for guests as it celebrates the best of LGBT short films in 2017.

The festival programme is available at www.ourcityfilmproject.com.

Date & Time: 18th & 19th November 2017 12:00PM – 10:00PM (daily). Tickets are available at www.sterkinekor.com.

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