The team at CTIFM&F has announced terms and conditions for applicants to follow, which can be found below.

Please note that an application for accreditation does not automatically mean you are registered. You will be informed if your application is successful.  

Please also note the following terms and conditions: 

  • Media passes are not transferable
  • Media passes are only available to journalists officially covering the event for established media houses (print, online, broadcast, blog) Commissioning letters from editors may be requested 
  • Media passes provide access to screenings, but only if seats are available
  • WIPs, Audience Development and Adaptation Workshops are closed to the media
  • Media passes do provide access to all other market programs, panel discussions and the Expo 
  • Travel and accommodation costs are not included in accreditation
About the CTIFM&F

Guided by the festival’s core vision of transforming the African film industry, through the three pillars of creation, collaboration and celebration, the CTIFM&F will incorporate a host of key initiatives and projects aimed at the local and pan-African film industries as well as emerging and new audiences from Africa and beyond.

CTIFM&F 2018 will open on Tuesday, 9 October at Cape Town’s premier performance complex, Artscape. Festival screenings are open to the public and will run from Wednesday, 10 October to Friday, 19 October at various cinemas within the V&A Waterfront, including free family friendly films at the Amphitheatre.

The programme is a cinematic feast with some 120 world-class films on show to the public, festival delegates and the jury. The meticulously curated selection will include a significant amount of African content among the independent feature films, short films and documentaries on show.

Particular focus areas are New Voices (first-time feature directors), Arabian Nights, That’s So Gay (new LGBQTI releases), Eco Cinema & Cinema of Conscience. Ticket sales open on Monday, 1 October.

For film professionals, an expanded and content-focused market and industry programme will run from Wednesday, 10 October to Saturday, 13 October, aimed at inclusive and constructive engagements that foster the development of quality content and support the growth of a cohesive African film industry.

Highlights include a Works in Progress programme, a Book Adaptations programme and an Audience Development workshop as well as work cafés, keynote speeches, panel discussions and social networking opportunities.

The topics include capacity building and skills development, virtual reality, festival strategies, curatorship, financing, performance, production design, blockchain and cryptocurrency and more. Delegate registration opens on Tuesday, 14 August and the complete industry programme will be announced on Monday, 3 September.

The festival will culminate in a gala awards dinner on Friday, 19 October, recognising the best work across some 14 categories including Best South African Feature Film and a new Audience Award.

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