Commercials director wins his own film festival

Frieze Films’ commercial director Grant de Sousa recently won Cinema Nouveau’s Win Your Own Film Fest competition, where he had to identify a range of iconic films from some quirky clues.

For his prize, Grant will screen five of his favourite films at The Grant De Sousa Film Festival on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at Cinema Nouveau, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Grant's lineup includes:
•John Hughes' cult classic Weird Science (9:45am)
•Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Raiders of the Lost Ark, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones (12pm)
•Sergio Leone's classic Western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood (2:15pm)
•David Fincher's Oscar-nominated Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton (5:30pm)
•Alex Proyas' science fiction classic Dark City, starring Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland (8:15pm)

Grant will introduce each film. “I have grown up with film, and now I am fortunate to work in the industry directing commercials," says Grant. "In fact, I probably see two or three movies every week! The Cinema Nouveau competition was a great idea and I enjoyed the challenge of deducing the movie titles from the cryptic clues. Now, having finalised my selection of five titles, I can’t wait to host my very own film festival – I could not imagine a better way to spend an entire Saturday than watching movies!”

Tickets cost R35 per ticket and bookings open on Monday via or

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Posted 22 April, 2013.