Cape Town Film Market and Festival – Developing the industry and celebrating film

21 September 2017


The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, with 10 days of film screenings at four venues, and a 4-day business to business event focused on increasing collaboration and supporting the efficiency and development of the film industry across Africa. This Market and Festival event has been created to address a major need within the industry, not just in the Western Cape, but across South Africa and beyond.


Cape Town Film Market


A unique business focused event, The Cape Town Film Market will see dozens of companies from the film industry participating in 4 days of discussions, networking and workshops all designed to support the growth of the industry, including its affiliate and support services. The event will include an exhibition space, panel discussions, targeted workshops and networking opportunities that will enable film production companies to interact with the range of affiliate and support industries required for the growth of the sector.


Unlike any other film industry event in the country, the Cape Town Film Market will be a multi-purpose event; a business development and sales opportunity for industry support businesses, a networking event for all industry stakeholders, and an educational platform whereby best practice information will be shared across a range of competencies.

All industry stakeholders, including all support services such as logistics, location support and scouting, crew hire, equipment sales and rental, security, catering, transport, post-production, technology and software, and related services are invited to take part by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space. Further opportunities for these companies will include networking lounges, speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.


The Cape Town Film Market will run alongside the Cape Town International Film Festival that, since its inception, the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) the festival has significantly grown in size and international participation. The Festival will be a celebration of film from across the world, with films from over 50 countries being featured in competition.

Categories of films shown include features, documentaries and short films, many of which are award-winning and critical favourites at several of the world’s major film festivals such as Cannes, San Sebastian, Berlin, Chicago, Thessaloniki, Trømsø, Warsaw, Edinburgh, Göteborg, Transilvania, Cairo, Marrakech, Tribeca and Venice. Some of the films are even on the official list for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film for next year’s Oscars. There will be a significant number of World and South African premieres at this year’s event.

Source: Press Release