Cape Town Squad International Film Festival

Sun Dec 11, 17:30 - Sun Dec 11, 22:00

Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel Rooftop Cinema


Join us for the very first official Cape Town Squad International Film Festival on Sunday 11 December 2022 at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town. An evening of industry talks and film appreciation. 

Quicket (link in bio). Join us for an evening of talks, film and celebrated story tellers! 

R120 online. 

R150 at the door. (All Tickets include popcorn) 

Thanks to our sponsors @photohire and @granddaddyboutiquehotel for making this possible! 

We are very excited to start the evening with an exciting talk with SASPRO( South African Screen Performers Rights Organisation) - South Africa’s recently launched royalty collecting agency for actors. 

The following films are to be shown at the Festival:

Here are the nominated films that will be screened as part of the festival:  

Julia directed by Víctor Muñoz (Spain) 

"Julia" is a little story about loss and loneliness, told only with images and music.

Nominations: Best international short, best director, best score, best cinematography, best actress, best editing, best score

The Mirror directed by Giulia Achenza (Italy)

The Mirror is the latest fashion film directed by Giuila Achenza for the Milan-based fine jewellery brand Avel Lenttan.

Nominations: Best fashion film

What They Left directed by Mevis Birungi (UK)

What They LEFT is a psychological thriller that explores the complexity of loss, demonstrated by Tina’s battle with the stages of grief after her best friend Adora takes her own life. 

Nominations: Best international short, best actress, best editing, best story 

A Golden Feeling directed by Enea Colombi  (Italy)

The video celebrates the opening of Milan Fashion Week with beauty, movement and style.A Golden Feeling becomes an ode to the beauty and dynamism of the fashion world.

The Note directed by Lungelo Kuzwayo, Lauren Fidler (South Africa)

When the morning routine of an old man with dementia is disrupted, he senses that he has minutes to solve a puzzle that honours an unbreakable bond.

Nominations: Best South African short, best director, best actor, best score, best editing, best story, best cinematography 

The Butterfly (China) directed by Ting Song 

Inspired by the classic Chinese philosophical story "Zhuangzi Dreaming of a Butterfly,”, the film tells a story of Zhuangzi’s poetic dream, where he became a butterfly, experiencing the evolution of human civilization and the evolution of poetry literature. 

Nominations: Best Animated Short, best score

Boeta directed by Gasan Sallies (South Africa)

Boeta is the story of two brothers from Cape Town, South Africa, who struggle to make ends meet while living on the streets.

Nominations: Best South African short, best story, best actor, best director, best score

Red Pen directed by Abdou EL MESNAOUI (Morocco)

A teacher tries to convey to his students the meaning of democracy through the collaborative correction of an exam in a school located in a remote mountainous location, while a communal election campaign is taking place in a nearby hamlet.

Nominations: Best International short, best director, best actor, best cinematography, best editing, best score and best story.

This is an independent short film festival based in Cape Town, South Africa. The festival is hosted by filmmakers this year will focus on highlighting high quality independent short films from filmmakers from Africa and around the world.

The Cape Town Squad International Film Festival (CTSIFF) is a festival hosted in Cape Town South Africa that contributes to growing the independent short-film community in Africa and other around the world. It serves as a platform for independent film-makers to showcase their to industry professionals. 


Cape Town Squad International Film Festival
Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel Rooftop Cinema
38 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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