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Film O'Clock: Short Film Festival

Wed Feb 28, 19:00 - Sun Mar 3, 23:30

Neelsie Cinema


Film O'Clock International Festival unveils short film selection for its fourth edition – one festival, eight countries.

The Film O'Clock International Festival team is thrilled to unveil the 10 titles from the international short film competition and the two industry-focused events that will take place during the fourth edition of the festival. Scheduled to take place between February 28th and March 3rd, 2024, the festival will be hosted by prestigious film universities, cinemas, and other partner centers in Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Egypt, and South Africa. The event will include simultaneous screenings, discussions with creative teams, and online conferences for professionals and film enthusiasts.

The program focuses on the exclusive presentation of films produced in the eight participating countries, highlighting the unique artistic visions and the diversity of storytelling from talented creators.

As for the international short film competition, the curatorial committee, consisting of Mirona Radu (Romania), Andrew Mohsen (Egypt), and Zhana Kalinova (Bulgaria), has selected the 10 films from over 100 submissions. These films will compete for two awards: the Audience Award and the Jury Award, each worth €700 and €500 gross, respectively.

Here is the complete list of selected films:

  1. "1991," directed by Linas Ziura, Lithuania, 2023, 12 min., fiction
  2. "A Void," directed by Jordy Sank, South Africa, 2022, 26 min., fiction
  3. "Bad News," directed by Liviu Rotaru, Moldova, 2023, 29 min., fiction
  4. "Fracture," directed by Dimana Pastrakova, Bulgaria, 2023, 30 min., fiction
  5. "Hypatia," directed by Andrei Rau?u, Romania, 2023, 17 min., fiction
  6. "Mama," directed by Naji Ismail, Egypt, 2022, 20 min., fiction
  7. "Ready," directed by Eirini Vianelli, Greece, Belgium, 2023, 11 min., animation
  8. "Suruaika," directed by Vlad Ilicevici, Radu C. Pop, Romania, 2022, 9 min., animation
  9. "Walking Up in Silence," directed by Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi, Ukraine, 2023, 18 min., documentary
  10. "When the MIGs fly," directed by Philip Gaicean, Romania, 2023, 15 min., fiction

Date: 28 Feb 2024 to 03 March 2024

Time: 19:00 (screenings start at 19:00)

Venue: Neelsie Cinema (Inside the Neelsie Student Centre, Stellenbosch)


Wednesday 28 Febuary 2024 at 19:00 - Short Film Festival Part 01 (Back to back short films followed with Q & A)

Thursday 29 Febuary 2024 at 19:00 - Short Film Festival Part 02 (Back to back short films followed with Q & A)

Friday 01 March 2024 at 19:00 - The Living Heroes, directed by Arunas Žebriunas, Balys Bratkauskas, Vytautas Žalakevicius, Marijonas Giedrys, 80 min, Lithuania, 1959

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Saturday 02 March 2024 at 19:00 - Man With a Movie Camera, directed by Dziga Vertov, 67 min', Ukraine, 1929

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Sunday 03 March 2024 at 19:00 - Gopo Classic Animated Shorts (directed by Ion Popescu Gopo, 1957 - 1985, 77 min', Romania, including the Palme D'Or from 1957) 

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Please contact Neelsie Cinema at [email protected] for any questions and universal access.


Film O'Clock: Short Film Festival
Neelsie Cinema
Langenhoven, Student Centre, 7 De Beer Rd, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600
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