Last year I told you all about why I Luv Short & Sweet and this year they are back for the 3rd season. Last night was just past the halfway mark so you only have until 24 September 2013 to get there otherwise you miss out and then you are LAME.com.
This year they have gone all out with local artists showcasing their stuff, a gourmet coffee bar, food and of course short film. The selection each week is a surprise and really does take you on a journey. Last week I was in tears after the first film which was a tale of love. In the mix you might see a music video or two, fantastic animation, various styles, voices and just all round great talent. We’re even seeing some of the creative stuff that is coming straight out of South Africa. Rad rad rad!
If you’ve been in previous years you might like to know the set up has changed a bit and there are tiered seats (movie style) and candle-lit tables – which are perfect for date night. Share some popcorn (which I think might be the best in Cape Town – if only I had one of those at home) or don’t share get a bag just for yourself.
What you need to know is that the doors open at 17h00 and films start 19h00, tickets can be bought at the door and cost you R30 (so much cheaper than Ster Kinekor and the guarantee is that at least one of the films will challenge or excite you in some way or another). Venue is the same as last year – the Old German Club.
Another addition to this season are the Saturday events – which also take place at the OGC, films start at 17h00 and you can enjoy a variety of music as well.
And then finally, excite excite, Short & Sweet is presenting it’s first South African feature film. Wooopla, how cool is that? The exclusive screening of “Of Good Report” (which was banned at the Durban Film Festival) will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2013 at the Old German Club (corner Hope Street & Roodehek Terrace, Gardens). Doors open at 17h00, so get there early to get the best seat in the house, the film will start at 19h30. Tickets cost R50 and can be bought here. Don’t miss out on this epic event. As my sister told me this is “such a powerful, brilliantly shot and cast film. A MUST SEE!!!!!!” Do it do it now …. stop reading and book your ticket … and go!
But seriously, Short & Sweet is an amazing showcase of talent and short film that will expand your mind. If you miss this you miss out.
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