15 November 2012

South Africa: Substance Films Presents Second Muizenbosch Event

press release

Substance Films, the independent filmmakers have undertaken to curate the second installment of a new local film showcase event that it is hoped will become a regular community-orientated film event for the Muizenberg area in Cape Town.

Following on the success of the first Muizenbosch event which took place in October at the Muizenberg Bowling Club, the next event will take place on Saturday, 1 December 2012 from 7pm until 9pm on the grass fields next to the putt-putt course in Muizenberg.

The venue is wind-protected and there is a playground next door for the kids. Beach vendors will also be on site catering hot dogs, ice-cream, cool drinks and popcorn. Organisers request that patrons not bring any alcohol onto the festival grounds but picnic baskets are welcome. The Beach Buddies will be on patrol to keep things safe and tidy and there is safe, free parking in the area.

Creative community gathering

The theme of the second event is 'In Love With Local' and the selection of films on offer will reflect a broad spectrum of independent films, all related to, or created by Capetonians and importantly, Muizenberg locals. The event also aims to function as a creative community gathering where the exchange of ideas and and communication between like-minded creatives and film buffs can happen in an informal, outdoor and relaxed setting.

Substance Films' director Yvette Lambrecht has been inspired by just how forthcoming local filmmakers have been in contributing their short films, documentaries, animations and music videos. It is her wish that Muizenbosch will spark other organisations to initiate independent film events, thereby giving filmmakers more outlets for their work to be viewed. "There are so many hurdles to getting our independent works screened by our national broadcaster that filmmakers and documentarians have got to work together to come up with creative, new solutions to getting our films to our audiences."

Filmmakers are urged to get in touch with Yvette if they have short films, animations, experimental films or music videos that they want screened at Muizenbosch. Everything will be considered, as long as it is PG rated. Entrance is R30 per person and children under 13 get in free.

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