Keeping things Short&Sweet this September.

With Spring on the horizon we’re growing restless with anticipation as we look to launch some of our most exciting new projects in September. So if you’d like to be kept in the loop then be sure to save the dates below and follow us on both Facebook & Twitter.

Short & Sweet, Season 4 – Premieres on Tuesday September 23rd

Following three hugely successful seasons, South Africa’s original short film experience, in proud association with Hendrick’s Gin, is set to dim the lights and fondle your popcorn once more during its long-awaited return to the Cape Culture Calendar…

Dedicated to the exhibition of short film as a critical art form, Short & Sweet will showcase a hand selected bouquet of 8 short films, animations and music videos each week in the eclectically traditional ambiance of the city’s most enchanting Old World Theatre.

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Season 4 will feature flamboyant food trucks (new menus every week), art exhibitions, jaw-splitting installations, multiple screens, video mapping, 48 groundbreaking films and
a proliferation of potent potions, courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin South Africa

Sound Station Studios have come on board this year to facilitate their truly original new concept showcasing some of the city’s most talented musicians. Every week we’ll be featuring and recording  a different instrumentalist before releasing a unified ‘soundscape’ including all 6 sounds at the end of our 4th season. This is an audio-experiment that’ll surely blow your mind!

Check out the event page on Facebook and buy your tickets to any of the 6 episodes by clicking here.

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Short & Sweet Cinema Club – opening night on September 11th

Following four years of original and bespoke screenings hosted in unconventional venues across the country, Short & Sweet is proud to announce the launch of the Short&Sweet Cinema Club.

This innovative concept will see us welcoming guests weekly to Cape Town’s newest and most comfortable cinema nestled right  in the heart of Cape Town at the Inner City Ideas Cartel  - 71 Waterkant Street (cnr Bree Str). Members are invited to enjoy daily screenings of only the world’s most exceptional films. Expect fresh new content served throughout the year, including:

  • A short film programme between 12 and 2pm daily
  • Wednesday nights: Adventure Sports screenings
  • Thursday nights: Documentaries
  • Friday nights: Art house and Independent films

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Join us for the opening night on September 11th, when we’ll be proudly screening Jolynn Minnaar’s multiple award winning  documentary Unearthed -

an independent South African feature documentary investigating fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries that are considering its implementation.

Get your tickets here.

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Short & Sweet presents a series of Short Courses: Story Theory in Post Production

(weekly from September 10th onward)

Keen on ‘up-skilling’ in your spare time? Eager to learn professional editing techniques? If so, then sign up and join us for a six part study of narrative structure and how it is applied to modern post production techniques. Each 2 hour session, presented by local guru Chris Greybe, covers a different aspect of industry leading editing protocols and techniques.

Book your spot to any one OR all of the six sessions here.

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Your own Private Cinema for a day.

We’re always on the lookout for new opportunities to partner with schools, companies & innovative people keen on hosting their own screenings in interesting and unconventional spaces. After all, we’ve got the content, equipment & know-how…all we need next is your bright idea!

If you’ve given it some thought and already have a screening venue in mind or if you’re still looking for an original activity to get your colleagues out of the office for the annual end-of-year function,  please get in touch with us and we’ll suggest a range of options that suite your budget.

You can get in touch by mailing us directly or sending us an online query via our website.

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POP goes the cinema!

Short&Sweet is always looking to pioneer new concepts and ideas as we seek to stay true to our vision of reinventing the cinema experience here in South Africa. Here in Cape Town, the popular global trend of hosting ‘First Thursdays‘ has provided an opportunity for a multitude of creative projects, galleries and artists to showcase some of the city’s most exciting new projects and exhibitions.

Last night’s First Thursday ‘gathering’ offered Short&Sweet the opportunity to host the city’s first Pop-Up Cinema at Church Square off Spin Street. Facilitated by the Cape Town Partnership and their ‘Open City’ initiative, this is a giant step in the right direction as we look to host more regular screenings in public open spaces across the city.

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Cape Town’s central city comes alive on the first Thursday of every month, as dozens of art galleries stay open late along with cultural events that go on into the night.

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First Thursdays is an incredible way to experience the cultural wealth that this city has to offer and to explore the streets on foot with friends both old and new.

First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend. Art galleries and cultural events around Cape Town’s central city stay open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, allowing anyone to explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth this city has to offer. There is no tour, schedule, or guided walk; that is up to you.

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We hosted our very first Pop-Up Cinema in January of 2014 at Rocklands Park in Vredehoek.

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Things to look forward to in Cape Town

Short&Sweet Cinema is back in Cape Town this August and we’ve got some exciting new projects planned for the coming months. Please sign up to our newsletter to keep in the loop.

Short&Sweet Season 4,  August 2014

Comprising all-new content in a venue resplendent with the glamour of a bygone cinematic age, Cape Town’s original short film experience has returned to pique your perceptions and canoodle your curiosity. Dedicated to the exhibition of short film as a critical art form, Short & Sweet showcases a hand selected bouquet of short films, animations and music videos in the evocative, interactive ambience of an authentic Old World theatre.

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Short&Sweet launches the Cinema Club at the Inner City Ideas Cartel, 71 Waterkant Street

We’re proud to announce the launch of Cape Town’s very own independent cinema. Join us on the  21st  of August 2014 and sign up as a member to enjoy weekly screenings of short films, documentaries and features you won’t find anywhere else.

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The Short&Sweet Music Video Awards…independent awards for independent thinkers. 

Unlike other award shows focusing purely on the musicians, our concept is geared to reward the various skilled players behind the scenes of the country’s most Popular Music Videos.  Watch this space for details on the launch of this groundbreaking concept.

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Confessions of a popcorn seller

Everybody loves popcorn. Every Tuesday night I find myself performing the small task of filling the stomachs of the Short & Sweet audience with delicious, warm popcorn. This tiny contribution has exposed me to the art of short films that has set a passion alight for the power they possess. It is also responsible for my chronic popcorn addiction.

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