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.
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.
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.
We hosted our very first Pop-Up Cinema in January of 2014 at Rocklands Park in Vredehoek.
The screening was attended by around 300 guests and proved that Capetonians are hungry for more public screenings in interesting spaces and places.
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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.
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.
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.
Shot in a sensationally chilling mental hospital we are electrified to screen the latest offering by Ryan Kruger next Tuesday 17th September, the film takes a look at two patients who expect another routine day until one of them receives something that has come back to haunt him from the past.
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.
Director Jamil X.T. Qubeka does something vapidly unfamiliar in Of Good Report. The film plays with your mind, not in a naive innocent way but you are placed in an unfolding crime scene you tangibly feel part of as a witness… After the film being banned at the Durban International Film Festival, one is left to question “is there such an audience to appreciate something so morally testing?” After the success of a Cape Town premiere, we present: a Full Moon Drive-In Cinema to showcase & honour the impactful, evocative melodrama.
In the spirit of storytelling we had a chat with the fascinating director, step into the mind of Jahmil Qubeka…