Now in its tenth year and with more than 150 films over 10 days at venues around the city bowl and the greater Cape Town metro, this is an event not to miss!

The Labia Theatre and other selected venues in and around Cape Town

Thursday, 17 October to Sunday, 27 October 2019

See website for the movie times.

Opening night R80, Labia screenings R60, Outdoor Cinema Battery Park from R80, Kelvin Corner screenings R50, Bertha Movie House – free. Workshops are free. Tickets available from Webtickets.


shnit Worldwide Shorfilmfestival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other.

8 cities. 1 global weekend. With its reputation for the finest short film fare, shnit has made its mark as a festival not to be missed, and established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the global short film scene.

In its TENTH year in South Africa, they return to The Labia Theatre, the Bertha Movie House in Khayelitsha, and with special screenings at the Kelvin Corner, 44 on Long, and a special family-friendly treat for one day at Battery Park.

shnit 2019 proudly presents a film line up designed to entertain, to thrill, to engage and to challenge, to inspire debate and to give audiences a wide-ranging taste of the exciting film work coming out of the South African industry today. From deeply introspective drama, to energetic
comedy and heartwarming humanity, to high genre, animation and experimental films, to unflinching interrogations of the state of the nation, our multifaceted identities and the complexities of today’s SA.

shnit’s programming team is strongly women-driven and representative in terms of race, age and sexual identity. shnit is proud to present a 50% female-directed South African film programme in 2019. Both shnit’s South African and international line ups include films with body- and sex-positive focus, challenging confrontations of gender-based violence, political allegories and interrogations, as well as shnit’s characteristically irreverent, quirky humour and human touch.

Selected from 150 South African entries and thousands of films globally, shnit’s 10th year in SA is full of the strong voices shnit has sought to seek out yearly since their very first edition.

Check out for program details and tickets.