Cape Town Film Market Expo And Industry Events

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival, taking place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, includes a full series of industry events such Master Classes, workshops,  panel discussions and pitching sessions, starting on the 15th of October.

Additionally, there will be a Market Expo, taking place from October 18th – 21st with FREE ADMISSION, at the Cruise Terminal at the V & A Waterfront.

A unique business focused event, The Cape Town Film Market Expo will see over 2 dozen stands featuring local and international industry support services.

Exhibitors include Feenix Aviation, Diversity Culture Time, The Film &  Publication  Board,  The Beijing International Film Academy, The Gauteng  Film Commission, Photo Hire, Value Truck Rental, Spartan Truck Hire, The Dar Journalism Academy, The Namibia Film Commission, and The City of Cape Town amongst others.

ALL film industry and related service providers are invited to visit and make use of this valuable networking opportunity with FREE ENTRY daily from 10am – 6pm.

From the 15th of October through the 21st of October, the CTIFM&F will also be presenting industry focused events at various venues at the V & A Waterfront. These sessions include top local industry professionals including: well respected producer and director Maynard Kraak, comedian and director, Kagiso Lediga, Glen Giles of Sea Monster Entertainment, editor of The Call Sheet Katie Reynolds Da-Silva, editor Sakkie Berg of Die Antwoord and Wonderboy for President, Mike Auret from Spier Films, musician Majozi,  and many more.

The CTIFM&F has also been honoured to have secured the attendance of some international experts from around the world who will be in Cape Town to share their expertise and best practice. Some of these experts in attendance will be: Oscar winning producer from Shrek, Aron Warner, Switzerland’s Toni Caradona, an innovative filmmaker and expert in new technologies such as blockchain, and XYC Film’s Todd Brown,  and Karl Carter, the Atlanta based founder of Snake Nation.

A highlight of these events is below while a full schedule and line up can be found on .

To attend these events DAY PASSES can be purchased enabling attendance at all industry events on that day:

15th October, 10am – 12:50pm
Workshop Topic: Blockchain Finance
Venue: Workshop 17, Seminar Room A, The Watershed, V&A Waterfront
Moderated by: Toni Caradona
Session 1: The impact of blockchains on societies
A short general introduction into Blockchain and it’s implications to society.
Session 2:  A hands on workshop for filmmakers. (Limited to 40 delegates)
This workshop is a working session where people will work in groups, will get guided tasks and debriefing in a collaborative setting. The work will be documented and will be publicly available on the net.
*Requirement: Delegates need to have attended the first session and they need to bring a laptop or tablet or phone with internet access.

Date: 16 October, 10am – 10:50am
Session: Meet the Animator
Venue: The One&Only Hotel, Marina Ball Room
Moderated by: Aron Warner
Aron will present a discussion class on his life, how he ascended from desk jockey to big screen success. Delegates will have an opportunity to gain insight into the latest best practices in the animation space, while having the rare chance to pick the mind of an industry leader.

Date: 16 October, 11:-12:50pm
Workshop: Immersive Storytelling – From the origins of digital storytelling &
filmmaking, to why AR and VR could change everything.
Venue: The One&Only Hotel, Marina Ball Room
Moderated by: Glen Gilles, with panelsts Stanley Edwards, Hilton Treves
Join us for this wide ranging, highly participative session where local and international panelists will share insights and lessons from the front lines of digital storytelling.

Date: 16 October, 2pm – 6pm
Venue: Cape Town Comedy Club, V&A Waterfront
Workshop: Snake Nation
Moderated by: Karl Carter
A Creative Workshop for Young Rebels with the following elements:
• Panel – The Global Creative Economy: Collaboration for Growth
• Training: Production 101
• Pitch 101- Pitch session- Feedback & Guidance

Date: 17 October 10 – 11:50am
Venue: The One&Only Cape Town, Marina Ballroom, V&A Waterfront
Session: China-Africa Film Cooperation Seminar
Presented by: China Radio International and the Beijing Film Academy
The forum will feature distinguished guest speakers from both China and Africa who will present on topics related to the opportunities for co-productions, cultural exchange and business development within the film industries. Speakers will include the Dean of Management School, Beijing Film Academy, Ms Wu Man Fang, Chinese Director Qin Chuan, Beijing Film Academy Professor Qiao Liang, and Chinese Film Personality, Ms Tao Hong.

Date: 18 October 2017, 12:00 – 12:50
Session Topic: The Arts as a Business
Presented by: Colin Daries
Colin is the owner of Nu Era Group is a financial services group of companies that specializes in the Administration of funeral funds as well as short term personal and commercial lines insurance and Arts Capital.

Date: 19 October 2017, 12 – 12:50pm
Venue: The One&Only Hotel, Ballroom
Session Topic: The Benefits of Co-Production
Presented by: The NFVF’s Joy Mawela, Head of Production and development, and supported by Mike Auret, Spier Films + Todd Brown, XYZ Films, Monica Rorvic, WESGRO

Venue: The One&Only Hotel, Ballroom
Session Topic: Creating Content for Mobile/Digital Platforms
Presented by: Tilo Ponder, Co-Founder & Chief Catalyst/CEO of What’s Good Studios
Tilo has spent her career of over 25 years as a catalyst for dynamic and integrated media across all platforms, working with a range of corporate and entertainment clients such as; BET, Sony, Warner Bros, Disney, Universal Studios and Fox Studios as well as top production companies such as Los Angeles based Digital Domain. Tilo is passionate about supporting rising filmmakers, forming strategic partnerships with Slum Film Festival and Lake International Pan African Film Festival .

Date: 20 October, 11- 11:50am
Venue: The One&Only Cape Town, Ballroom
Session: Growing Global Film Economies
Presented by: Justin Gray, Washington DC, USA
Mr. Gray’s previous experience includes executing messaging and outreach strategies for leading media and telecommunication companies on video franchising, network neutrality, must carriage agreements, and artist performance royalties.

All exhibition and registration information can be found on the website:

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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