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03 November 2010

Southern Youth Film Festival Call for Entries

SUFF International Short Film Festival
is one of South Africa's fastest growing youth film festivals and consistently delivers a colourful celebration of the best in local and international short filmmaking by Youth.

The Southern Youth Film Festival (SUFF) in partnership with the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges, DigiCape, NUFF, Tvibit and the Bart’s African Foundation is proud to announce that the Call for Entries for the Youth Film Competition 2010 is officially open.
The SUFF film festival will take place at the George Arts theatre from the 19th to 21st December 2010.

The festival accepts short films in the genres / sub – genres of drama, action, thriller, comedy, animation and factual. Films must be a maximum of 15 minutes in length.

This competition is open to youth filmmakers from all over the world between the ages of 14 and 35 years old and the deadline for entries is the 25th November 2010.

The 2010 Southern Youth Film Festival program is grouped into 4 categories;

 ‘Give climate change a face’ – films that focus on people and our relationship to the planet.

 ‘With Heart’ – films that focus on social and political issues and are still entertaining. All genres accepted.

 ‘New Tech’– Films made with new technologies eg. Mobile phones or produced with new technologies. Use of new media platforms for marketing and distribution also considered.

 ‘Grass Roots’ –1st time filmmakers who may/may not have participated in the SUFF workshops in 2010 and wish to enter the competition!

The top 4 films at the SUFF Film Festival in December will win the opportunity to attend and screen their films at the Nordic Youth Film Festival held in Tromso, Norway in June 2011 along with many other great prizes!

SUFF also hosts various workshops around the country and we invite youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years old to attend a workshop in your town / city and create your own short film which you can submit to the festival in the Grass Roots category.

In this workshop you will be guided to make two short films; one on climate change and one creative film. Be part of the process from Idea development to Script writing, Filming, Editing & your very own Screening at the Film festival in December!
Youth participants will be mentored by experienced Youth filmmakers from Norway, South Africa and Canada.

Call for entries and Registration forms for the workshops can be found at

George Contact
Attention: Jerome Booysen
P.O.Box 1352
George 6530

Jerome Booysen
+27 (0) 44 87 32 694
+27 (0) 79 781 9542

Marketing & Media:
Nicole Klassen
+27 (0) 82 552 7500

(Issued by Nicole Klassen)

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