The Kleinkaap Short Film Festival (KSFF) is hosted in South Africa by Twin Hearts Productions and Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel. This Festival is aimed to showcase film-making in short format locally and internationally.

KSFF is a gateway for audiences to unearth the real world of film that occurs beyond regular film exhibitions. KSFF mainly supports outstanding and creative stories that have not received deserved exposure in South Africa. KSFF considers narrative, documentary and animated short films (30 min and less), and in multiple genres from around the world. KSFF is hosted in Centurion, South Africa. A vibrant city nestled minutes between Johannesburg and Pretoria.


The selected short films will be judged and selected by a South African panel. The Kleinkaap Short Film Festival's Official Selections will be screened at the Film Festival in 2023.

KSFF awards for international and local shorts:

- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Performance in Short
- Best Cinematography

Stand a chance to win prizes.

- All Films must be submitted through FilmFreeway by 13 January 2023
- Only films completed after 1st January 2015 may enter
- Short films must not exceed 30 minutes (Automatic disqualification if it exceeds 30 minutes)
- Short films should be a minimum of 1 minute
- Filmmakers can enter via FilmFreeway
- English Subtitles for Non-English films
- Film makers who are selected give the KSFF permission to screen their films at the Festival in 2023
- The selected films for the KSFF will only be screened at the Kleinkaap short Film Festival and will not be used for other purposes

Premiere Policy:
- We do not have a premiere policy

Overall Rating
  • Josh Tesa

    Was looking forward to live screenings but corona struck.

    February 2021
  • Our short film 'Gifts from Babylon' had to honor to be selected for the Kleinkaap Short Film Festival. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend in person, but the organizers really gave us the feeling we were part of the festival. They kept us up-to-date about the festival and shared great pictures on their social media. We wish we could have been there, it would have been a great experience. Thanks for supporting our work!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for being a part of the KSFF 2019 with your amazing film!

  • A lovely venue, hosted by some really lovely people! Was honoured to have had our film selected and screened there! ☺️

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for joining us & letting us showcase your film!

  • Kent Loomer

    We were honored to have been selected for the festival but were unable to attend in person. That did not keep the event staff from keeping in contact throughout the process to keep us up to date on the festival and the plans they had. Excellent communication and judging by the photos of the event I saw online, it was a top notch film maker experience! Bravo

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Kent, we were honored to screen your beautiful film. Thanks so much for being a part of the KSFF 2019!

  • Sarah Duff

    I was sadly unable to attend the festival but they were great at communicating! Hope to submit another film next year and attend next time round :)

    August 2018
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    Response from festival:

    A lovely film! Thank you for being a part of the KSFF2018 nonetheless! Likewise