The Kleinkaap Short Film Festival (KSFF) is hosted in South Africa by Twin Hearts Productions, Springbok Cinema 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 October 2018.

Awards & Prizes

KSFF awards for international and local shorts:

- Best Short Narrative
- Best Short Animation
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Director
- Best Performance in Short
- Best Cinematography
- Best Script-writing

Stand a chance to win prizes valued from $ 100 and more.

Rules & Terms

- All Films must be submitted through FilmFreeway by 10 May 2017.
- Only films completed after 1st January 2013 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
- South African Film Makers can enter for free for the super special, early bird special & regular deadline, $ 2 for the extended submission or $ 5 for the final submission fee
- Non-South African Film Makers can enter for $ 5 for the super early bird special, $ 8 for the earlybird special, a regular submission fee of $ 10, an extended submission fee of $ 15 or a final submission fee of $ 20
- English Subtitles for Non-English films
- Film makers who are selected give the KSFF permission to screen their films at the Festival in October 2018
- 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

10 Reviews

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    Pat Knight

    Delighted our short film part of this fantastic festival. Sadly we couldn't attend but great communication and social media presence from the festival team.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    It was wonderful to screen your film at the KSFF 2017! Thank you for being a part of this year's festival

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    Earle Holmes

    Congratulations on your second year. AFDA is proud to have screened at your festival and have two nominations. Will definantly be there next year too.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    AFDA is a tops! Thank you for submitting such great films

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    Apostolis Iliopoulos

    Thank you very much for the selection of my movie tobe a part of the festival. I wish you all the best.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks for the lovely review, we were honored to screen your work!

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    Jennifer Mostert

    Only in its 2nd year but watch out for this short film festival as it goes from strength to strength. A lovely, caring and dedicated team down to printing all of the film posters and giving them to each film-maker at the end of the festival.
    Thank you KSFF from the "In Light of Is" and the "Scribblings" short film cast and crew. Hope to see you again next year.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being a part of the KSFF 2017! Hope to see you in 2018

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    Mark Bousfield

    Great festival, really communicative and a pleasure to have our film in it.

    Can highly recommend

    July 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Was an honor to screen your film Mark. Wonderful work, congrats and thank you for your kind words.