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Covid-19 has played a major role the last year and it has effected us all. We are now planning a 3 day festival for December that will include the best films of the season that has past and the new season now open. We will also be featuring some of the best films from other seasons as well. We will be letting all the selected films aware of their selection as soon as we have finalized our planning. Thank you guys for the support and we believe we will have an amazing festival come December.

The Festival is held in the old quiet, artistic seaside village of Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.

We are focusing on films that dares to push boundaries. Drama, thriller, horror, mystery, sci-fi, comedy, animation and documentary are what we are looking for.
We are looking for filmmakers who are not afraid to try different things and think outside of the box.
Films with a running time of 1 minute to 40 minutes.

We will once again have some of South Africa's biggest names in the industry as judges and guest speakers.

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Best of the Fest
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Score
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor
Best Documentary
Best Trailer
Best Student Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Viewers Choice

All prizes tbc.
T's and C's apply

Films must be 1 minute to 40 minutes long.
Any genre of films.
All non-English films must have English subtitles.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film. For individual awards you must enter film as well.
Films must be completed after 2010.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    September 2020
  • très bien, un retour très positif

    May 2020
  • Since my short film Captivity is selected by Melkbos, i can praise they are a festival of people with heart and the most loving conscience.

    April 2020
  • This is my first independent film and I feel great knowing Melkbos Short Film Festival included my film in this year's event. Looking forward to conducting more films that will gain your attention.

    April 2020
  • Ray Pearson

    My movie was an official selection but not part of the program, so what was I selected for???? I guess just for s**** and giggles

    April 2020