All The Details For CTIFMF 2018


Get your tickets for The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018 is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. This year’s festival lineup is a cinematic feast with some 120 world-class films on show to the public, festival delegates, and the jury. The meticulously curated selection will include a significant amount of African content among the independent feature films, short films and documentaries on show. Particular focus areas are New Voices (first-time feature directors), That’s So Gay (new LGBTQ releases), and Cinema of Conscience.  

Highlights not to be missed


Jahmil X.T Qubeka’s Sew the Winter to My Skin: An epic existential-adventure film that has wowed audiences at Cannes L’Atelier 2017, and had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Kenya is especially well represented by two films; the much celebrated film Rafiki from the multi-award winning director Kanuri Kahiu, along with the beautifully moving Supa Modo, directed by Likarion Wainaina.

Tanzania’s award winning director Amil Shivji’s film T-Junction is a poignant tale of Fatima who makes an unlikely friend at a hospital, Maria. Bound by pain, Fatima keeps coming back to hear Maria’s tale of the T-junction where she found love and loss in a ragtag community.

Ghana’s entry into this year’s festival is Peter Sedufia’s film, Keteke that tells a story focused on the 1980s rail service system in Ghana. A couple living in Puna, is bent on delivering their first baby in their home town Akete – but they miss the train, what will happen?

I am not a Witch is set in Zambia, the birthplace of writer-director Rungano Nyoni, and revolves around a 9 year old girl, Shula, who is accused of witchcraft. 

Among the 10 South African feature films in competition is Captive (Ko nkanga), from Director David Kabale that tells the story of an immigrant woman, who after moving into her aunt’s house, experiences sexual abuse at the hands of her in law. She must now make a choice of whether to submit or fight. Joseph Jones Umba’s Epiphany is a thoroughly modern story. After a clerical insemination error, an acquiescent woman must choose between her conservative husband and a child that has eluded her for so long.

Florence Ayisi’s  latest documentary Marie Madeleine: A Female Chief from Cameroon tells the story of the repercussions that take place when a woman is enthroned as chief in a small village in Cameroon.

CTIFMF 2018 details

Dates: October 9th – 19th 2018

Where: venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.

CTIFMF 2018 tickets

Full Market Passes

4 day market pass incl. screenings: R750

4 day market pass excl. screenings: R500

4 day market pass – student ( incl. screenings) R400

4 day market pass – student (excl. screenings) R350

Day passes:

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – incl. screenings: R250

Per day (10 or 11 or 12 or 13 Oct) – excl. screenings: R200

For a full list and information on all the feature films that will be screening at this year’s CTIFMF, please visit the website, www.filmfestival.capetown.



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