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INNIBOS FILM FESTIVAL (article first published : 2006-02-7)

The organisers of the annual InniBos Lowveld National Arts Festival in Nelspruit have announced that their 2006 program will include an International Short Film Festival.

The InniBos International Short Film Festival is a first for the Mpumalanga province and will aim to entice filmmakers with the province’s natural beauty, abundant wildlife and rich cultural heritage.

“The short film festival will be screened in English, even though InniBos productions have traditionally been in Afrikaans”, says Sandra Jacobs from the InniBos office. This adds a new dimension to InniBos as it not only included film as a new genre, but also expands the festival into other language groups.

The film festival is hosted by the Nelspruit based multi-media business Photonetwork. According to festival director, Nico Conradie from Photonetwork, short films are a very popular genre amongst filmmakers as they feature a certain lenience towards creative and even experimental work, which ties in nicely with the artistic nature of InniBos. By the same token, short films appeal to audiences around the world for its brisk, entertaining, and often thought-provoking content.”

Prizes will be awarded in the three categories of best international short film, best South African short film and best short film in Afrikaans.

InniBos is hosted in Nelspruit from June 28 to July 2 2006. More information about the festival at www.innibos.co.za InniBos attracted 45,000 visitors in 2005, compared with the 30,000 visitors of 2004 when the festival was launched.




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