Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Call for Entries the cool Karoo Apollo Film Festival

Victoria West’s cool and internationally recognized Apollo Film Festival, soars into a sixth year of impressive and exhilarating new activities, special events and initiatives. The Sixth Apollo Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2006 festival.

We would like to invite you submit a DVD or VHS Pal copy of your film for consideration and possible inclusion in our 2006 programme. Please note that English subtitled 35mm print or BETA SP Pal tape would need to be available for a minimum of two screenings over the dates above.
The Film Festival will take place September 22-30, 2006 at the Apollo Theatre located in beautiful town Victoria West in the Karoo desert.

Last year’s festival was attended by an audience of film lovers, filmmakers, actors, programmers, distributors, industry representatives and journalists. The Apollo Film Festival has used the unique geographical and cultural position of the Northern Cape province to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of South African features, shorts and documentaries and student work.

Selection Process:

The festival is seeking innovative works that are 'by', 'about' or 'for' the South African community, that have been produced between 2005-2006. Work previously exhibited at the Apollo Festival is not eligible to apply. A panel of distinguished judges from South Africa community will select the films and videos to be screened during the "Official Selection" of the festival. All entries will be pre-screened for eligibility by curators, however, not all entries will be programmed.

An additional panel of distinguished filmmakers, International film critics, and actors will sit on this year's Awards Jury. Awards are given for excellence in form and content.

Awards Categories include:

Best South African film feature
Best Film ( International Youth Jury)
Best South African documentary
Best South African short (professional category)
Best South African short (Student and newcomer category)
Most promising newcomer (directing)
Best Actor in a feature
Best Actress in a feature
Best Script for a feature length film
Best Cinematography for a feature length film
Deadline for submissions to the festival is June 15th 2006


No films to be submitted without complete entry forms.
All viewing-tapes to be clearly labelled.
All submissions to include the following: approx. 200 word synopsis, 2 stills from the film either in hard copy or scanned to JPEG with 300 dpi, complete filmography/biography of the director.

Viewing tapes and any promotional material submitted will not be returned to the sender.
No material sent at charge of Festival will be accepted.
All VHS viewing tapes to be submitted in PAL format.

In the event of your film being selected it must be available in Beta SP PAL format or 35 mm print in English or with English subtitles.

The holder of copyright authorises the Festival to make excerpts of a maximum of three minutes available to television channels and for use on the Apollo Film Festival website for the promotion of the film and the Festival.


The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Thursday 15th June 2006. No late entries will be considered.

Entry Forms will be emailed upon your request.

Leon van der Merwe - Festival Organiser Reginald Khanzi - Festival Manager
Telephone: (+27) 0837924320 (+27) 053 621 1173
Fax: (+27) 086 6421457 (+27) 053 621 1113
Email: films_for_africa@telkomsa.net filmfestival@apollotheatre.co.za

Postal Address
Apollo Film Festival
PO BOX 5235
Cape Town
8000 7070


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