Jozi Film Festival 2019: International Short Films(fiction)

Sat. Oct 5, 2019 at 12:30pm SAST
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The Jozi Film Festival is an annual event that showcases the latest films made by South African and international filmmakers in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities – Johannesburg. The Jozi Film Festival 2019 will highlight the very best in filmmaking, presenting a multi-genre slate of films from emerging and established filmmakers, exploring a broad range of topics that affect our communities and stir our hearts and minds.

The Jozi Film Festival was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers in Johannesburg, and to develop an audience for South African films. While still prioritizing local film, JFF now accept films from around the world – features, short films, documentaries and student films. We are the longest running multi-genre festival in the City of Gold and our motto remains the same from Day One: We Love Jozi. We Love Film.


Saturday, 5 October. 12:30pm.

International Short Films(fiction)

Total Running Time: 50min 

War For Keyboard Warriors – Lam Can-Zhao (China) (2:27)

The keyboard warrior seeks to use the power imbued in his “weapon” to effect death and destruction upon his foes. In essence, the keyboard allows the keyboard warrior to manifest his true warrior nature in a safe and removed environment where there are no real-life repercussions.

J Burg – Matthew Gouveia (Canada) (5:13)

A woman who has just returned from a short trip to Johannesburg is confronted with the absurd, mounting consequences of her pretentious name-dropping.

The Cocaine Famine – Sam McMullen (Ireland) (13:06)

The Cocaine Famine is an Irish black comedy about cocaine and the futility of nationalism. Set in an isolated shed in rural Ireland, three characters play out an absurd scene in real time. The result is a short film full of playful humour and hard-hitting historical facts.

O.I. – N’cee Van Heerden (Canada) (18:40)

Chris revisits the Tiki bar where he made his first ever deal. He wants to celebrate the biggest deal he's ever made by drinking down memory lane. It is early morning and there is only one other customer, Barry, and the barman. Barry is drinking to forget and is in no mood to celebrate anything. Only Chris's offer of free drinks for a week if he can't solve Barry's problems makes Barry change his mind. Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And he is the only one immune to it. Chris doesn't believe a word of it and is determined to prove Barry a liar and win the bet.

Pretty Pass – Evangelo Costadimas (Hong Kong)  (8:00)

A dark comedy short film about a goody-two-shoes student, who's stuck with a roommate from hell.

Mariposas – Adrian Carey (USA) (3:00)

Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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