The South African Independent Film Festival aims to support both emerging and experienced filmmakers, by creating a breeding place for their work to be reviewed and judged and providing access to a larger audience through media artistic events.
This will be our first year for the festival showing films from around the world. Our filmmakers will share their best works in the most dynamic city in the world. Our film screenings will take place once a year.

Where both filmmakers and film enthusiasts gather to discover new forms of expressiveness and to exchange thoughts and ideas.

The film competition taking place in May 2018, which will feature the winners of each category . The SAIFF will announce the Official Selection, the Nominees for every award one month before the festival.

Our jury formed of film professionals will review all submitted films from an independent point of view, seeking creativity, vision, innovative ideas, powerful messages and attention to details, with the aim of discovering projects with the potential to define the direction of contemporary cinema.

SAIFF promotes films from around the world with 13 awards.


Rules & Terms
– Submissions –

You are entitled to any amount of entries for the festival

– Films –

We accept Short Films, Music Videos , Documentaries
Short films submitted to  SAIFF should be under 20 minutes, with a minimum length of 1 minute. Music Videos should not be longer than 10 minutes. There are no restrictions on how old your movie is or when it was made.

All films must come with English subtitles if not in english (with an exception for music videos and movies where English is the main language spoken). Any genre and format is accepted.