The kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival is a prolific South African and Afrikaans film festival that has nurtured, developed, and empowered the local industry for more than a decade. As such, it has proven to be a seminal platform for veteran and emerging filmmakers alike. Alongside the world or South African premieres of the latest feature films, the Silwerskerm Film Festival showcases the handiwork of young talent with a series of short films in a variety of genres. These short films are produced with the festival’s financial backing and mentorship. Besides the cinematic delights and shorts in the running for the coveted Silwerskerm Film Festival Awards, which honours outstanding performances in front and behind the scenes, the packed festival line-up includes must-see recent existing local films, documentaries, panel discussions and workshops. Renowned international guests also share their knowledge and expertise at industry masterclasses.

The first Silwerskerm Festival, hosted in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, featured only one film with the apt title, ’n Saak van geloof [A Question of Faith]. Since these humble beginnings, more than 160 short films and 50 prominent feature films have made their debut at the festival. The list of success stories linked to the festival is impressive. Apart from creating new job opportunities, our Silwerskerm films have garnered several international accolades, and some of the country’s illustrious producers, directors and screenwriters entered the industry as winners of the short film project.

The 10th anniversary Silwerskerm Film Festival takes place from 23 to 26 March. This time, it’s a hybrid event that plays out simultaneously at a physical venue and digitally on our website. While a limited invited audience will attend the festival in person in Camps Bay, under strict Covid protocol, all the feature films, short films and activities taking place at the Bay Hotel will be streamed online.

Read more about the 10th kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival.

SILWERSKERM FESTIVAL TEAM

Director: M-Net Channels
Silwerskerm Festival Founder
Project Manager
Programme Director
Creative Director
Head of Publicity
Festival Coordinator
Production Coordinator
Content Editor
Translator
Jan du Plessis
Karen Meiring
Christel Sampson
Ricky Human
Haddad Viljoen
Lani Lombard
Nicky Meiring
Audrey Famo
Danie Marais
Christine Kühn

SILWERSKERM FESTIVAL SUPPORT TEAM

TECHNICAL SERVICE PROVIDER

Red Pepper Pictures
Cecil Barry
Wayne van Schalkwyk

WEBSITE

SF Digital
Marnus van Niekerk
Sharlene Safi

DIGITAL APP AND GUEST RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

Ovation Art
Marisa Buys
Melodie Schoeman

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Charcoal Consultants
Edmund Beukes

AUDITING FIRM

PWC

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Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Publicity Manager
Marketing Manager
Brand Manager
Publicity Specialists
Publicity Specialists
Senior Manager: Scheduling
Leo Smit
Suzaan Keyter
Cherize Dartnall
Suné Els
Lindi Herbst
Herschelle Benjamin
Feroza Katz

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M-Net 101 Scripted | Reality |
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Scripted Content 
Commissioning Editors
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Commissioning Editors
Content Coordinators
Content Coordinators
Kaye Ann Williams
Kaye Ann Williams
Kaye Ann Williams
Nicola van Niekerk
Nicola van Niekerk
Wikus du Toit
Tina Kruger
Lucia Meyer-Marais
Desiree Tan
Lindy Khumalo

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General Entertainment: Head of Marketing
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Gideon Khobane
Nomsa Philiso
Georginah Machiridza
Allan Sperling
Allan Sperling

SILWERSKERMFEES SPAN

Direkteur: M-Net Kanale Jan du Plessis
Stigter: Silwerskermfees Karen Meiring
Projekbestuurder Christel Sampson
Programhoof Ricky Human
Kreatiewe Hoof Haddad Viljoen
Publisiteitshoof Lani Lombard
Feeskoördineerder Nicky Meiring
Produksie-koördineerder Audrey Famo
Inhoudsversorger Danie Marais
Vertaler Christine Kühn

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