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FESTIVAL DETAILS

The first iMPAC Festival drew 2500 people over three days, and the 2011 festival drew over 5000 people indicating that there is an audience for exploratory film in Gauteng. Audiences were culturally diverse and included delegates from numerous embassies and key figures from the film, television and animation industries.

ENTRANCE TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

(Age restrictions are as indicated)




17:00
ONE-SHOT & SWEDE SHOWCASE (100 min)

Young filmmakers from a diverse cross section of Tshwane institutions will screen their efforts from workshops presented earlier in the week.

19:30
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Programme A (60 min)

The first part of a collection of locally produced innovative short films that explore the possibilities of the moving image. The films range from live action to animation and from comic to conceptual.

20:30
THE DJ SESSIONS Part 1

Music for the young, the thirsty and the questioning.



16:00
MAN, TECHNOLOGY, POETRY (120 min)

A demonstration lecture for students of contemporary visual media by acclaimed Israeli artist Amit Drori whose work combines design, projection, puppetry and robotics.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20

19:00
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH (90 min)

Video art installation launch & iMPAC short film festival highlights.
*By invitation only

21:00
KEITH MOSS with the PAZ CONSORT (15 min)

A live outdoor event featuring an original acoustic composition created by Keith Moss for a trilogy of moving image works by Karien Mulder, Lodewyk Barkhuizen and Francois Jonker. The composition will be performed by the Paz Consort featuring soprano Melissa Gerber.



16:00
THINKING FILM (90 min) - No under 18’s

South African philosopher Bert Olivier, will bring the resources of philosophy to bear on acclaimed Austrian experimental filmmaker Dietmar Brehm’s The Murder Mystery.

18:00
YEELEN (105 min)

Malian director, Souleymane Cisse’s masterwork was awarded the jury prize at the 1988 Cannes film festival. Described as one of the great experiences of world cinema, Yeelen uses elements from Bambara mythology in a coming of age tale.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20

20:30
DOOIE DIERE (50 min) - No under 16’s

An experimental spoken word and music project featuring well-known guitarist Andre van Rensburg (Battery 9, Supernature, Ohm), music composer Franco Prinsloo and writer Kobus Kotze. The group explores modern entropy and untold histories.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20

21:30
THE DJ SESSIONS - Part 2

Music for the brave, the wild and the carefree. Enjoy the coffee, enjoy the food and enjoy the groove – we will party till late.

22:00
ANTICHRIST (110 min) - No under 18’s

A controversial film by Danish director Lars von Trier that follows horror film conventions in telling the story of a couple who, after the death of their child, retreat to a cabin in the woods where the man experiences strange visions and the woman manifests increasingly violent behaviour.



12:30
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (90 min)

A discussion around interactive installation technology with representatives from the digital agency, Hellocomputer, game design head at the Open Window and robotics and interaction design entrepreneur.

15:00
MASHED-UP JAZZ SESSIONS (60 min)

Internationally acclaimed South African jazz legends Pule Pheto, Gibo Pheto and Thebe Lipere in a melting pot of creative exuberance completely unrehearsed, ensuring a unique freestyle experimental jazz experience.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20

17:00
ZÉRO DE CONDUITE (45 min)

The 1933 masterwork by French director, Jean Vigo, about rebellion at a repressive boys’ boarding school. The film is supported by a soundtrack created and performed live by the band Eyes Like Mirrors.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20

18:30
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Programme C (75 min)

The 3rd and final part of a collection of locally produced innovative short films that explore the possibilities of the moving image.

20:00
VAMPYR (75 min)

This silent film masterwork is described as one of cinema’s great nightmares. It explores the vampire myth in an atmosphere of foreboding visual echoes. Accompanied by an original live soundtrack created by A Hollow in the Land and Givan Lötz.
*Students: R10 / Non-students: R20