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City and Silwerskerm take solar-powered film screenings to communities <p>​The kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival together with the City of Cape Town have partnered yet again to bring free film screenings to communities in Cape Town in a creative and sustainable way.</p><p> Three FREE solar powered screenings facilitated by Sunshine Cinema, a South African film initiative using sun-box kits that transform into mobile solar-powered cinemas, will take place in Hangberg, Ravensmead and Bo-Kaap.</p><p> The first screening took place on 18 August 2023 with one of the 2022 Silwerskerm Film Festival premieres, <a href=""><strong><em>Down So Long</em></strong></a>. The film is set in Hangberg with a cast from the fishing community and was selected as a special treat for the people of Hangberg to view at the Hangberg Recreational Centre.</p><p> One of this year's festival premieres, <a href=""><strong><em>Frankie and Felipé</em></strong></a>, a romantic comedy starring late Binnelanders actor Bradley Olivier and actor/comedian Solomon Cupido will also make a second debut at the Ravensmead Civic Centre this Wednesday, 23 August 2023.</p><p> Schotsche Kloof Hall in the Bo-Kaap will host the final community solar-powered screening on Friday, 25 August 2023 with the viewing of the festival's other film premiere <a href=""><strong><em>Old Righteous Blues</em></strong></a>.</p><p> Cast members will attend these events.</p><p> Entrance for these Outreach screenings is free, on a first-come, first-served basis. The screenings form part of the 11th kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival which kicks off from 23 to 26 August at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay.</p><p> The City continues its long standing relationship with the annual Silwerskerm Film Festival and welcomes movie makers and film fanatics for a celebration of South Africa's local film industry.</p><p> 'In Cape Town, the film industry plays a significant role in job creation and boosting our local economy. During the 2022/2023 financial year, the City Film Permit office received 9 301 film permit applications, approving 3 910 film permits demonstrating Cape Town's attractiveness as a destination for filmmakers. The City is proud to support and have the Silwerskerm Film Festival entrenched in our annual Events calendar. It is also encouraging to see how the festival has discovered and developed a new generation of filmmakers. We remain committed to providing an enabling environment for creativity and the film industry to continue flourishing,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p> The festival will showcase several new local full-length features while 15 short films in different genres will also enjoy their local premieres.</p><p> The kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival has become synonymous with showcasing brand-new Afrikaans films and developing the local film industry.</p><p> This year the scope broadens to include sneak peeks of upcoming television entertainment as pilot episodes of three thrilling small-screen series - Juffrou X, Die Brug, and Spinners will be screened.</p><p> To further ramp up localised content, an exciting addition to this year's prestigious festival line-up is a collection of mini-documentaries.</p><p> This forms part of a festival development project in a genre that is becoming progressively popular worldwide.</p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-08-22T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#34f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b;L0|#034f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b|event;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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