Having successfully hosted the South African leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for the past seven years, Cape Union Mart is now offering local filmmakers a unique opportunity to have their work showcased as part of this internationally acclaimed event.
The company recently announced the launch of the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge, a home-grown initiative that looks set to cast a spotlight on the athletes, personalities and landscapes that form part of the South African outdoor community.
Both professional and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit five-minute short films that celebrate the various aspects of South African outdoor culture and lifestyle. The winning entrant will take home a cash prize of R10 000 as well as R2 000 worth of K-Way gear, and the grand prize of having their entry screened as part of the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
Since first being brought to South Africa by Cape Union Mart in 2006, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has steadily grown in popularity, and has been screened to sell-out crowds in Ster Kinekor cinemas over the past few years. With a record 31 screenings set to take place across the country in 2013, local filmmakers will be afforded an unprecedented platform for exposure.
All entries will be judged by an expert panel, which will assess films based on their overall quality, narrative structure and capacity to tell uniquely South African stories.
For more information about the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge, please visit http://www.banff.co.za/adventure-film-challenge-2013.php