"shnit 2019 proudly presents a film line up designed to entertain and to thrill, to engage and to challenge, to inspire debate and to give audiences a wide-ranging taste of the exciting film work coming out of the South African industry today, from deeply introspective drama, to energetic-shnit manifesto
comedy and heartwarming humanity, to high genre, animation and experimental films, to unflinching interrogations of the state of the nation, our multifaceted identities and the complexities of today’s SA.
shnit’s programming team is strongly womxn-driven and representative in terms of race, age and sexual identity. shnit is proud to present a 50% female-directed South African film programme in 2019. Both shnit’s South African and international line ups include films with body- and sex-positive focus, challenging confrontations of gender-based violence, political allegories and interrogations, as well as shnit’s characteristically irreverent, quirky humour and human touch. Selected from 150 South African entries and thousands of films globally, shnit’s 10th year in SA is full of the strong voices shnit has sought to seek out yearly since our very first edition."