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Short ‘n Sweet

10 Jun

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Now that the Wintery months are upon us, it’s time to find new things to do in Cape Town – things that involve cosiness, company and perhaps a little food for thought… The Short & Sweet short film festival, brought to Cape Town by Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, ticks all these boxes and more.

Every Tuesday for 5 weeks, Short & Sweet will bring art-loving Capetonians and whisky connoisseurs together for a night of wining, dining and good old-fashioned movie-watching. The evenings will be hosted at the newly-completed Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay, with a huge array of food and drink on offer to warm the bellies and hearts. Roaring fireplaces and a fully stocked bar will keep movie-goers toasty during the screenings, which will include an eclectic mix of short films, music videos and animations from around the globe each week.

Short & Sweet seems like it’s going to be as much about the mingling as it is about the movie-watching, and we think it’s just what this chilly Cape Winter calls for. The brand new Harbour Bay Market also looks set to provide a new and unusual space for Capetonians looking for something different to do.

The first Short & Sweet screening is on Tuesday 28 June, and it runs for 5 weeks (5, 12, 19 and 26 July). Doors open at 6pm and tickets will cost you a mere R20 (bargain!) Shuttles are available for audience members looking for a ride from either Long Street or Claremont, at a cost of R60, including your movie ticket, meaning you can tuck into the whisky or red, without worrying about driving home. The evening runs for 2 hours, including interval, but movie-goers are encouraged to mingle and make new friends over a wee dram of Highland Park whisky.

We can’t wait!

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