Film maker Benitha Vlok invited to compete in the 1st ever Cape Town Shnit Competition

October 7, 2011 at 16:37 / by

Benitha Vlok is a Cape Town based Documentary Filmmaker skilled as Director, Camera Operator & FCP Editor. Devoted to the documentary & factual genre, her main interest lies in culture, art & people driven stories. Having travelled extensively between South Africa, UK, America & continental Europe since 2005, Benitha has applied her multi skilled talents to a wide range of local & international broadcast productions. Apart from her broadcast credits she has furthermore actively produced, directed, shot or edited short films, live music videos, behind the scenes documentaries & showreels. “When you are passionate about what you do, nothing about it can be insignificant.”


To view some of Benitha’s films check out her SJ Artist profile page 



The shnit Realtime Competition is a new addition to the shnit international short film festival – Cape Town.

The challenge is: Three local filmmakers compete over the course of the festival week (Monday 3rd October until Friday 7th October) to shoot, edit and score a short film. Filmed with the same equipment and a script written from the same inspiration point. This year’s theme is CAPE OF STORMS, touching on historical and artistic aspects of Cape Town, in a theme that can be interpreted in many different senses, from literal storms, to fights, break ups or perhaps something more experimental.

The films will be screened publicly for the first time at the closing night of the shnit international short film festival Awards Ceremony on the 9th October 2011. The winner is chosen by the audience on the night. This competition is made possible through partnership with local facilities and service companies, as well as a skilled crew in certain positions.

Yes, the Shnit just got REAL!




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