Garden Route International Film Festival

2019 sees the exciting addition of the first ‘Garden Route International Film Festival’. The festival aims to give filmmakers an opportunity to engage audiences about their films. The organizers believe in diversity, not only of people but of films.

Live the experience as our audiences are everything. This includes filmmakers, industry professionals and public.

For first time visitors to the region by industry professionals, the Garden Route is unique area with a vast diversity of locations and a wealth of local creative talent. As an emerging film industry area, the Garden Route has incentives and ease of permitting to promote the region as a new destination for film. The film festival is a first major step in promoting local and international filmmakers and the region.

The venues are hosted in Thesen Harbour Town and in the Knysna Waterfront to encourage not only industry players, but also local and international visitors to watch your films. Knysna has a diversity of activities in the local surrounds and Knysna Tourism will be doing Fam Tours for industry whilst they are in attendance.

The festival will also see the launch of our ‘Intimater’ project to maximize exposure for your film and our ‘Match’ program to encourage education in film. Events, social networking opportunities, workshops and discussion panels all centered around your films.

The final night will be the Awards gala event. We look forward to welcoming you to Knysna.