6 Documentaries, 14 Animated Short Films, 17 Student Short Films, 37 International Short Films, 50 South African Narrative Short Films and one Feature Film Première.

The Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival (IMSFF), is a 5-day short film celebration. Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a festival dedicated to their exhibition. Short filmmaking is in the midst of a renaissance. IMSFF is held at the MAXI-Cineplex in the Hatfield Plaza in Pretoria from June 25 - 29, 2014, and will screen over a 100 short films, up to 60 hours of entertainment, from some of the most up-and-coming and prominent directors and producers around the globe!

IMSFF's mission is to present quality short films as well as support, recognize and honour filmmakers creating a films under ±25 minutes. Our official selection includes SAFTA winners and nominees, Silverskermfees Shorts, the best Afrinolly Shorts form all over Africa. Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner selections, The Top 10 Short Films of 2013, the Oscar® winner for best animated short and we conclude the festival with a short film by Shane Valdés starring Matthew McConaughey.

This year, we have 16 award categories, or better known as the Mzansi's. Nominees and winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of juror's, compiled by industry professionals like Leon van Nierop, Rehad Desai, Tom Marais and Multiple SAFTA winners. The festival will conclude with the gala awards ceremony on June 29th, 2014. There is a cash prize of R50,000 at stake and one short film will get the opportunity to develop its story into a full feature film with Mzansi Bioskop where it will première.

IMSFF will be supported by a number of leading industry sponsors, headlined by Global Access, a private broadcaster on the DStv platform. Guy Sclanders, Creative Producer at Global Access says, "There are many reasons that a short film festival is important. A succinct short is in many ways far more challenging to create than a feature length film. A short film is a brief glimpse into the psyche of the film-maker. For just a few minutes we get to see the world through someone else's eyes; sometimes bringing us joy, sometimes sadness - but always giving us something to think about. IMSFF is run by exceptional people who have compiled an amazing collection of shorts. This is a festival like a no other, and promises us an awesome experience."

In addition to Global Access, the following sponsors and supporters will also be participating at the festival: Slender Wonder, Media Film Service, Mzansi Magic on DStv, Hatfield Plaza, Maxi-Cineplex, Afrinolly, MadRobot, Gauteng Film Commission, Writer's Guild of South Africa, Grey Cloud Productions, Magic-J Entertainment and the Protea Hotel Hatfield.

The MMC for Sport & Recreation, Cllr Nyozipho Tyobeka-Makeke, will open proceedings on June 25 @ 19h00.

Tickets per film session is available at the venue for only R25.00. A day pass will cost R70.00. For more detail regarding the short film festival, programme information and how you can be a part of it, please contact us or simply go to our website for more info: www.imsff.co.za.