Review: Short & Sweet on Valentine’s Day


Microsoft Word - SHORT&SWEET_CPTShort & Sweet is a showcase of short films, animations and music video. The branches in London, Toronto and Cape Town work closely together to promote their respective industries.

The once off screening on Valentine’s Day satisfied the love lorn with Julia Potts’ My First Crush and one for the cynics withDad’s New Girlfriend directed by Clay Weiner.  The vibe of the event was set before the sun set by DJ Vegas Nerve.

Short & Sweet is all of the groundbreaking film with none of the pretention. It won’t be difficult to find someone during the break to discuss the diegesis of JuliaPotts’ ”My first crush”. But for the most part one can just watch the film,drink a Cosmopolitan cup and munch on the free popcorn and not expected to give any form of opinion.

The best part? The event actually lives up it its name.  Between each film the organiser Devin Herd gave tweets worth of background on the director and let the films speak for themselves.

The Short & Sweet Winter sessions start up again in June, what this space for more details.

By Jana van Heerden

Short & Sweet took place at The Dream Factory on 14 February2012.


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