5 Days, 10 SA Premieres, 25 Eco Films!

We’ve finalised the programme for the very first edition of the Cape Town Eco Film Festival and are extremely excited to be able to share it with you!

We’re confident that we’ve found something for everyone: whether you’re interested in fracking or industrial hemp production, genetic engineering or climate change, the fate of the world’s bees or organic food – we’ve got a documentary film for you!


Among the 25 short and feature-length films we’ll be screening, are 10 movies that have never been seen in South Africa.

You can find details for all of the films, including theatrical trailers, here and the complete programme here.

We’ve chosen so many brilliant environmental documentaries to share with you, we’ve had to extend the length of the Festival by a day. The Festival will now run from Thursday the 27th until Monday the 31st of March, instead of the 30th as initially planned.

Tickets will sell for R45, of which R5 will go towards Festival sponsor Greenpop’s tree planting efforts. You will also be able to buy ‘Tree Tickets’, which will cost R160 and each of which will allow Greenpop to plant a tree!.

Last ocean programmeOnline ticket sales will become available on the Festival website within the next few weeks. For now, tickets may be reserved by calling the Labia box office at 021 424 5927.

The Cape Town Eco Film Festival is a project of While You Were Sleeping, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing documentary films with important environmental, social and political messages to South African audiences.

The Festival is made possible through generous contributions from sponsors Reliance Compost, JoJo Tanks, Sustainable.co.zaHemporium, Ballo and Earthbound wines, and is hosted in partnership with Greenpop, Exploring Consciousness, Simply Green, Green Times, Project 90 By 2030, Greenpeace Africa, Bicycle Cape Town, Bellovista Productions, Fashion Revolution, Janet Botes, Coz it Counts and the Charter for Compassion.

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