MARS-II In Official Selection At South Africa's Celludroid
Finally, I Can Reveal What I've Been Teasing! MARS-II has made the Official Selection at CELLUDROID. What the hell is CELLUDROID you ask? Well... it isn't just the best name for a film fest I've ever come across but is touted as South Africa's ONLY event of this nature in the country, showing genre films such as science fiction, anime and fantasy. As far as my research took me, it seemed to look like it was the only one of it's kind in the whole continent!
The film has been chosen as one of just seventeen films selected from the many international submissions recieved and will legitimately be it's "African Premiere". The short films have been split into two feature length volumes that'll screen in Cape Town twice according to the site schedule. Following those screenings, Johannesburg is the second destination for CELLUDROID, but this is currently unconfirmed by the organisers. The festival begins at the end of this month and continues into the start of September. The film festival shows feature films too; such as weird and interesting documentaries, recent new films and classics such as PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (directed by Ed Wood).
"The CELLUDROID Short Film Collection presents fantastic shorts from around the galaxy consisting of two separate feature length chapters with sci-fi, fantasy and animation subjects." www.celludroid.net
This announcement comes just days after MARS-II was screened in Hyderabad, India for short film event 'A Short Evening With Films'. With MARS-II containing themes of humanities quests and exploration, it's fitting that the film has broken ground into not one but TWO continents in only a week! Africa and Asia seemed a little out of reach before this week, but now slightly unbelievably, they are a reality. Hopefully... seemingly... desirably... there'll be more to come and this student film will continue to do well.
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