Sci-Fi/Anime/Fantasy Film Festival to come alive at Labia

Sci-Fi/Anime/Fantasy Film Festival to come alive at Labia

The third chapter of the Celludroid Sci-Fi/Anime/Fantasy Film Festival will light up the sky at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street from June 29 to July 5.
A not-to-be-missed line-up of indie feature films, short films, classics and documentaries will tele-pod audiences to another world.

Two chapters created at the South African HorrorFest make their way to Celludroid for the first time, including the Bloody Parchment literary section with a book launch, and an exciting live movie soundtrack performance. Velocity also returns with local comic book and graphic novel creators showcasing their work.
(The majority of the movies will have their South African and/or African theatrical premieres).

The stellar line-up will include:

The 7th silent motion picture scored by The Makabra Ensemble is Fritz Lang’s legendary 1927 futuristic classic ‘Metropolis’. The Makabra Ensemble has performed their soundtracks to a range of classic silent films since 2005 at the South African HorrorFest Film Festival, Oppi Koppi Music Festival and Sound & Motion Studios’ White Room Sessions. This will be their first performance at a Celludroid event. Visit for more information on the band.
‘Iron Sky
The Evil Has Landed.
In 1945 the Nazi’s went to the moon… In 2018 they are coming back.
(South African theatrical premiere – one show only.)
Several years in the making, Iron Sky is a wild indie movie taking the world by storm. It is a brand new Finnish-German-Australian science-fiction comedy film, directed by Timo Vuorensol, written by Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko.
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Celludroid Short Films Vol. 1 & 2
The Celludroid Short Film Collection features fantastic shorts from around the galaxy (incl. South Africa, the UK, France, Spain, Finland etc.) and will consist of two separate feature length chapters. Expect everything from super heroes, dystopian futures and alien infection, to time travel, strange plants, and even stranger stop animation. The locally made ‘There Are No Heroes’ and UK short ‘Walkaway’ will make their world festival premieres.

Volume 1: ‘Bonsai’ (Spain); ‘Last Starship To Venus’ (Finland); ‘There Are No Heroes’ (South Africa); ‘Walkaway’ (UK); ‘Crepuscule’ (Canada).
Volume 2: ‘Decapoda Shock’ (Spain); ‘Timeslip’ (UK); ‘The Deep End’ (France); ‘The Hollow Man’s Tragedy’ (Spain); ‘Good Planets Are Hard To Find’ (South Africa); ‘Salvacion’ (Spain); ‘Wander’ (USA)
Heralded as the world’s first Sci-Fi insta-classic, ‘Lunopolis’ weaves a tale of Science-Fiction conspiracy theory which connects UFO’s, time travel, ghosts, immortality, religion and life on the moon – documented via unearthed video.

* All tickets R30 (except Metropolis: R45). Bookings open June 25 at the Labia Theatre on 021 424 5927.
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