Short & Sweet

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Short & Sweet, in association with Hendrick’s Gin and Katy’s Palace Bar, is in the middle (3rd week) of their 2nd season in Johannesburg, in which it showcasing a diversity of short films, including animations and music videos. The event now spans across five cities, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Edinburgh, and Toronto.


Having attended my first screening of the event this past Tuesday, 27th May 2014, I can attest to the level of excellence for each of the screened short films. The evening is thoroughly enjoyable, and can easily be enjoyed by all, irrespective of backgrounds. Julia Stephenson, the spearhead of Short & Sweet, relates each of the films to a personal experience. It’s not hard to feel the same throughout each of the eight films; living in the moment. The line-up of films for Tuesday’s screening included:

  • Jonah – Short Film – Kibwe Tavares
  • I Met the Walrus – Animation – Play Airways
  • Lose Control – Herve Music Video – Thirty Two
  • Tokyo Jim – Short Film – Jamie Rafn
  • Division of Gravity – Short Film – Rob Chiu
  • The Pub – Animatoin – Joseph Pierce
  • Kloofnek Bomber – Short Film – Andre Roux and Decio Lourenco
  • Dad’s New Girlfriend – Short Film – Clay Weiner

Short & Sweet continues every Tuesday night from 7pm (screenings to start at 8pm) at Katy’s Palace Bar in Sandton for the next three weeks: 2 June, 9 June, and 16 June. For more information, visit the website at or the Facebook page for the event at


Press Release:

Hendrick’s Gin presents Joburg’s Short & Sweet Season 2

Short & Sweet, South Africa’s original short film experience, in proud association with Hendrick’s Gin & Katy’s Palace Bar, has made the pilgrimage up the plateau for the long-awaited return to the Highveld. Every week, a successful night takes place, with many locals and influencers joining for the evening.


As the doors open to the long awaited film series in Johannesburg, one can expect Lord and Lady Hendrick’s welcome each guest with complimentary G&Ts. Dedicated to the exhibition of short film as a critical art form, Hendrick’s Gin Short & Sweet will be running until 10 June.

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