Substance Films Announces… Muizenbosch II


Cape Town, South Africa – Substance Films, the independent film makers have undertaken to curate the second installment of a new local film showcase event that it is hoped will become a regular, community-orientated film event for the Muizenberg area. Following on the success of the first Muizenbosch event which took place in October at the Muizenberg Bowling Club, the next event will take place on Saturday 1 December 2012 from 7pm until 9pm on the grass fields next to the Putt-Putt course in Muizenberg.
The venue is wind-protected and there is a playground next door for the kids. Beach vendors will also be on site catering hot dogs, ice-cream, cool drinks and of course, popcorn. Organisers request that patrons not bring any alcohol onto the festival grounds but picnic baskets are welcome.

The Beach Buddies (another popular Muizenberg empowerment initiative) will be on patrol to keep things safe and tidy and a bonus is that there is loads of safe, free parking in the area.

Entrance is R30 per person (children under 13 get in free).

Part of the proceeds will go to the Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative (MCSI).

The theme of the second event is “In Love With Local ” and the selection of films on offer will reflect a broad spectrum of independent films, all related to, or created by, Capetonians and importantly, Muizenberg locals.

The event also aims to function as a creative community gathering where the exchange of ideas and and communication between like-minded creatives and film buffs can happen in an informal, outdoor and relaxed setting.

Muizenbosch is a David Jones of Empire Café initiative.

Substance Films’ Director Yvette Lambrecht has been inspired by just how forthcoming local filmmakers have been in contributing their short films, documentaries, animations and music videos. It is her wish that Muizenbosch will spark other organisations to initiate independent film events, thereby giving filmmakers more outlets for their work to be viewed. “There are so many hurdles to getting our independent works screened by our national broadcaster,” says Yvette, “that filmmakers and documentarians have got to work together to come up with creative, new solutions to getting our films to our audiences.”

Beyond the movies, Muizenbosch also aims to promote Muizenberg’s ‘village’ atmosphere. “I hope to see more of these types of events taking place locally, wherever creative communities exist,” comments Yvette.

Filmmakers are urged to get in touch with Yvette if they have short films, animations, experimental films or music videos that they want screened at Muizenbosch. Everything will be considered, as long as it is PG-rated.

Updates and line-ups can be viewed at

The details:
Date: Saturday, 01 December 2012.
Where: Muizenberg Public Pool field.
Time: 7pm – 9pm.
Entry: R30p/p (children under 13 free).
Refreshments will be on sale. Strictly no alcohol allowed

For more information about Substance Films, Muizenbosch² Film Festival, images or interviews with Yvette Lambrecht please contact Jon Monsoon;


Note to Editors:

About Substance Films

Substance Films is an independent video production company operating out of Muizenberg, Cape Town. Founded in 2008, Substance Films is owned and managed by noted documentary director Yvette Lambrecht and a small team of creatives passionate about creating meaningful communication.

What started out as a small film company, specialising in material that dealt with pertinent social issues, has grown into a media production company with capabilities that extend beyond the traditional audio-visual realm.

Whether it’s a hard-hitting documentary, a promotional clip for a corporate, a training video, TV show or a media creation project for NGOs and CSI, Substance Films is ideally placed to offer great production value to new and existing clients, collaborators and broadcasters. Yvette and her team believe that the stories bought to life by Substance Films are so important and pertinent to the widest audience that they often cannot only be told once or in one format. Believing in the long shelf life of communication materials, Substance Films strives to create ongoing collaborations and opportunities for the projects they create – it’s not over when the master is made. As long as media has infinite possibilities, Substance Films will keep on exploring them.