Collection of short films made by South Africans showing at Cannes

The collection of four short films is part of the festival’s selection for its Directors’ Fortnight category.

FILE: Staff members lay out the red carpet outside the Palais des Festivals in the southeastern French city of Cannes on 100 May, 2016 on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Picture: AFP.

CANNES - A collection of four short films made by South Africans has been showing at the Cannes Film Festival.

It's part of the festival's official selection for its Directors' Fortnight category.

Producer Jeremy Nathan says the Cannes South African Film Factory has been invaluable.

"Many festivals are interested in it, both as a collection of films, and some of the individual films. It's primarily a showcase for the directorial talent."

The filmmakers include Sheetal Magan, who says the experience is "something else" and an opportunity to grow.

Meanwhile, a new documentary about Oscar Pistorius has piqued interest at the festival.

The film, based on the book Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story by Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman, promises to go deeper into the story behind the shooting.