Our guests arrive at the Retreat.
In honor of sustainable energy, we offer freebies to those that car pool (3 or more) or arrive on foot or bicycles.
The ones that are the most creative get a big prize!
On the retreat's sports field, guests are surrounded by roaming horses and other farm animals.
These contribute to a sensory and mindfulness experience.
Kids can do horserides and are provided with kites or other sensory experiences.
LIVE FOLK BAND
A folk style band and buskers provide an easy atmosphere. Make up artists entertain the children.
Guests have a range of locally farmed slow food options to choose from and build their own picnic.
THE MAIN EVENT
Slow Cinema is not slow.
It is thought provoking, moving and inspiring.
It is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth.
Guests are invited to come look at life, at being human, in a different way.
To help immerse the viewer in the world of the filmmaker, we present every guest with wireless UHF earphones.
Surrounding noises are filtered out and the viewer can lose herself up in the screen.
We start with a short film in praise of slow cinema.
Local filmmakers are invited to submit films, 10mins max. Prior to the event filmmakers submit films and a panel selects the best film to be screened at SLOWCINEMA FESTIVAL.
The filmmakers are invited to introduce their own film, and the screening followed by a short question and answer session.
KIDS SCREENING: INDOOR CINEMA
Kids are treated to their own event in the indoor cinema room.
Nannies are present to entertain the kids and allow parents to enjoy the feature event.
THE FEATURE EVENT
Under the southern night sky, we present one of the best transporting cinematic experiences of all time...
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Question and Answer Session
Guests are treated to an inclusive conversation to discover the language of filmmaking and in so doing empower them to better analyse the concepts presented on the screen.
The 'aha'-moment during the discussion makes for a more meaningful experience.
On the football field.
OR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
Either at the retreat or at Boschendal estate?
& FIRESIDE CONVERSATION
Guests that are enthused by the film can join an astronomer in a star gazing experience and fire side discussions by the retreat's fireplace.
THE MORNING AFTER
Guests can book beforehand at a discounted price. If they want to book on the morning, at normal or higher rate.