The Jozi Film Festival took place recently and some amazing winners from all over Africa were crowned this year.
The winners for this year were:
Best South African Student Film: Cassandra (Dir. Robyn Palmer)
Best International Student Film: Lunch Time (Dir. Alireza Ghasemi, Iran)
Best South African Short Documentary: The Bliss of Ignorance (Dir. Simon Waller)
Best International Short Documentary: Nobody Dies Here (Dir. Simon Panay, France)
Best South African Documentary: Uprize (Dir. Sifiso Khanyile)
Best International Documentary: Tchindas (Dir. Marc Serena, Spain)
Best South African Short Fiction Film: The Hangman (Dir. Zwelethu Radebe)
Best International Short Fiction Film: La Voce/Voiceless (Dir. David Uloth, Canada)
The Discovery Channel also received more than 200 short documentary films for the “Don’t Stop Wondering” category. This is a brand new category in which the public chooses the winner.
The winning entry from this year is a film called The Tragedy of Africa, made by Dusty van Niekerk. It focuses on rhino poaching.
As the winner, Dusty received a $5000 (R67 000) bursary from the Discovery Channel to pay for his next film.