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The Tragedy of Africa Wins Big at Jozi Film Festival

The Tragedy of Africa Wins Big at Jozi Film Festival

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.

The Tragedy of Africa and the other winning films are available on the Discovery Channel’s website.

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng is South African of the Year

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