9TH ANNUAL JOZI FILM FESTIVAL - ALL THE WINNERS AND HONOURABLE MENTIONS.
SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Okavango (Derek Joubert, Beverly Joubert)
Honourable Mention: A New Country (Sifiso Khanyile)
SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Beyond the Fence (Tessa Barlin)
Honourable Mention: The Best and Worst of Us (Jasyn Howes)
SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT FICTION
Winner: Opus (Kgosana Monchusi)
Honourable Mention: Ruby & Roach (Erentia Bedeker) uXolile (Portia Hlubi)
SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENT FILM
Winner: You, Me and Everything In Between (Esther Jo Mbulawa)
BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR:
Esther Jo Mbulawa
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Winner: The Remandee (Denmark) Alexander Lind, Jakob Jakobson
INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Deleted (UK) Stephan Pierre Mitchell
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION
Winner: Windowless (Switzerland) Samuel Flückiger
Thank you to CHUBB for sponsoring a R10 000 prize for Best Young Director 2020. Well done to Esther Jo Mbulawa and your team!
Thank you to everyone who supported our first virtual festival and our small and safe screenings at The Bioscope.
Access to the winners of the Jozi Film Festival, on-demand. 11 films to watch over 4 days. Please note films will only be accessible from September 24, 00:01am to September 27, 11:59pm (GMT+2) to South African audiences only.
OKAVANGO (SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY)
*South African Premiere*
This is an insiders’ view of one of the greatest river systems on the planet. It is presented as a love letter, and explores the layers of paradise, limbo and inferno in a natural history echo of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a quest to find the real Okavango, a river of dreams,...
Growing up in rural South Africa means being born in a country so rich in wildlife and yet never being given the chance to fully experience the beauty of it for yourself. But Queen, Rifumo and Wisani have set out the change this. Armed with a camera, the trio aim to rise above their difficult pas...
Set in the buzzing city of Johannesburg, Opus follows a day in the life of Lebo, a young aspiring bassist living in the informal settlements. After losing his parents and inheriting a double bass from his father, Lebo has developed a symbiotic relationship with his double bass which has made him ...
uXolile is a township story about a daughter begrudgingly returning home from her successful new life in the city so she can help her sick mother. She is forced to confront suppressed issues from the past and her dysfunctional relationship with her mother in order to move forward with her own lif...
Two slightly soiled sale toys sit in an airport shop, unwanted and out of sight because they are no longer in pristine condition. Each day they hope that today will be the day they get taken home with a loving child until one day they stop waiting and escape the airport in someone’s luggage. The ...
When South Africa transitioned to democracy in 1994, the so-called “rainbow nation” was hailed around the world as a political miracle. Yet, 25 years later, South Africa is the most economically unequal country in the world and the legacy of economic apartheid continues to define day-to-day life ...
Babalwa is one of the leaders of an anti-apartheid youth movement that she runs alongside her childhood friend, Sipho. One of their allies, Siphokhazi, goes missing after an altercation with a police officer. Babalwa wants to take action but she is the only one who seems to want to avenge Siphokh...
It has been 35 years since Maria left her newborn in a baby window. With the help of the authorities, she tracks down her daughter and meets Caroline for the first time. An increasingly close relationship develops between Maria and Caroline. However unfulfilled expectations and...
William has been remanded for 2 years in Lusaka Central Prison, awaiting conviction in a case in which he is charged with car theft and murder. After losing touch with his wife and daughter six months ago, he is deeply concerned about his daughter’s wellbeing. Prison counsellor Hastings, pioneeri...
A short documentary following the last 5 hours of 59-years-old Ahmed before he becomes homeless due to the late payments and bureaucracy by the Department for Work and Pensions. (UK)