Krotoa has completed its run at the local box office but the film is still in the
awards race, scooping up its 9th International Award.
Krotoa has won its 9th International Award at the Montreal International
Black Film Festival in Canada by scooping the award for Best Narrative Feature. The
13th Montreal International Black Film Festival ran from 27 September to 1 October
2017 and announced its prize winners at the Festivals closing ceremonies on Sunday
1 October. Winners were selected by a professional jury. Other films in the running
were Carpinteros, by Josι Maria Cabral (Rιpublique Dominicaine);
Kalushi The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, by Mandla Dube; Dabka,
by Bryan Buckley.
The films director, Roberta Durrant has commented on the award, We cant be more
honoured that this important story about an extraordinary woman in our history has
received this award.
Krotoa has also been selected as the gala night opening film at the Toronto
South Africa International Film Festival which will be held on 14 and 15 October in
Toronto, Canada. The writer, Kaye Ann Williams and Crystal-Donna Roberts (KROTOA)
are looking forward to Skyping in from SA to answer the Q&A after the screening.
The film has recently been picked up by Shoreline Entertainment in California, USA
for international distribution throughout the globe.
The seven-week cinema run is finished in South Africa with the rental release
scheduled for 27 November. The DVD will be available in stores and online from the 1
KROTOA was produced by the SAFTA Award-winning film company, Penguin Films, in
association with kykNET and is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.
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