Jozi Film Festival 2018 award winners

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Director Shameela Seedat's Whispering Truth to Power won the award for Best South African Documentary

The seventh annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) closed on Sunday night, 30 September, with an awards evening held at The Marabi Club, wrapping up four days of film at The Bioscope Independent Cinema and The Olive Tree Theatre.

This year’s winner’s are:

Best South African Student Film
SKIN DIVER
Dir: Katya Abedian

Best South African Short Fiction Film
MMA MOEKETSI
Dir: Reabetswe Moeti

Best International Short Fiction Film
KYENVU (Uganda)
Dir: Kemiyondo Coutinho

Best South African Documentary
WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER
Dir: Shameela Seedat

Best International Feature-Length Documentary
THE OSLO DIARIES (Israel/Canada)
Dir: Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan

Best South African Short Documentary
DULA
Dir: Jasyn Howes

Best International Short Documentary
THE BLACK MAMBAS (USA)
Dir: Bruce Donnelly

Audience Choice Award
SUPA MODO (Kenya)
Dir: Likarion Wainaina

The Discovery Channel “Don’t Stop Wondering” Award
BURNING EMBERS
Producer: Didi Exelby

For the first time, the JFF made three honourable mentions:

Accelerate
Dir: Dian Weys – short fiction (SA)

A Black Man In Zimbabwe
Dir: Roger Horn – short documentary (SA)

Abu Adnan
Director: Sylvia Le Fanu – short fiction (Denmark)

The JFF is held in partnership with Discovery Channel, CN&CO, OUTvest, BASA, Canon and Singer.

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