Jozi Film Festival 2018 award winners

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Jozi Film Festival (JFF) Award for Best South African Documentary was awarded to Whispering Truth To Power
The Jozi Film Festival (JFF) Award for Best South African Documentary was awarded to Whispering Truth To Power.

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:

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  • 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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