It’s a small one but the first one, Lungelwa – the short film I wrote as part of the Female Filmmakers Programme for NFVF 2013 – has been nominated for best short film at the 2016 SAFTA’s.
“In 2005 representatives of the South African Film and Television industry resolved to come together with guidance from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) to establish the annual South African Film and Television Awards, the SAFTAs. The Awards honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African Film and Television talent and productions, and serve to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent within the industry.” To read more about the SAFTA’s click here.
I say it’s a small one because as a write, producer and director I played the small but vital role of writing this film which was produced by Quzzical Pictures. None the less I am very proud of the achievement. It was a difficult process for me to write with so many other people influencing the work and I learnt loads and loads from the experience. I must thank our script advisor Minky S for all her hard work, patience and guidance with me. It certainly has made me a better writer.
Best of luck to Quzzical Pictures and director Nthabiseng Mokoena and to all the other nominees. To see the full list of nominees click here.