Cape Town, South Africa 19 - 21 August 2016

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Mason Bros Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The First Week will go on to represent Cape Town against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

stag knights by Whytewood

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Overdue by SAE Institute Team 2

Required Elements

  • Character: Samuel or Samantha Khumalo, Librarian
  • Prop: a spade
  • Line: "I've never seen that before." (or "I have never seen that before.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Infidel by IMAGENHEART FILMS

Best Writing

Just Breathe, You're Alright by TwentySomethings

Best Editing

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Directing

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Cinematography

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

Best Sound Design

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

Best Musical Score

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

Best Acting

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

Best Actress

Just Breathe, You're Alright by TwentySomethings

Best Supporting Actor

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Supporting Actress

Infidel by IMAGENHEART FILMS

Best Ensemble Acting

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Graphics

The Modern Marvel by Sledgehammer Studio

Best Costumes

Dead Man's Hand by Okay, Sharp!

Best Make Up

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Use of Character

The Modern Marvel by Sledgehammer Studio

Best Use of Prop

Life Estate by BLUE

Best Use of Line

stag knights by Whytewood

Best Use of Genre

The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

Best Titling

Infidel by IMAGENHEART FILMS

2016 Film List

  • All Events to be Returned Exactly as Found by Martian Roadkill

    A novice time traveller finds out the hard way, why you don't change things in the past.

  • BETWEEN THESE PAGES by Citizens X

    Read between the lines; when a story unfolds amongst stories.

  • Dead Man's Hand by Okay, Sharp!

    A deadly card game takes place in a rooftop saloon where a girl and gunslinger reveal their hands

  • Infidel by IMAGENHEART FILMS

    Beware the spade

  • Just Breathe, You're Alright by TwentySomethings

    When anxiety-ridden man dials the wrong number, he is connected to a woman whose kindness helps him.

  • Life Estate by BLUE

    Lawyer and Librarian set out to reclaim a piece of land and fires up the wrong farmer

  • Overdue by SAE Institute Team 2

    A vigilante librarian breaks into a house to find another intruder and their paths collide.

  • Rope by Illusion Institution

    An obsession that leads to a unconventional puppetry show.

  • stag knights by Whytewood

    Morning after a rowdy bachelor party, a mystery is found floating in the pool.

  • The Book by Thase

    A New Life

  • The First Week by Mason Bros Productions

    A silent life can still be heard

  • The Fix by Other films

    Two men, one woman and a crazy pick up

  • The Modern Marvel by Sledgehammer Studio

    Seeking to escape the isolation of everyday life, ‘Tom Raider’ and ‘Mulan Rouge’ embark on a virtual

  • Twenty Minutes Tops by The Torches

    Three friends and an outsider bond over coffee and maybe a glass of juice.

  • Unforgettable, Crazy Me by Trilogy

    Frank escapes this crazy world by breaking into a mental institution, finding true freedom in love.

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