Cape Town, South Africa 26 - 28 October 2012

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 Bench Films for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Past.Tense will go on to represent Cape Town against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Past.Tense by Bench Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

Required Elements

  • Character: Langa or Lungi Oliphant, Conservationist
  • Prop: a comb
  • Line: "Ag, no man!"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Orange, Blank, Blue by Love Bombs

Audience Favorite: Group B

Brush With Death by Arkham

Best Writing

Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Editing

Beacon of Hope by MEDIA VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS

Best Directing

Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Cinematography

4 by Bounceboard

Best Sound Design

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Musical Score

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Actor

Mzu Ntantiso Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Actress

Meagan Young Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Ensemble Acting

4 by Bounceboard

Best Use of Character

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Use of Prop

Tines by The Greeks

Best Use of Line

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

Best Use of Genre

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

2012 Film List

  • 4 by Bounceboard

    Apocalypse when?

  • A Portait on Interplanetary Love by Idol Child

    A brief portrait on love between two people from different planets

  • Beacon of Hope by MEDIA VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS

    A hopeless lighthouse keeper never leaves his tower until he sees a body stranded on the rocks below

  • Brush With Death by Arkham

    A Case of Combs and Carrots

  • ERF 486 by Trilogy Creative Studios

    2pbfh

  • Guilt Trip by MEDIA VILLAGE TRAINING

    A woman is haunted by her conscious to confess the crime she has committed.

  • hot box by Red Fox Pictures

    Jah will provide

  • Life of Mann by Picnic in the Parking Lot Productions

    A meticulous doctor finds that helping out a friend in need can have unexpected consequences.

  • Lion's Comb by Best Light

    A girl who has lost her spark befriends a man stuck in time. In setting him free she finds her key.

  • LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

    The revolution will be spoken.

  • Orange, Blank, Blue by Love Bombs

    Haunted by the past, an old South African cop seeks justice.

  • Past.Tense by Bench Films

    A couple travels back in time to save themselves from each other.

  • Picking Brains by Biltong

    Jack's psyciotrist forces him to confront his irrational fear of zombies, but his action has dire co

  • Romance by Experiment-2 Film

    Ag, no man.

  • Same Old by Team Dala

    A Cape Town car guard finds himself in the middle of a kidnapping.

  • Special Delivery by In Flight Productions

    When a special delivery goes wrong, two completely different people come together

  • Standby by Ibutho Productions

    when do you know you have taken it too far?

  • The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

    The Talker. The Driver. The Man.

  • The Woman Who Whistled by Thursday

    In a world where man and bird struggle to co-exist, one woman can teach them the call of harmony.

  • Tines by The Greeks

    A killers plans are foiled when a friend of the victim arrives at the scene before he makes his exit

  • Trigger by Insomniac Films

    A young man limits are tested by a dysfunctional family - creating life changing consequences

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