Durban, South Africa 23 - 25 November 2018

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 Kingfishers for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Joyride will go on to represent Durban against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Joyride by Kingfishers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Prick by Time Bandits

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

She and me by Conversation Lab

Required Elements

  • Character: John or Jane Govender, English Professor
  • Prop: a pin
  • Line: "Please don't make me do this!"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Joyride by Kingfishers

Honorable Mention
Prick by Time Bandits

Best Writing

Joyride by Kingfishers

Honorable Mentions
Prick by Time Bandits
Maikotlhao... by Isago Ntle
She and me by Conversation Lab

Best Directing

Joyride by Kingfishers

Honorable Mentions
Prick by Time Bandits
Amazing Grace by Filmobile
She and me by Conversation Lab

Best Cinematography

Barry Tomalin Joyride by Kingfishers

Honorable Mentions
Prick by Time Bandits
Amazing Grace by Filmobile

Best Music

Amazing Grace by Filmobile

Honorable Mentions
Room 33 by Hart Media
Prick by Time Bandits

Best Acting

Lead Character - Prof John Govender Room 33 by Hart Media

Honorable Mentions
Lead Character - young waitress Prick by Time Bandits
Lead Male Character HIDDEN TRUTH by BMHDBN

Best Use of Character

Don't! by Art Vision

Honorable Mention
Prick by Time Bandits

Best Use of Prop

Prick by Time Bandits

Honorable Mentions
5 (Five) by Old Naledi Arts Club
Don't! by Art Vision

Best Use of Line

Amazing Grace by Filmobile

Honorable Mentions
5 (Five) by Old Naledi Arts Club
Don't! by Art Vision

2018 Film List

  • 5 (Five) by Old Naledi Arts Club

    School drama about what really happens.

  • Amazing Grace by Filmobile

    Grace under pressure.

  • Don't! by Art Vision

    A middle aged professor and family man falls for a flirtatious and money hungry vixen with devastating results.

  • HIDDEN TRUTH by BMHDBN

    The truth always comes out

  • Joyride by Kingfishers

    Two strangers try to fix a car.

  • Maikotlhao... by Isago Ntle

    The playback becomes the fast forward.

  • Prick by Time Bandits

    A young woman is confronted daily with her own victimhood at the hands and eyes of men around her. Her torment meets a violent end.

  • Room 33 by Hart Media

    On his first day at a new university, a pompous English professor soon realizes there is more to room 33 than meets the eye.

  • She and me by Conversation Lab

    we all have secretes


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