South Africa

  • Narrative feature
    112 minutes / 2015
    Director: Sara Blecher
    Country: South Africa
    In a vibrant and diverse Johannesburg community, 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda has a knack for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father’s death, she is determined to revive his prized garage business, which is in deep debt and in danger of being sold. The film crackles with infectious energy and style, capturing a vividly contemporary view of South Africa. Inspired by the possibilities of a modern African aesthetic AYANDA explores a core theme of how we let go of the things and people we love.

     

  • Narrative short
    11 minutes / 2016
    Director: Vusi'Africa Sindane
    Country: South Africa
    An adaptation of Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona's play Marygolds In August, Die Kraal Kraal tells the story of a woman who has to come to terms with the sudden death of her husband.

     

  • Narrative short
    24 minutes / 2016
    Director: Barbara Karuana
    Country: South Africa
    "TRAGEDY DESTROYS, LOVE HEALS." Homecoming tells the story of Sabelo, who returns home having left 5 years earlier following the death of his mother and the subsequent demise of his relationship with his "now" alcoholic father. Upon his "Homecoming", Sabelo finds that in his absence his father has 'gone off the rails' and this has ultimately led to the demise of the once prominent family owned tavern, The Thembalethu Bar. Sabelo needs to not only come to grips with trying to make the bar marvel once more, but also realises that in order for the bar to have any chance of success again, he needs to reconcile with his father.

     

  • Narrative short
    8 minutes / 2017
    Director: Hlumela Matika
    Country: South Africa / USA
    A hybrid documentary/fiction short exploring personal journey as it relates to the American refugee community. Transitioning from their home country into a new one, refugees often undertake the challenges of learning a new language. The film follows the lives of Soria played by Habiba Buro (Ethiopian) and Yusuf Mohamed (Somalian) staged in the backdrop of an english class room, the story follows migrants living in Upstate New York, as they embark on a journey of culture assimilation.

     

  • Documentary short
    12 minutes / 2016
    Director: Bianca Morgan
    Country: South Africa
    Louder than a Dog whistle is a poetically expository documentary that aims to challenge the ideology of the so-called ‘Rainbow Nation’ and the eradication of the social constructs within Apartheid, as well as how it fits into today’s society. It explores social issues that still affect the youth today-22 years after democracy- in their personal relationships, academic careers, social and professional environments.

     

  • Narrative short
    15 minutes / 2017
    Director: Sihle Hlophe
    Country: South Africa
    Nomfundo is a short film about a tormented and impulsive young woman who is pregnant with her first child. When Nomfundo is betrayed by the two people she holds dear to her heart, she makes an erratic decision that unleashes a tragic chain of events. She flees from the repercussions of her actions and has a transcendental encounter that changes the course of her life forever.

  • Narrative short
    10 minutes / 2015
    Director: Lungelo Kuzwayo
    Country: South Africa
    When Mbali, a charming and adventurous 7 year-old South African, defies the norm by making a new friend; she sparks a journey of transformation.

     

  • Narrative short
    12 minutes / 2016
    Director: Mlu Godola
    Country: South Africa
    When a small community's only source of water unexpectedly collapses during a severe drought; Zoleka, a mild mannered and well meaning young woman, is forced to go to extreme lengths to ensure that her ailing sister lives another day...

     

  • Narrative short
    25 minutes / 2017
    Director: Reabetswe Moeti
    Country: South Africa
    After spending 3 years in England completing her MBA studies, golden girl Thato has returned to her butchery owning, South African township home with a new diet. She’s a vegan! At her welcome home dinner party, all is revealed…but not all is understood.