The 9th Annual Jozi Film Festival Announces Award Winners

September 21, 2020

The 9th Annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) concluded on 20 September with the announcement of this year’s winning films and filmmakers.
“We are thrilled at how our first virtual film festival was received. We plan to keep this virtual offering going forward. We also thank those who supported the screenings at The Bioscope. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who supported our festival. Thank you to Chubb for sponsoring the Best Young Director Award,”  said the festival organisers.

JFF2020 WINNERS:

SOUTH AFRICAN FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Okavango (Derek Joubert, Beverly Joubert)
Honourable Mention: A New Country (Sifiso Khanyile)
SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Beyond the Fence (Tessa Barlin)
Honourable Mention: The Best and Worst of Us (Jasyn Howes)
SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT FICTION
Winner: Opus (Kgosana Monchusi)
Honourable Mention: Ruby & Roach (Erentia Bedeker) uXolile (Portia Hlubi)
SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENT FILM
Winner: You, Me and Everything In Between (Esther Jo Mbulawa)  (Esther Jo Mbulawa won Best Student Film and Best Young Director and has been awarded R10K from Chubb) (Image attached)
BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR:
Esther Jo Mbulawa
BEST DIRECTOR
Sifiso Khanyile
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Winner: The Remandee (Denmark) Alexander Lind, Jakob Jakobson
INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Deleted (UK) Stephan Pierre Mitchell
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION
Winner: Windowless (Switzerland) Samuel Flückiger

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