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Rui Assubuji
The Art of Healing
South/African Shorts 3
Isivivana Shorts Programme

Rui Assubuji is a freelance photographer and a PhD fellow in History at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). His research interests include …

Lodewyk Barkhuizen

Lodewyk Barkhuizen is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pretoria, South Africa. He teaches film and animation at The Open Window Institute for Arts and …

Leanne Brady
Red Zone Paramedics

Public Health System Activist | Health Systems Researcher | Documentary Filmmaker | Photographer | Doctor

Joëlle Chesselet

A reporter in South Africa, I then read philosophy in Brussels and returned to SA to witness the end of apartheid. Filmmaking integrates my …

Michael Cross
The Fun's Not Over

Durban-based filmmaker Michael Cross has spent more than 20 years producing documentaries that illuminate artists and individuals. Along with a number of short-form documentaries …

Sofia de Fey
South/African Shorts 1
JHB Shorts Programme
Isivivana Shorts Programme

Sofia is a South African writer and director. She has worked in danger and zones from Somalia, to Iraq to Nepal creating long and …

Adriaan de la Rey

After graduating with a distinction for his honour’s degree in Film, Adriaan immediately began writing and directing his own films from his base in …

Chivas DeVinck
The Poets

Chivas DeVinck is a New York-based filmmaker and Executive Director and Founder of Dialogue Talk, an arts and culture not-for-profit. “The Poets” [Distributed by] …

Nomakhomazi Dewavrin, Okuhle Dyo
Land and Identity

Film director Nomakhomazi Dewavrin along with with her younger sister Okuhle Dyosopu are filmmakers based in Nelson Mandela Bay, both studied at the Nelson …

Koketso Dlongolo
When Babies Don't Come

Koketso Dlongolo is a television producer with experience in news broadcasting, writing, content producing, production and news programming. She is passionate about tackling socio …

Unathi Dyantyi
Isivivana Shorts Programme
JHB Shorts Programme
South/African Shorts 3

Unathi Dyantyi is a professional actor and documentary filmmaker with fifteen years of experience in the industry. A permaculture trained gardener, he’s a member …

Anna Fitch

Anna Fitch is an Emmy award-winning director. Her natural history and science documentaries have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Channel 4 UK, and …

Eric Gauss
Isivivana Shorts Programme
JHB Shorts Programme
South/African Shorts 1

Eric is a conceptual visual artist. A French photographer and cinematographer recently moved to Cape Town after living in Zimbabwe for 15 years, Eric …

Fanny Glissant
Slavery Routes

Documentary producer for about a decade, Fanny Glissant joined la Compagnie des Phares et Balises (CPB Films) in 2012. She produces history documentaries, some aired …

Nicky Greenwall
The Beautiful People

Nicky Greenwall is a television producer, director and journalist. She has developed and produced over 500 shows for the South African primetime schedule under …

Riaan Hendricks

Hendricks is one of South Africa’s multi award winning, prolific independent film directors. The constant struggle of engaging audiences with the emotional landscapes of …

Martin Jansen
Freedom Isn't Free

Socialist political activist Jansen is the director of Workers’ World Media Productions, a non-profit alternative media production house. This is his debut as producer …

Aryan Kaganof
South/African Shorts 2

Aryan Kaganof is a project of African Noise Foundation.

Premesh Lalu
Isivivana Shorts Programme
JHB Shorts Programme
South/African Shorts 3

PREMESH LALU is Director of the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape, a national flagship project of the Department …

Johannes List
Tackling Life

Born in Berlin, Germany, List co-founded a production company in 2005 focussing on cultural contents. A path he has not left after starting to …

Loyiso Wiseman Mabusela
South/African Shorts 1
JHB Shorts Programme

Loyiso Wiseman Mabusela produced and directed Wembley To Soweto, which won the Audience Award at BFI’s We The People Film Festival. He won Siemens …

Molatelo Mainetje
When Babies Don't Come

Molatelo Mainetje is award winning television news and current affairs producer and documentary filmmaker. She’s the winner of 2007 United Nations Media Peace Award, …

Sanele Makhubu
South/African Shorts 2

Sanele Makhubu was born in Jabulani (Soweto) in 1983 12 21. He went to the University of Johannesburg, where he completed his B-Tech Degree …

S’phiwo Mazibuko
South/African Shorts 2

S’phiwo Mazibuko is a 28 year old documentary film maker and a storyboard artist who directed and produced number of short documentaries during his …

Jennifer Merrick
Isivivana Shorts Programme
JHB Shorts Programme
South/African Shorts 3

Jennifer Merrick works as a freelance producer/director on documentary television series for networks such as Travel Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV and PBS. She produced …

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and activist. M.I.A’s renegade approach to art, …

Kutlo Justice Mokhethi
South/African Shorts 2

Kutlo Justice Mokhethi is a founder and owner of Brownthot Productions. His work focuses on Directing and Producing also focusing on our stories of …

Lerato Moloi
South/African Shorts 2
South/African Shorts 1
JHB Shorts Programme
Isivivana Shorts Programme

Lerato Moloi is an award winning film director, animation producer, writer and editor. Her journey started in 2011 when she undertook the Dstv Film …

Suzanne Moody
Kill or Die

Suzanne Moody is a multimedia storyteller focusing on humanitarian issues in Africa. In another life, she was a producer for a business television channel. …

Nhlanhla Mthethwa
Children of War

An established documentary archive researcher. After completing his Analytical Chemistry National Diploma, he started working as a production assistant, while enrolling part time with …

Paul Myburgh
The Story of Little Foot

Paul John Myburgh is an award winning filmmaker, anthropologist and author, with a life-long commitment to Africa that transcends the boundaries of politics and …

Nduduzo Shandu
South/African Shorts 1

Nduduzo Shandu is a 32-year-old South African filmmaker. He studied documentary filmmaking at Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking. Nduduzo’s work has been screened …

Nelisiwe Ngobeni
Guardian of the Ocean
South/African Shorts 2
South/African Shorts 1

Nelisiwe Ngobeni consider herself a young story teller from Mpumalanga. Storytelling to her is as a way of sharing experiences that inspires and change …

Reshoketjwe Joyce Nkgapele
South/African Shorts 2

Reshoketjwe Joyce Nkgapele is an international award winning film director; graduated at Big Fish School of digital filmmaking. She is currently working as a …

Akin Omotoso
The Colour of Wine

Akin Omotoso studied drama at The University of Cape Town. He won The Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year in 2007. Television work …

Kurt Orderson
Not In My Neighbourhood

Kurt Orderson is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. His work includes a tenure with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, having produced, …

Arthur Pratt

Arthur Pratt is a Sierra Leonean filmmaker and community leader based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Arthur is a co-founder of the Sierra Leone Film …

Hannah Rafkin and Meg Robbins
In Stitches

Hannah Rafkin and Meg Robbins are making their debut as co-directors and co-producers. They are no strangers to collaboration, though — after meeting in …

Amy Rinquest
Little Brown Girl

Growing up obsessed with stories, all of Amy’s favourite stories never reflected her brown identity back to her. Making this film gave her agency …

Lloyd Ross

Lloyd Ross founded Shifty Records in 1983 and was responsible for recording much of the protest music documented in apartheid South Africa. Began making …

Shameela Seedat
Whispering Truth to Power

Former Fulbright scholar Shameela Seedat is a human rights and governance specialist turned filmmaker. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia University …

Xoliswa Sithole
Standing On Their Shoulders

2 time BAFTA and Peabody winner (amongst other awards) Xoliswa is a producer / directorShe was Producer on ‘Orphans of Inkandla’- she won a …

Karin Slater
Sisters of the Wilderness

Karin Slater was awarded with the prestigious Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC Cannes 2008. An award given to five filmmakers around the world doing creative …

Hélène Smit

Hélène Smit specialises in teaching and facilitating human psychological development, including symbolism to help people build relationships with the unconscious systems inside them. Eerstewater is …

Janet Solomon
Becoming Visible

It is the politics of nature representations and the limits of visualising the nonhuman that drives the work of artist / filmmaker Janet Solomon. …

Andy Spitz
Voetsek! Us? Brothers?

Andy Spitz is an award winning documentary filmmaker focussing on issues of migration, gender, power and social justice. In her parallel life she is …

Nick Stadlen
Life is Wonderful

When Mandela died I had recently taken early retirement as an English High Court judge. I was intrigued by coverage of the Rivonia trial, …

Nicolas Steiner
Above and Below

Nicolas Steiner was born in 1984 in Switzerland and grew up in a small village in Valais, the Southern Mountain part of Switzerland. During …

Odette van Rensburg
South/African Shorts 1
Isivivana Shorts Programme
JHB Shorts Programme
Pumlani Veto
South/African Shorts 2

Pumlani Veto (born August 9, 1989) a South African film and television Director / Producer / Video Editor. Credits range from Television’s Girl Fight …

Banker White

Banker White is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker based in San Francisco. He is the director/producer of the award-winning documentary, The Genius of Marian, …

Daniel Yon
Mining Memory

Daniel Yon, anthropologist, filmmaker and Associate Professor, holds a joint-appointment with the Dept. of Anthropology and Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto. His scholarly …

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