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Winners announced for 2019 Jozi Film Festival

Sean Steinberg made history at the eight Jozi Film Festival, that took place on 6 October in Johannesburg, by walking away with three awards for Best South African Short Fiction Film for Axis Mundi (co-directed with Matthew Jankes), Best South African Feature Film for (S)he and Best Director...
Tapiwa Gambura won the JFF and Discovery Network’s "Real Stories By Real People" award. Image source: .
Tapiwa Gambura won the JFF and Discovery Network’s "Real Stories By Real People" award. Image source: Screen Africa website.

Tapiwa Gambura took home a cheque for $2,500 as the winner of JFF and Discovery Network’s "Real Stories By Real People" award. Her short documentary, Redefining the Road, about a Zimbabwean woman who is a bus conductor garnered the most public votes. Handing over the award was SA’s RealTime ambassador and Metro FM talk show host, Relebogile Mabotja.

In second and third place were Beyond Gender by Samuel Erhahon (Nigeria) and Fish On Fire by Peter Okojie (Nigeria). Twenty films were shortlisted in this category and all will all be broadcast on RealTime channel this month. They can also be viewed on the JFF website.

All the winners for 2019


Best SA Feature Film 2019
(S)he – Sean Steinberg

Best Young Director 2019
Mligane Dube (Isidima)

Best Director 2019
Sean Steinberg (Axis Mundi and (S)he)

Best South African Documentary 2019
Someone To Blame – Enver Michael Samuel

Best International Documentary 2019
Nigeria’s Lost Generation – Charlie Luckock (Nigeria)

Best South African Short Documentary 2019
Exorcist of Apartheid – Adam Heyns

Best International Short Documentary
The Briefing – Filip Drzweicki (Poland)

Best South African Short Fiction Film 2019
Axis Mundi – Matthew Jankes and Sean Steinberg

Best International Short Fiction 2019
J Burg – Matthew Gouveia (Canada)

Best Music Video 2019
Mangaliso (Bongeziwe Mabandla) – Warwick Allan

Best South African Student Film 2019
Sunset Exodus – Dylan Brokensha

Honourable mentions:


Tin Soldiers – Odette Schwegler (Best SA Feature Length Documentary)
Shaka’s Mask – Maishe Mosala (SA Short Fiction)
Miracle – Bongi Ndama (SA Short Fiction)
Life’s A Drag – Kate D’Hotman – (SA Short Fiction)

The evening was hosted by John Vlismas and the crowd were entertained by the Mzansi Youth Choir, whose performance was sponsored by RMB.
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