Filmit

“Tell your story and FILMIT”  / “Vertel jou storie en FILMIT”

Filmit Film Competition for High Schools in South Africa and Namibia

 

THE TOP 20 MOVIE CONCEPTS

MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ROUND

Congratulations to the following school groups for making it to the next round!

A magician never reveals its secrets by Curro Durbanville, South Africa

Behind the Surfboard by CBC St John’s, South Africa

Cascade by Rondebosch Boys’ High, South Africa

Conflict: A Journey to Passion by Worcester Gymnasium, South Africa

Duwweltjie by Paul Roos Gymnasium, South Africa

Gedagtes maak saak by Kalahari High School, South Africa

Interpreter Gone Wrong by Simon’s Town High School, South Africa

Search by Fairmont High School, South Africa

Theatre Kid by Bloemhof Girls’ High, South Africa

The Art of Colour by St Georges Diocesan School, Namibia

The Gingerbread Man by Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, South Africa

The Key by Paarl Boys’ High, South Africa

Three shades of agony by Jan van Riebeeck High School, South Africa

 Too bright to shine by Mitchell’s Plain High School, South Africa

Toue en kloue by Parkdene High School, South Africa

Trigger on the beach by Charlie Hofmeyr High School, South Africa

U Yolo #happiness by Desmond Mpilo Tutu High School, South Africa

What do you stand for? by Table View High School, South Africa

What drove her to madness by Groote Schuur High School, South Africa

Zombie Blowout by Waterkloof High School, South Africa

Well done from the Filmit team!

MEET THE JUDGES OF ROUND 1

Bradley Joshua – Gambit Films

During his time at Gambit Films, Bradley has produced over 1000 episodes of television, the latest being “Blood and Water” (now streaming on giant Netflix) and the much-loved South African daily drama series Suidooster. On the feature film side, he produced the critically acclaimed thriller i.e., Nommer 37 which had its World Premiere at SXSW and received North American distribution with theatrical releases in New York and LA. Bradley’s latest feature, an action film called Indemnity, is currently in post-production with release ear-marked for mid-2021.

Richard September – Suidooster

Richard September is a freelance actor based in Cape Town. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his contributions as a Solo and Supporting actor on the Afrikaans-speaking theatre circuit. He has made a few brief appearances on television but is currently most recognisable as Bennie in the Kyknet soapie, Suidooster, where he is also a trainee- director. Richard graduated from UCT with an Honours Degree in Theatre and Performance.

Moenier Hendricks – Homebrew Films

Moenier Hendricks is a content producer who also works as production manager at Homebrew Films. He has 16 years of experience in TV and production and has been a judge for the SAFTA awards for the last 9 years.

Marcel Spaumer – Suidooster

Marcel resides in Cape Town where he works as a story developer and assistant lead writer for the KykNET soapie Suidooster. In 2017 he obtained his master’s degree in Afrikaans and Netherlands at NWU. His research topic was on the theory and practice of writing an Afrikaans one-person drama. He is also the creator and writer of the popular sitcom-series Lui Maar Op, Belinda. The second season is bound to start soon. He made his debut as poet when his poetry was published in Nuwe Stemme 6 in 2017.

VISIT OUR FILMIT YOUTUBE PAGE (SUBSCRIBE) AND HAVE A LOOK AT THE PERSONAL MESSAGES FROM OUR FOUR JUDGES

Competition Details

DOWNLOAD the Filmit Competition document here

DOWNLOAD the Filmit Competition Rules here

COMPETITION ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
We had 70 entries.

What a great start to our first annual short film competition.

Please see our revised timeline and prize details below.

FILMIT JOINS FORCES WITH TOP INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS

The Filmit team would like to welcome the following industry specialists on board. These professionals will act as judges and/or mentors.

Filmit welcomes the popular TV soap opera Suidooster. Actors Marco Spaumer, Dean Smith and Esther von Waltsleben, Jawaahier Petersen and Eden Classens will be mentoring all participating filmmaking teams. Actor Richard September and writer Marcel Spaumer will form part of the judging panel.

Film production companies Gambit Films, Infinity Films and Nagvlug Films all indicated their availability to act as judges and to share their skills and knowledge during the mentoring process.

Paul Roos Gimnasium se Filmit span is ook trots om aan te kondig dat Neil Sandilands, Deon Lotz, Erica Wessels en Jarrid Geduld as mentors vir wenners in die Beste Akteur / Aktrise en Beste Ondersteunende Akteur / Aktrise kategorieë gaan optree. Ons maak binnekort nog name bekend.

Ander industriespesialiste bevestig:

  1. Lloyd O’Connor: Suidooster klankingeneur
  2. Michael Botha: The Workroom, klankingeneur
  3. Fahema Hendricks: Kinematograaf
  4. Eva du Preez: Redigeerder
  5. Nosipha Dumisa-Ngoasheng: Regisseur & Skrywer

We are proud to partner with

A great thank you to Gambit Films, Infinity Films and Nagvlug Films – our judges and mentors

Media

Press release 4 _ Top 20 film concepts selected for the next round in Filmit _ 6 July 2021

Press Release 3 _ Filmit takes off (1)

Filmit_ Press Release 2 _ Celebrities on board

Filmit 2021_Press Release

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