Filmit

Filmit 2022

Please see the provisional timeline for Filmit 2022. Bear in mind that the workshop on Storyline Development will be postponed. All other dates indicated on the poster remain the same. Communications on the revised workshop date(s) and info on how to attend will be circulated by 28 January 2022. To add your school to our mailing list, please email filmit@paulroos.co.za with the subject line: ADD TO MAILING LIST.

FILMIT 21 WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

FILMIT 2021 WINNERS

Best Film: Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

Best Director: Jaeden Beukes, Conflict: A Journey to Passion, Worcester Gymnasium

Best Screenwriter: Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

Best Cinematography: Michael Lighton, Cascade, Rondebosch Boys’ High

Best Editor: Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

Best Special Effects and Creativity on Set: Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

Best Poster Design: Ian Lubbe, Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium

Best Wardrobe: Riyago Maartens, A Magician Never Reveals His Secrets, Curro Durbanville

Best Original Sound: Hope Dliso, Conflict: a journey to passion, Worcester Gymnasium

Best Original Soundtrack: Christiaan Heydenrych: Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium

Best Music Editor: Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

Best Actress: Logan Davids, Too bright to shine, Mitchell’s Plain High School

Best Supporting Actress: Isabella Cupido, A Magician Never Reveals His Secrets, Curro Durbanville

Best Actor: Xavier Griqua, Status Bewus, Kalahari High School

Best Supporting Actor: Tristan Badenhorst, The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool

Beste Ensemble: Too bright to shine, Mitchell’s Plain High School

Special Jury Award: Conflict: a journey to passion, Worcester Gymnasium

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For media enquiries: Luna Paige, media@paulroos.co.za

The first annual Filmit Awards Ceremony live from Atlantic Studios

Thursday 9 December

Grab some popcorn, invite your friends and family to join and experience a bit of the Filmit glamour with us.

How to tune in?

Live on Paul Roos Gymnasium’s YouTube channel

4pm sharp
Tune in at 15:45 to be sure you miss nothing!
We will be streaming behind-the-scenes interviews on our Instagram page from 17:20!
Follow us there and hear what the winners have to say.
We will be posting the Filmit 2022 dates on Monday the 13th of December right here.
But for now…sit back and enjoy…

The Filmit team is proud to announce the FILMIT 2021 NOMINEES

Three nominees in each category have been identified.

The winner will be announced at our gala event at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town on 9 December 2021. Congratulations to the following schools!

BEST FILM

Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gimnasium
Status Bewus, Kalahari Hoërskool

BEST DIRECTOR

Riyago Maartens, A magician never reveals his secrets, Curro Durbanville
Jaeden Beukes, Conflict: A Journey to Passion, Worcester High School
Bernard Robbins, Cascade, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST SCREENPLAY

Mia Erasmus, The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
Myasah Al-absi, What drove her to madness, Groote Schuur
Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Pieter Wessels, Philip Ham & Joubert Vivier, Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gimnasium
Michael Lighton, Cascade, Rondebosch Boys’ High
Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

BEST EDITING

Robin Pheiffer, Search, Fairmont High
Zia Geldenhuys, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Michael Lighton & Bernard Robbins, Cascade, Rondebosch Boys’ High

 BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS & CREATIVITY ON SET

Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium
Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Search, Fairmont High

BEST SOUNDTRACK

Conflict: A journey to passion, Worcester Gymnasium
Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium
Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

BEST WARDROBE

The Art of Colour, St George’s Diocesan College
Status Bewus, Kalahari High School
A magician never reveals his secrets, Curro Durbanville

BEST POSTER DESIGN

The art of colour, St George’s Diocesan College
Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium

BEST ACTRESS

Myasah Al-absi, What drove her to madness, Groote Schuur High School
Logan Davids, Too bright to shine, Mitchell’s Plain High School
Luchuané Hechter, Theatre Kid, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

BEST ACTOR

Kgothatso Kgopa, The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
Xavier Griqua, Status Bewus, Kalahari High School
Roché Meyer, Duwweltjie, Paul Roos Gymnasium

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mia Erasmus, The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
Isabella Cupido, A magician never reveals his secrets, Curro Durbanville
Kalia Jordaan, Status Bewus, Kalahari High School

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mark Claassen, Toue en Kloue, Parkdene High School
Tristan Badenhorst, The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
Gihaan Steenkamp, Toue en Kloue, Parkdene High School

BEST ENSEMBLE

Status Bewus, Kalahari High School
Too bright to shine, Mitchell’s Plain High School
The Gingerbread House, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool

Your judges were:

Bradley Joshua (Gambit Films), Louis Pretorius and Albert Snyman (Infinity Films), Zandré Coetzer and Scharl van der Merwe (Nagvlug Films), Braam du Toit (composer) and Annie’s Wardrobe.

SAVE THE DATE: 10 December 2021, 15:00 – 18:00

Enquiries: media@paulroos.co.za

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

FILMIT FILMS NOW STREAMING!

We are super excited to announce that nineteen of the twenty finalists completed their movies and successfully submitted it.

Thank you to all the schools for showing interest in Filmit and sharing your stories and passion for film making with the whole of South Africa.

All short films can now be viewed on the Paul Roos Gymnasium YouTube Channel.

Go and like your favourite movie(s) and show your support.

The public vote counts 10% of the overall judging process. Support your school like that!

The public can vote until 5pm on Friday the 5th of November.  Make it count!

ALL 19 FINALISTS SUBMITTED BEAUTIFUL FILM POSTERS 

The designer of the best film poster will win an online graphic design short course to the value of R16 500 at Red and Yellow Creative School of Business.

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

Filmit Film Competition for High Schools in South Africa and Namibia

 

ANNIE’S WARDROBE MAKES A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO FILMIT

Annie’s Wardrobe Rentals have been servicing the entertainment industry (which includes the film industry) for close to twenty years.  “From day one, Annie’s Wardrobe had a firm policy to be an accessible supplier and formal mentor to newcomers who have decided to enter the wonderful world of entertainment. It is a privilege and honour to contribute to the Filmit mentoring programme”, Ernst Seegers (Annie’s Wardrobe). According to Seegers – “over the almost twenty years Annie’s Wardrobe has been in business – many students have become key players in the industry, started their own companies and are now some of Annie’s Wardrobe’s most valued clients”. Investing in the youth is a worthwhile cause and contributes towards the growth of all sectors within the entertainment industry.

Thank you to the Seeger family who prepared feedback documents for the schools who made the effort to submit character and costume moodboards. The advice you gave is priceless and we are lucky to have you on board.

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

Persverklaring _ FINAAL_ Desember 2021 (002)

Press Release _ FINAL_ December 2021 (002)

Persverklaring 8 _ Filmit genomineerdes aangekondig_Finaal

Press Release 8 _ Filmit Nominees Announced_ Final

Persverklaring 7_ Filmit films nou beskikbaar vir besigtiging_ Finaal

Press Release 7 _ Filmit movies now available for viewing_Final

Persverklaring 6 _ Suidooster-akteurs en Annies Wardrobe sluit Filmit mentorskapprogram af(1)

Press release 6_ Suidooster actors and Annies Wardrobe brings Filmits second round of mentorship to an end(1)

Press Release 5_ Suidooster actors step up as mentors for the youth

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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