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FILMIT FESTIVAL 2024

We are back in the saddle and excited to present you with the Filmit timeline for 2024. Be on the lookout for our new Filmit 2024 poster. We will be releasing the poster alongside an announcement of who our Filmit 2024 sponsors will be.

In the meantime, please save these dates and start planning your next filmmaking move….

TIMELINE

29 April: Filmit Mentorship Lessons posted to the Filmit YouTube Channel (please subscribe)

17 May: Filmit Submission links live on Filmit webpage

20 May: Submission of all pitches. Deadline: Midnight (00:00)

14 June: Filmit Festival finalists announced (17:00)

19 August: Submission of first draft. Deadline at midnight (00:00)

16 September: Submission of final film. Deadline at midnight (00:00)

18 October: Announcement of Filmit Festival nominees (17:00)

8/15/22 November: Filmit Awards Ceremony (final date to be confirmed)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FILMIT FESTIVAL 2023 AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Paul Roos Gymnasium hosted the third annual Filmit Festival for high schools across South Africa in 2023. On Friday evening, 10 November – the third annual Filmit Festival Awards Ceremony took place at The Homecoming Centre in Cape Town. All Filmit participants were invited to attend this special occasion. The Awards Ceremony is a glamourous event that allows creative learners to experience a classy Oscar-like evening wherein they get to experience each other’s work, meet other likeminded creatives and receive recognition for their hard work during the course of the year. In 2023 young filmmakers could enter films in one or more of the following categories: Advertising, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animation films, ‘Other’ films and the ever so popular Short Film. Filmmaking teams from Alexander Road High School, Charlie Hofmeyr High School, Clifton High School, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Kalahari High School, Kylemore High School, Paarl Boys’ High, Parel Vallei High School and Paul Roos Gymnasium attended to see whether they would walk away with a Filmit trophy and cash prize. The event was also attended by main sponsor ClemenGold representative Charlene McKenzie – who handed over the Advertisement prize. Learners who entered in this category had to develop an advertisement for ClemenGold. Veteran actor Deon Lotz handed over all other prizes during the course of the evening.  Cobus van den Berg (producer at Kaapland Films) and representatives of the SAE Institue (who all served on the judging panel alongside Kabous Meiring and Nico Scheepers) also attended the Awards Ceremony with great excitement. Supporting sponsors SAE Institute and Orms Direct presented their products and course offerings during reception and answered any tech and study-related questions the aspiring filmmakers might have had. The winners of the evening were as follows:

 

  1. Best Graphic Poster Design: A scoop with death, Jake Savage, Clifton High School, Durban
  2. Best Wardrobe: Say Cheese, Wian van de Vyver & Dawid Oelofse, Paarl Boys’ High School, Paarl
  3. Best Production Design: Say Cheese, Dawid Oelofse, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  4. Best Cinematography in a Short Film: A scoop with death, Jake Savage & Kristian Bunyan, Clifton High School. Durban
  5. Best Cinematography in a Documentary / Other film: Zavar Sayed, Clifton High School, Durban
  6. Best Editor in a Short Film: Say Cheese, Juan Roberts & Charl Steenkamp, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  7. Best Editor in a Documentary / Other film: Keys aren’t just black and white, Bruwer Bornman, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  8. Best Special Effects: Alone, Zavar Sayed, Clifton High School, Durban
  9. Best Screenwriter: Social Species, Louis Botes, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town
  10. Special Jury Award (Screenwriting) Certificate: Say Cheese, Dawid Oelofse, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  11. Best Actor: A scoop with death, Jinwon Ha, Clifton High School, Durban
  12. Best Supporting Actor: Geskiedenis, Reuben de Wit, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
  13. Best Actress: Ontsnap, Anneke Fourie, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Stellenbosch
  14. Best Supporting Actress: Modus Operandi, Marilie Kotzé, Kalahari High School, Kuruman
  15. Best Ensemble: Say Cheese, Paarl Boys’ High School, Paarl
  16. Best Music Editor: Say Cheese, Wian van de Vyver & Dawid Oelofse, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  17. Best Original Song in a Music Video: Mad at time, Amuran Bester, Jan van Riebeeck High, Cape Town
  18. Best Original Score in a Short Film: A scoop of death, Jake Savage, Clifton High School, Durban
  19. Best Director: Social Species, Louis Botes, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town
  20. Best Other Film: Happiness, Luc Joubert, Charlie Hofmeyr High School, Ceres
  21. Best Documentary: Keys aren’t just black and white, Bruwer Bornman, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  22. Best Music Video: Deep Water, David Coetzee, Worcester Gymnasium, Worcester
  23. Best Advertisement: Kylemore High School, Kylemore
  24. Best Animation: Patches, Emma Rose Parker, Parel Vallei High School, Paarl
  25. Best Short Film: Social Species, Louis Botes, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town

 

All of the above winners received a trophy, a cash prize (R750 – R3000) and a mentoring session with an industry professional. These sessions will take place in 2024. The Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress winners will all appear as extras (some of which will enjoy speaking roles) in local soap opera Suidooster. Shooting will take place in 2024. Interested persons can watch the ceremony, extracts from the various films and the screening of the winning short film, Social Species, on the Filmit Festival YouTube Channel. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5tkSFlfioo

Photo gallery to be shared soon.

Media liaison: Luna Paige | 082 859 2420 | media@paulroos.co.za

 

 

All finalists are welcome to attend the Filmit Awards Ceremony 2023
18:00 for 18:30:
  • Time of arrival
  • Venue: The Homecoming Centre, Cape Town (The Old Fugard Theatre)
18:30 – 19:15:
  • Welcoming drinks
  • Photo opportunity
  • Demonstrations by Orms Direct and SAE Institute South Africa
19:15:
  • Theatre doors open | Popcorn served
19:45: 
  • Awards Ceremony starts
20:45: 
  • Awards Ceremony ends
20:45 – 21:30:
  • Light snacks and drinks served (complimentary)
  • Photo opportunity
21:30 – 22:00:
  • Doors close
 
Sidenote: 
  • Each learner receives 2 complimentary drinks and light snacks
  • Bring some money should you want to purchase additional beverages
  • It is recommended to have a light dinner before attending the ceremony
  • Nominees who live in other provinces, please let us know if you will be able to attend.
  • If not, it is recommended that you send a representative (perhaps someone who lives in the area to receive a reward on your behalf, should you be receiving one).
  • DRESS CODE: Formal (evening wear)
Please RSVP by: Monday, 6 November at 17:00 
Email: Ms Luna Paige at media@paulroos.co.za

FILMIT FESTIVAL 2023 NOMINEES NOW PUBLIC

Congratulations to all the nominees!  Thank you to our judges who took the time to give elaborate feedback on all film submissions. These evaluations will be shared in due course. In the meantime, revel in the glory of being a finalist, of begin nominated and getting ready for our Awards Ceremony on 10 November 2023. All finalists are welcome!  Invites to follow on Monday, 30 October 2023.

Filmit Festival Nominees 2023 – download the nominee list here.

Update: 18 October 2023

VIDEOS ARE NOW LIVE ON YOUTUBE AND THE VOTING PROCESS OPEN!

All films have now been uploaded onto the Filmit YouTube Channel for public enjoyment. To view them, please click on the YouTube Channel link above.

The public can now vote for their favourite films in all categories by clicking on this link: VOTE HERE

 

Update: 12 October 2023

CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT OF FILM SUBMISSIONS

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment to your creative work of art.

We can’t wait to hear what our judges will have to say about the films!

20 Finalists managed to complete and submit their films in time.

Congratulations to you all!

Here are the submissions we received:

Clifton School

  • ClemenGold (advertisement)
  • A scoop with death (short film)
  • Alone (documentary)

Parel Vallei High School

  • Patches (animation)

Jan van Riebeeck

  • Social Species (short film)
  • Mad at time (music video)

Charlie Hofmeyr

  • Happiness (other)

Bloemhof

  • Ontsnap (shortfilm)

Kalahari High

  • Modus Operandi (shortfilm)

Worcester Gymnasium

  • Deep Water (music video)

Paul Roos Gymnasium

  • Arma (animation)
  • Geskiedenis (short film)

Alexander High School

  • Midnight’s Nightmare (animation)
  • On my own (music video)

Paarl Boys’ High

  • The Price of Privacy (animation)
  • The making of…. (other)
  • Say cheese! (short film)

Black & White Theatre Company

  • Keys aren’t just black and white (documentary)
  • Man’s best friend (short film)

Kloof High School

  • Vampire Therapy (short film)

 

We have received:

2x advertisements

4x animations

2x documentaries

3x music videos

2x others

8x short films

21 submissions in total!

Important dates:

Thursday, 19 October: Announcement of judges, judging process & award ceremony venue

Wednesday, 18 October: Films released on YouTube for public viewing and voting

Friday, 27 October: Nominees will be announced

Friday, 10 November: Filmit Festival 2023 Awards Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE! All finalists are welcome to attend the awards ceremony. Invitations to follow.

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IT IS TIME! YOUR FILMIT SUBMISSION PROCEDURE & EXTENSION!

Dear Filmit Participants,

We hope you are doing well and that you are almost ready to submit your films!
Please see the submission procedure below. We have decided to give all of you some extra time to prepare your submissions.
Final submission time: Monday, 2 October at 17:00.
 
How to submit your final film(s):
  1. Send your film(s) via WeTransfer to filmit@paulroos.co.za. The file name should be: The Name of the Film. The category in which you are entering. And the name of the school. For e.g. Name of file: Candy Floss_Short Film_The Monster School.
  2. Complete the Google Form by uploading all the essential documents required. Please ensure the documents look professional and are in PDF format. Click here to upload your documents/files: https://forms.gle/2iW7XXgyoMwjJpKv7
  3. To ensure you understand the rules click here: https://paulroos.co.za/files/2023/05/2023-Filmit-Festival-Rules-1.pdf
  4. To see a picture version (simplified) of the rules, click here: https://paulroos.co.za/files/2023/05/Filmit-Infographic-Rules-2023.pdf
  5. Any other enquiries will only be accepted via email (NO whatsapps). Please direct your questions not answered by above mentioned guidelines and rules to LUNA PAIGE at media@paulroos.co.za.
Once we have received your submissions, you will receive a copy of your submission. We will also send you a personal confirmation that we received your WeTransfer file, on Wednesday 4 October before 12pm.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!!
A shoutout and thank you to our Filmit Festival 2023 partner, Suidoosterfees, and our sponsors: ClemenGold. Orms Direct and the SAE Institute.
Kind regards,

The Filmit Team 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE PROCEDURES FOR FINALISTS:

We hope you had a good winter break and are well on your way with the making of your films.

Please make a payment of R500 for your finalists registration fee.

R500 per film entry. 

Payment to be made to:

Account name: Paul Roos Gymnasium

Account number: 4 1 0 1 4 2 7 9 1

Branch Number: 6 3 2 0 0 5

Bank: Absa

Ref: Filmit23(name of your film)

If your school requires an invoice – please send your invoicing details to Ms. Luna Paige at media@paulroos.co.za.

All payments to be made by Friday, 4 August.

Please email your proof of payment to Ms. Luna Paige at media@paulroos.co.za.

 

FILMIT FESTIVAL FINALISTS:

The Filmit Festival is pleased to announce that the following pitches were accepted to participate in the Filmit Festival 2023:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

  • Clifton High School | Mfiki Ndlovu
  • Kylemore High School | Learner group

Animation

  • Alexander Road High School | Midnight’s Nightmare
  • Paarl Boys’ High | The prince of privacy
  • Parelvallei High School | Patches
  • Paul Roos Gymnasium | Arma
  • St. Albans College | Loss

Documentaries

  • Clifton High School | Alone
  • HS Girls’ Potchefstroom | It’s a man’s world
  • Paarl Boys’ High | Keys aren’t just black & white

Music Videos

  • Alexander Road High | On my own
  • Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck | Mad at time
  • Hoërskool Waterkloof | Let love win
  • HS Girls’ Potchefstroom | Dreams in the sky
  • St. Albans College | High Fashion
  • Worcester Gymnasium | Deep waters

Other Films

  • Charlie Hofmeyr High School | Happiness is within yourself
  • Hoërskool Waterkloof | You must
  • Paarl Boys’ High | The making of…

Short Films

  • Black & White Theatre Company | Man’s Best Friend
  • Clifton High School | A scoop with death
  • Girls’ SA Kinderhuis | Die lewe is wat jy daarvan maak
  • Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck | Social species:…
  • Hoërskool Kalahari | Modus Operandi
  • Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof | Ontsnap
  • HS Girls’ Potchefstroom | The Agenda
  • Kloof High School | Vampire Therapy
  • Paarl Boys’ High | Say Cheese!
  • Paul Roos Gimnasium | Geskiedenis
  • Watershed College | The Upcoming
  • Zwelethemba High School | Madoda Sabelani

 

Evaluation notes from Elle Oosthuizen from IdeaCandy

For those who did not make it, or those who need to refine their ideas more before starting with production, take note of these valuable insights by producer, Elle Oosthuizen. 

“The problematic areas of the pitches I’ve read was that the stories are too big and unrealistic to fit into a short film duration or budget. Some of these back stories (the story set-up or the world the story takes place in) are so big that it will take the film maker 20 to 30 minutes to establish the world of the story, before they get to the actual short film story. Other pitches just didn’t have any story at all and only visual elements.  Some pitches are just impossible to shoot properly. It would prove challenging even for an established film maker. In my view for an up-and-coming film maker it will be impossible and cause the execution of the film to fall flat”.

Important points to consider when you think about making short films or writing a pitch:

  • Learn from the masters – Watch as many short films as possible, familiarise yourself with the topics, characters, locations and stories that can fit in a short film.
  • Keep your audience  – Think about how will you keep your audience captivated throughout the entire film and not switch it off after 2 minutes. Think: setting / story/ events / tension / drama/ comedy. Make your audience buy into your film and give them something that is relatable.
  • Use what you have  – Find creative ways to tell your story and use what at your disposal. This should not cost a lot of money.
  • Keep away from period pieces  – To do period pieces properly takes a lot of skill and a lot of money. Try and stay away from going back 20/30 years in time.
  • Keep it small – Try to keep you locations and cast to a minimum.
  • Making a film  – Show don’t tell. Film is about showing what happens and not telling.

See herewith links of Elle’s favourite short films for inspiration:

THUNDER ROAD

ALMA

THE LUNCH DATE

Thank you to ClemenGold, Orms Direct and the SAE Institute South Africa for supporting the Filmit Festival 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Filmit Festival?

The Filmit Festival is a film competition for high school learners from Southern Africa (SA and its neighbouring countries). Short films, documentaries, music videos, animations, advertisements and other film entries can be submitted. Industry specialists are invited to share their knowledge and experience with aspiring young film makers. The Shop Talk Sessions are hosted to empower young filmmakers to develop their ideas and produce their films with great success.

Timeline of the Filmit Festival 2023 for schools to take note of:

Shop Talk Sessions @ Suidoosterfees (Artscape) | 28-30 April 2023.

Launch of recordings of Shop Talk Sessions on YouTube | 2 – 5 May 2023

Submission of all pitches | 22 May 2023*

Submission of advertising pitches | 22 May 2023

Filmit Festival finalists announced | 14 June 2023

Submission of final films | 29 September 2023

Announcement of Filmit Festival nominees | 17 October 2023

Filmit Festival Awards Ceremony | 3 or 10 November 2023 (TBC)

 

*Finalists will be required to pay a R500 participation fee once their pitches have been selected for the Filmit Festival 2023. 

Competition Rules

  1. Basic rules to take note of  2023 Filmit Festival Rules (1)
  2. Infographic Filmit Infographic Rules 2023To receive these docs in Word-format, please email media@paulroos.co.za.

What categories need to submit pitches by 8 May?

  1. Short films
  2. Documentaries
  3. Music videos
  4. Animations
  5. Other

How?

Complete the entry form digitally and email to filmit@paulroos.co.za by midnight on 8 May 2023.

  1. To download the entry form: Click here
  2. To download an example of a script: Click here

What about the advertising category?

  1. ClemenGold would like you to make an advertisement for them.
  2. Download the advertisement brief here: ClemenGold advertisement brief 2023
  3. Download ClemenGold’s Brand Guidelines. Take note you will focus on the ClemenGold (mandarin) brand. Download here: Gold Brands Guidelines_v3.
  4. Download ClemenGold’s logo here (to be used in your advertisement): 
  5. Download your application form here: Filmit festival entry form_ Advertising Application. To receive this application in word format, please request from media@paulroos.co.za.
  6. Advertisement pitches need to be submitted by Monday, 22 May at 12pm.
  7. Visit ClemenGold’s Instagram account to see what their ads look like: www.instagram.com/clemengold

Prepare by watching our Shop Talk Sessions 2023.

View our Shop Talk Sessions on the Filmit Festival YouTube Channnel.

With: Guest speakers from the film and TV industry
Language: Afrikaans & Engels
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Dates and times:  28 – 30 April, 14:30, 16:00 & 17:30
Length: 60 minutes.
High School Learners

What are the Shop Talk Sessions?

The filmmaking year will be kickstarted with the Shop Talk Sessions. Industry specialists have been invited to share their knowledge and experience with aspiring young film makers at these Shop Talk Sessions. The sessions are hosted to empower young filmmakers to develop their ideas and produce their films with great success. By starting with the Shop Talk Sessions learners will have the opportunity to fine tune their concepts before submitting their pitches to the panel of judges in May. Paul Roos Gymnasium invites any high school learner from any school in Southern Africa to attend the Filmit Festival Shop Talk Sessions between 28 and 30 April at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. This year the Shop Talk Sessions form a part of the Suidoosterfees– a dynamic arts festival hosted annually at Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Learners who want to experience the Shop Talk Sessions but cannot afford to travel to Cape Town to attend them, can view these Shop Talk Sessions on the Filmit YouTube Channel. PRG Productions will be filming and recording each session and uploading it to YouTube for learners from neighbouring provinces and countries to view from the comfort of their homes or classrooms.  See the full programme here:

Shop Talk Sessions Programme _ PDF with link_Final

To reserve your seats: Click here

Who are our sponsors and partners?

The Filmit Festival is supported by ClemenGold for the third consecutive year. Filmit welcomes OrmsDirect to the supporting team. Orms Direct will be exhibiting their products for the duration of the Shop Talk Sessions at Artscape. Camera-lovers can look forward to casual conversations with Orms Direct about camera and course options to further develop their photographic and videography skills.  Filmit is excited to once again partner with Suidooster TVs and is excited about its new partnership with Suidoosterfees.

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FILMIT FESTIVAL 2022 AWARDS CEREMONY

The Filmit Awards Ceremony was hosted at The Homecoming Centre in Cape Town. Learners from across the country  – all nominees, friends and their families attended the awards ceremony alongside a selection of judges and Filmit Festival mentors – who are all involved in various stages of the Filmit Festival programme. Award-winning film and documentary maker Uga Carlini acted as hostess on the evening and delivered an inspirational speech.

Second year partners Suidooster and ClemenGold were also present at the event. An exciting new partnership was announced during the course of the evening. Filmit Festival is proud to announce that it is taking hands with the Cape Town based arts festival, Suidoosterfees. The 2023 mentorship programme for aspiring filmmakers will be hosted at Artscape and form a part of Suidooster’s youth programme.

Enjoy the awards ceremony from the comfort of your home. The list of winners and the prizes they will be enjoying is published below:

PRG FILMIT FESTIVAL 2022 TROPHY WINNERS

All cash prizes sponsored by ClemenGold

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN
Retaya Govender | Hot mess | International School of Cape Town
Prize: R1000 cash and an online graphic design short course.

BEST WARDROBE
Hannia Kempen | The Stitch | High School for Girls Potchefstroom
Prize: R1000, a visit to Suidooster’s wardrobe department and a shadowing experience with film wardrobe mistress Marné van der Burgh.

BEST SET DESIGN
Aaron Ahlfeldt |The Giallo Doughnut Case | Pearson High School
Prize: R1000 and a shadowing experience with film set designer Christian Joubert.

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Bernard Robbins | Watched | Rondebosch Boys’ High
Prize: R1000 and a visit to one of Cape Town’s top visual effects’ studios

BEST MUSIC EDITOR
Tom Siebert | I am Cowboy | Paarl Boys’ High
Prize: R1000 and an in-person or online session with producer, arranger, composer Melissa van der Spuy.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Kalahein Meyerhof & Jared Ownhouse |Liyolata | Alexander Road High School
Prize: R1000 and an online session with film score composer & jazz musician Kyle Shepherd.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN FILM
Carly Piater |Life will always | Seeing Hope | Worcester Gymnasium
Prize: R1000 and an in-person or online songwriting session with singer-songwriter Luna Paige.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN A MUSIC VIDEO
Carly Piater |Life will always | Worcester Gymnasium
Prize: R1000 and an online session with singer-songwriter and music video producer, Elandré.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Aaron and Ethan Ahlfeldt |The Giallo Doughnut Case | Pearson High School
Prize: R1000 and a shadowing experience with cinematographer, Jorrie van der Walt.

BEST EDITOR
Riyago Maartens |Forgo | Curro Durbanville
Prize: R1000 and a shadowing experience with editor Leon Visser.

BEST SCREENWRITER
Aaron Ahlfeldt | The Giallo Doughnut Case | Pearson High School
Prize: R1000 and a screenwriting session with René and Corné van Rooyen (Red Letter Day Pictures), a site visit to the Suidooster set, and a discussion with head writer Retief Scholtz.

BEST DIRECTOR
Riyago Maartens |Forgo | Curro Durbanville
Prize: R1000 and a shadowing experience with director Nina Swart.

BEST ACTOR
Liyema Levi Ntini |Liyolatha | Alexander Road High School
Prize: R1000 and a coaching session with actor Brendon Daniels. A cameo appearance in Suidooster.

BEST ACTRESS
Claire Fisher |Descent | Dainfern College
Prize: R1000 and a shadowing experience with actress Nadia Valkevens. A cameo appearance in Suidooster.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jordan Cridland |Hit & Mis | Paul Roos Gymnasium
Prize: R1000 and a coaching session with actor Deon Lotz. A cameo appearance in Suidooster.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mila Kotze |Writing on your wrist | Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Prize: R1000 and a coaching session with actress Dorette Potgieter. A cameo appearance in Suidooster.

BEST ENSEMBLE
Hit & Mis | Paul Roos Gymnasium
Prize:  R1000 and a coaching session with actor Stiam Bam.

BEST ANIMATION
Waaihoek | Garsfontein High School
Prize: R2000 and a complimentary animation short course at The Animation School.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Love at first sight | Kylemore High School
Prize: R2000 and a coaching session with Frazer Barry.

BEST ‘OTHER’ FILM
The antithesis | Dainfern College
Prize: R2000 and a coaching session with Jolyn Phillips.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Seeing hope | Worcester Gymnasium
Prize: R4000 and a coaching session with Izette Mostert.

BEST FILM
Descent | Dainfern College
Prize: R5000 and a shadowing experience at one of Joburg’s top film production companies.

FILMIT 2022 NOMINEES

The Filmit Festival is excited to announce the 2022 Nominees. Our judges had a hard time selecting the nominees – as the quality of work has improved immensely since the launch of the Filmit Festival in 2021. Congratulations to all entrants. You work was impressive. It was exciting to see what topics you explored and approaches you took to produce your films. Thank you to the public who voted. Your votes helped us in our selection process, especially where judges could not agree. We look forward to hosting the Filmit Festival Awards Ceremony at The Homecoming (the old Fugard Theatre) in Cape Town on Friday, 4 November at 18:30. Invitations to be sent to all participants, nominees, sponsors and mentors via email. In the meantime – please save the date.

Participants & nominees who can not attend due to distance or time constraints, will be able to watch the ceremony on Monday evening 7 November at 8pm on Filmit Festival’s YouTube Channel. Links to be provided to all interested parties.

Herewith the nominees for 2022:

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
Hot mess, International School of Cape Town
Karen Kronicles, High School for Girls Potchefstroom

BEST WARDROBE
Liyolatha, Alexander Road High School
Stukkies, New Orleans Secondary School
The Stitch, High School for Girls Potchefstroom

BEST SET DESIGN
Colours of the afterlife, Waterkloof High School
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Burn, Jan van Riebeeck High School
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
Watched, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST MUSIC EDITOR
Descent, Dainfern College
I am cowboy, Paarl Boys’ High
Forgo, Curro Durbanville

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Liyolatha, Alexander Road High School
Watched, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN FILM
Hot Mess, International School of Cape Town
Seeing Hope, Worcester Gymnasium
Stukkies, New Orleans Secondary School

BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN A MUSIC VIDEO
Life will always, Worcester High School
Love at first sight, Kylemore High School
Milkee Way, Reddam Durbanville

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School
Watched, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST EDITOR
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School
The repetition we follow, Durban High School

BEST SCREENWRITER
Descent, Dainfern College
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School

BEST DIRECTOR
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
Liyolatha, Alexander Road High School
Watched, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST ACTOR
Aaron Ahfledt, The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School
Liyema Levi Ntini, Liyolatha, Alexander Road High School
Louis Botes, Burn, Jan van Riebeeck High School

BEST ACTRESS
Claire Fisher, Descent, Dainfern College
Mila Kotze, Writing on your wrist, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Thandolwam Tom, The Stitch, High School for Girls Potcefstroom

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jordan Cridland, Hit & Mis, Paul Roos Gymnasium
Joshua Beckley, Forgo, Curro Durbanville
Matt Fiuza, Watched, Rondebosch Boys’ High

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy van Wyk, The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School
Anke Theron, Writing on your wrist, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
Mila Kotze, Writing on your wrist, Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof

BEST ENSEMBLE
Fargo, Curro Durbanville
Hit & Mis, Paul Roos Gymnasium
The Stitch, High School for Girls Potchefstroom

BEST ANIMATION
I wish I never get over you, Jan van Riebeeck High School
Waaihoek, Garsfontein High School

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
I wish I never get over you, Jan van Riebeeck High School
Life will always, Worcester Gymnasium
Love at first sight, Kylemore High School

OTHER
The antithesis, Dainfern College
Start your day in presence, Homeschooler

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Awé: an insight into language in SA, Paul Roos Gymnasium
Start your day in presence, Homeschooler
Seeing hope, Worcester Gymnasium

BEST FILM NOMINEES
Descent, Dainfern College
Forgo, Curro Durbanville
The Giallo Doughnut Case, Pearson High School

Please see our panel of judges below (in no particular order):

  1. Johannes Pieter Nel | Cinematographer, director, editor
  2. Jorrie van der Walt | Cinematographer, director
  3. Izette Mostert | Producer, Documentary maker, Editor
  4. Niel van Deventer | Producer
  5. The Animation School | Best Animation School in SA
  6. Nathani Lüneburg, UNISA | Professional Animator and Media Lecturer
  7. Amelda Brand, University of Stellenbosch, Drama Department
  8. Esther von Waltsleben | Actress, writer, director, Suidooster
  9. Irvine van der Merwe | Actor, Suidooster
  10. Deon Lotz | Actor
  11. Retief Scholtz | Screenwriter and head writer at Suidooster
  12. Leon Visser | Editor
  13. Braam du Toit | Compser
  14. Melissa van der Spuy | Producer, Composer, Arranger, Singer-Songwriter
  15. Schalk Joubert | Producer, Composer, Musician
  16. Elandré | Singer-Songwriter, Music Video Director
  17. Christian Joubert | Set designer
  18. Marné van der Burgh | Wardrobe designer
  19. Louiza Calore | Makeup and hair stylist for film

Thank you to our cash prize sponsor ClemenGold
Thank you to our partner Suidooster
Thank you to all 2022 judges and mentors


FILMIT FESTIVAL NEWS:

Public voting now open for the following categories:


THE SHOP TALK SESSIONS 

The Filmit Festival Shop Talk Sessions were hosted by Paul Roos Gymnasium over four consecutive Saturdays between 28 May and 18 June 2022. These sessions were recorded and filmed and are uploaded onto the Filmit Festival YouTube Channel. All 2022 finalists and other interested young filmmakers have free access to the sessions. Thank you to Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design, The Animation School, Orms Direct and Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch for supporting the Filmit Shop Talk Sessions ’22. Another thank you to Filmit’s TV partner, Suidooster.

View the Shop Talk Sessions 1- 13 below

Next steps? 

  • Watch Shop Talk Sessions 1-13
  • Refine your script with your team
  • Refine your production plan with your team
  • Produce your film project / start shooting
  • Post-production on your film project / editing & sound
  • SUBMIT your final project
  • DEADLINE: 16 September ’22

Read more about 2022’s Shop Talk industry specialists below

Shop Talk Sessions Industry Specialists 18 June 2022
Shop Talk Sessions Industry Specialists 11 June 22
Shop Talk Sessions Industry Specialists 4 June 2022 (N)
Industry Specialists _ Shop Talk Sessions _ 28 May 22

The Filmit Festival Team is happy to announce the finalists of the 2nd annual Filmit Festival. The finalists for 2022 (in no particular order) are:

Category: Animation*

  1. By Waaihoek, Garsfontein High School, Pretoria

Category: Other*

  1. The antithesis, Dainfern College, Johannesburg

*We only received 1 entry in each of these categories. Our panel of judges will decide how to judge these two entries and communicate the evaluation process when the time is right. In the meantime, thank you and congratulations to the brave learners who are making waves as the first entrants in these brand new Filmit categories. We look forward to seeing these categories grow.

Category: Music Videos

  1. I wish I never, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Cape Town
  2. Hold on, Groote Schuur High School, Cape Town
  3. Together as one, Worcester Gymnasium, Worcester
  4. Endless Sunset, Stellenberg High School, Bellville
  5. I love me, Hermanus High School, Hermanus
  6. Love at first sight, Kylemore High School, Kylemore
  7. Milky Way, Reddam House Durbanville
  8. Colours to the Afterlife, Waterkloof High School, Pretoria

Category: Documentaries

  1. Karen Kronicles, Potchefstroom Girls’ High, Potchefstroom
  2. Action is the foundational key to success, Fairmont High School, Durbanville
  3. Can you hear them, Hermanus High School, Hermanus
  4. Awé: An insight into SA slang, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
  5. Seeing Hope, Worcester Gymnasium, Worcester
  6. The Classroom, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl

Category: Short Films

We received 45 film pitches in the short film category. As in 2021, we can only select 20 finalists in this category. Thank you to every creative team for submitting your wonderful ideas.

The 20 finalists in the Short Film Category are:

  1. Ruling Red, Paarl Girls’ High, Paarl
  2. 1 am, Stellenberg High School, Bellville
  3. I am Cowboy, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
  4. Writing on my wrist, Bloemhof Girls’ High, Stellenbosch
  5. Peculiar Boy, Curro Durbanville, Durbanville
  6. Descent, Dainfern College, Johannesburg
  7. Farm market, Charlie Hofmeyr, Ceres
  8. The Giallo Donut Case, Pearson High, Gqeberha
  9. Hit and Mis, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
  10. The Husband Stitch, Potchefstroom Girls’ High, Potchefstroom
  11. Mej Kalahari, Kalahari High School, Kuruman
  12. The repetition we follow, Durban High School, Durban
  13. The importance of how you wake up, Home schooled learner, Ceres
  14. Bro-nemies, Watershed College, Marondera, Zimbabwe
  15. Able, Windhoek High School, Windhoek, Namibia
  16. Spring Cleaning, International High School of Cape Town, Cape Town
  17. Burn, Jan van Riebeeck High, Cape Town
  18. Stalker, Rondebosch Boys’ High, Cape Town
  19. Stukkies, New Orleans Secondary School, Paarl
  20. Liyolatha, Alexander Road High School, Gqeberha

Congratulations to all of you! We received so many fantastic film pitches. We hope we see your revised entries next year. Please stay tuned to our YouTube channel. You will have free access to some fantastic learning opportunities which will help you pitch your next best idea to our team for 2023.

We will be launching our Shop Talk Sessions at the end of May. These sessions are open to all finalists to attend in person. It will be hosted in Stellenbosch at Paul Roos Gymnasium on four consecutive Saturdays (28 May, 4 June, 11 June and 18 June) between 09h00 and 16h00. Industry specialists have been invited to address all interested learners in an informal conversation and/or panel discussion regarding various topics of interest in the film making process. We will announce who our guests are and what their respective time slots will be by the end of next week 13 May. By then we will also announce the different conversation topics we will be covering at our Shop Talk Sessions and give you the opportunity to send your questions to be answered by our guest speaker(s).

The good news is that we will be filming and recording these sessions. They will be made available on our YouTube channel where those who are not able to be in Stellenbosch can watch and experience the Shop Talk Sessions at their own leisure. The links will be provided to all finalists as they are uploaded and published. Non-finalists are welcome to watch and learn from these Shop Talk Sessions too. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get regular updates on the free videos to help you improve your skills.

Remember to view our new mentorship video on our YouTube Channel today at 5pm – especially those of you with an interest in making music videos. Johan Nel (cinematographer, editor and director) gives 5 valuable tips on making music videos.

Thank you to our judges Richard Truter (BANG ON Films), Zandré Coetzer + Scharl van der Merwe (Nagvlug Films) and final judge Joshua Bradley (Gambit Films) for selecting the Filmit Festival 2022 finalists.

The Filmit Team
4 May 2022
filmit@paulroos.co.za

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS POSTPONED

All film pitches are now in the hands of Richard Truter (Bang On Films), Zandré Coetzer and Scharl van der Merwe (Nagvlug Films). Please see the official notice from the Filmit Festival Team regarding the new announcement date and things to look forward to on that day.

Postponement letter _ Filmit 2022

FILMIT SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED

For those who are participating in the exciting Filmit Festival please note that the closing date for submissions has been extended to Monday 11 April 2022.

Learners can submit their film pitches by completing our Google Form.

Click here to enter: Google Form

Feel free to check out the welcoming video by Mr Jan-Hendrik Opperman (a Filmit team member and Head of Drama at Paul Roos Gymnasium).

Click here to see his video: A message from the Filmit team

The organisers  will be sharing a short video on animation during the course of the week. Do subscribe to the YouTube channel to gain access to free videos by industry specialists.

If you have any questions, please contact Luna Paige or Jan – Hendrik Opperman at media@paulroos.co.za or tel +27 (0) 82 859 2420

ANNOUNCEMENT LETTER

Filmit 2022 Announcement Letter _ February

 

TO ENTER CLICK HERE

Download the new rules for Filmit 2022 here:

Filmit 2022 _ Festival Rules

Thank you to d6  – our communication partner 

FILMIT 21

Filmit 2021 winners enjoy mentorship from top industry players

Logan Davids from Mitchell’s Plain High School won the Best Actress Award in 2021. She received mentorship from actress Nicole Fortuin in January 2022. As part of her award she will be making a guest appearance in TV soap opera ‘Suidooster’ during the course of the year. Watch this space.

Zia Geldenhuys (Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof) walked away with the award for Best Creativity on Set & Special Effects. She, and nominees Francois Louw (Paul Roos Gymnasium) and Robin Pheiffer (Fairmont High) were invited to visit Special Effects production house, Gravitron for a short course in special effects on 29 January 2022.

The Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof film making team who won the Best Film Award, had the opportunity to visit Gambit Films to receive mentorship on film and series development from producer Bradley Joshua. Zia Geldenhuys (middle) and Luchuané Hechter (right) will also pay a visit to one of Gambit Films’ sets during the March – April holidays. What a treat. Thank you to Gambit Films for creating these valuable learning experiences for the talented participants of Filmit.

Xavier Griqua from Kalahari High School won the award for Best Actor in 2021. As part of his prize he won two mentorship sessions with South African export actor Neil Sandilands. Neil tuned in all the way from New Zealand to spend some quality time and share valuable input with Xavier.

Jaeden Beukes impressed the 2021 Filmit Judges with his documentary “Conflict: a journey to passion”. Besides walking away with the Special Jury Award, Jeaden Beukes (Worcester Gymnasium) won the award for Best Director. He was invited to spend some time with owners and producers of Gambit Films at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town. He will also be invited to join them on set when they film their next series. What a fantastic opportunity!

Theatre and TV actress Antoinette Kellerman spent some time with a group of actresses from Mitchell’s Plain High School. These ladies walked away with the prize for Best Ensemble. Antoinette Kellerman spent two hours with these girls. The energy and excitement was palpable. These aspiring young actresses received valuable tips on ensemble acting and acting for the camera. What a privilege!

Zia Geldenhuys had a lovely Zoom session with screenwriter, director and actress Quanita Adams. The purpose of this session was to talk about screenwriting. Other learners who enjoyed online Zoom sessions were Hope Dliso and Christiaan Heydenrych – who both received mentorship from composer Braam du Toit. Videographer and movie maker Michael Lighton had a creative session with director of photography Fahema Hendricks. Actor Tristan Badenhorst had a great working session with veteran actor Deon Lotz. Riyago Maartens (from Curro Durbanville) will be visiting the Suidooster set and wardrobe department later in March whilst the winning actors and actresses will all be featured as extras in Suidooster. They will be filming in April 2022! How exciting! We will be sure to share some photos of this when the time comes.

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

View the full photo album on Facebook

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

With thanks to d6 – our partner in communicating with schools