Director / Writer: Mzonke Maloney
In a quiet allegory on the fragility and volatility of power, a young woman finds herself on a rattling taxi to a reality in a new South Africa that is too similar to the old.
Story: Jas Miszewski & Marius Scholtz
Director: Jas Miszewski
Writer: Marius Scholtz
Hidden up the east coast of South Africa lies a beach house in which George a seasoned musician in the grips of an existential crisis, begins work on his first solo album. Having recently returned from a successful career in London marred by a tragic ending, he navigates a changed South Africa and a resurgence of relationships in the forms of his estranged daughter Sadie and her Xhosa mother, Rita.
THE HUNKS OF MUSCLE CITY
Story / Concept: Herman de Klerk
Director: Herman de Klerk
Writer/s: Herman de Klerk & Evan Wigdorowitz
A new world supposedly occupied only by bodybuilders has its own complexities when it is revealed there are others unlike them.
Director / Writer: Lindiwe Makgalemele
Lesedi spends her days throwing stones at passing cars and hoping for something to happen. Unexpectedly a car breaks down leading her to fear that she is responsible. Still a transient connection is formed between Lesedi and the reluctant visitor.
Anthology of 4 Short Films
Directors / Writers: Mzonke Maloney, Julie Nxadi, Evan Wigdorowitz, Nolitha Mkulisi
In four short films young South African makers reflect on the seductive and at times treacherous illusory reality of the internet. Using humour suspense and social criticism this collective production sketches a society dominated by idealised projections of the dreamt self.
Borrowed from IFFR
Director: Mzonke Maloney
Screenplay: Mzonke Maloney & Evan Wigdorowitz
After witnessing a murder, Vukile, a mischievous teenager, experiences psychogenic dysphonia and loses his voice. His journey to regain it, takes him to a camp, where he must survive the terrors of harsh ex politician, General Mqina.
Director: Evan Wigdorowitz
Screenplay: Evan Wigdorowitz
Gold mining started in South Africa on a few small farms in the Witwatersrand Highveld in 1886. These first endeavors eventually led to a reaping of great riches and consequent political and economic power for a few white men. These same endeavors led to a monumental change in the way of life for the multitudes of black men that toiled underground in the mines. Lode documents a glimpse into the life of one of these black men, Thulani, during his first week on a new mine in 1962.
Let them be seen
Director: Nolitha Mkulisi
Screenplay: Nolitha Mkulisi
In Sterkspruit, a magically enclosed rural town in South Africa, humour and surrealism are in the foreground of its people’s suffering.
This hybrid docu-fantasy / sci-fi feature is currently in post production.
WE (DON’T) BELONG HERE
A poor family hailing from the townships of Johannesburg are invited to their first ever family vacation in Cape Town, a somewhat Eurocentric city in South Africa. On this vacation they use their charisma to move across wealthy spaces, doing it so well, that it convinces many of their supposed affluence and fortuitously leads them to an exclusive invitation to the home of an eccentric European Tech Billionaire.
Director: Julie Nxadi
Screenplay: Julie Nxadi
Model C is a coming of age dramatic comedy anthology series that holds a balance of grit and levity whilst pointing to the particular experiences of four young women of colour in a historically white (or former model C) all girl public high school in late 2000s Cape Town South Africa.