AFDA has selected twenty two 3rd year undergraduate and 4th year postgraduate 2021 Graduation Festival films from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Gqeberha and Durban campuses to represent AFDA at film festivals around the world in 2022, on the national and international film festival circuit.
The annual AFDA Graduation Festival 2021 once again proved to be a huge success; screening over 80 undergraduate and postgraduate films, documentaries, animation films and tv pilots.
The festival continued with online assessments in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Staging the graduation film festival examination in a virtual space, the film school’s live events gave the opportunity to showcase films on the big screen, culminating in a drive-in screening of the student short films and TV productions at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town over two days. the Newtown Junction in Johannesburg, the Ster Kinekor at Gateway Shopping Complex in Durban and Nu Metro at the Baywest Mall in Gqeberha..
AFDA graduation productions have been hugely successful both locally and abroad on the film festival circuit over the last 25 years. These include the film ‘Elalini’ which won the Best Foreign Student Film Oscar in 2006, ’Kanye Kanye’ which won over 20 best short film awards worldwide, and was a finalist for the Oscars and Cannes in 2012. Additionally ‘Die Windpomp’ and ‘Hollywood in my Huis’ were AFDA student films which were later developed into feature films. AFDA student films have also won eight SAFTA’s in the “Best Student Film” category.
Congratulations to all the students on their brilliant Graduation Festival Productions. Here is the list of travelling films for the film festival circuit for 2022:
AFDA Johannesburg 3rd year undergraduate films:
- Blood Feud
- The Lovers
AFDA Johannesburg 4th year postgraduate films:
- The Adventures of Z&Z
- Delville Wood
AFDA Cape Town 3rd year postgraduate films:
- If These Walls Were Wallets
- It Needs an Ending
- Time After Time
AFDA Cape Town 4th year postgraduate films:
- Butterfly Clips
- Where Is Mr Adams
AFDA Durban 3rd year undergraduate films:
- Pursued by a Bear
AFDA Durban 4th year postgraduate films:
- Dog Trainer 4 year PG DBN
- The Darkest Shade of Blue
- Within These Walls
AFDA Gqeberha 3rd year undergraduate films:
- Severed Connection
- Natural Selection
- Central Vice
AFDA Gqeberha 4th year postgraduate film:
- Broke and Bless’d