AFDA 2022 graduation films making waves at film festivals

Jul 21, 2023 | Alumni, Film School, News

14 AFDA 2022 graduation films were selected to screen at the The Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF).  6 of the films, “Room 13”, “Murder is Art”, “Shumba”, “Clouded”, Moonwalkers” and “20 Something” received an Honourable Mention with AFDA Johannesburg honours film “The Ending” picking up a finalist position and third year graduation film “We’re All Gonna Die” taking a semi-finalists spot. The other selected films were “There are no Angels”, “A friend in me”, “A Place in the Sun”, “Mangelong AA Latlhgileng”, “The Establishing Shot” and “When the Last Shells Fall”.

The Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF) has been a catalyst in empowering more than 3,000 storytellers from 120 countries to harness the power of storytelling, unleash their creativity, and share their voices with the world during our week-long festival. To pave the way for a more inclusive, culturally-accepting, and equitable society, the Student World Impact Film Festival focuses on elevating the voices of young storytellers from historically marginalized races, backgrounds, and cultures to give them the opportunity to share their stories with the world.

At the Filmjoint Festival 5 AFDA 2022 graduation films were selected to screen: “Murder is Art”, “Mangelong AA Latlhgileng”, “20 Something”, “Organic” and “Room 13” with all 5 films receiving an Honourable Mention by the judging panel.

The Filmjoint is a gathering of filmmakers, non-filmmakers, and cinephiles, in the premiering and press opening of various short films, where short film makers have the opportunity of showcasing their newly released films to a live audience, as well as get to talk about their films and also make money from it, these short films are selected and critically judged by third party experts in the film industry.​

The films “Clouded” and “20 Something” were also selected to screen in competition at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF).

The Zanzibar International Film Festival, also known as Festival of the Dhow Countries, is an annual film festival held in Zanzibar, Tanzania and one of the largest cultural events in East Africa.

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