AFDA has selected 21 third year undergraduate and fourth year postgraduate 2023 Graduation Festival films from our Johannesburg, Cape Town, Gqeberha and Durban campuses to represent AFDA at film festivals around the world in 2024, on the national and international film festival circuit.
The annual AFDA Graduation Festival 2023 once again proved to be a huge success; screening over 80 undergraduate and postgraduate films, documentaries, animation films and tv pilots.
AFDA Graduation Festival films from 2022 won a string of reputable awards on the festival circuit in 2023, including Best Student Film at the SAFTAs, Loeries, Simon Sabela’s and Durban International Film Festival.
AFDA graduation films 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. ‘Die Windpomp’ and ‘Hollywood in my Huis’ were AFDA student films which were later developed into feature films that did very well at the SA box office. 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 2024.
Beneath the Sand
AFDA Cape Town
Where the Rest of Us Go
Things Have gotten Worse
The Visitor from Yesterday
Liquor and Lies
Script of the Dead
Amadelakufa Esizwe (documentary)
Joy of Man’s Desiring
Ode to Eden (documentary)
Wire & Cable
Watch the films here: https://films.afda.co.za/