Dec 13, 2023 | Film School, News

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.

AFDA Johannesburg

Undergraduate films:



Troubled Waters


Postgraduate Films:

Beneath the Sand

Rebooting Memories

AFDA Cape Town

Undergraduate films:

Where the Rest of Us Go

Page Turner

Things Have gotten Worse

The Visitor from Yesterday

Postgraduate films:


Liquor and Lies

AFDA Durban

Undergraduate Films: 



Script of the Dead

Postgraduate films: 

Amadelakufa Esizwe (documentary)

Joy of Man’s Desiring

AFDA Gqeberha

Undergraduate films: 

Ode to Eden (documentary)



Postgraduate film:

Wire & Cable

Watch the films here:




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