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28 June 2011

DFA My Town Short Film Competition Winners


















The DFA MY TOWN winners were announced at the Encounters Documentary Festival, during an award ceremony sponsored by the Cape Film Commission on Saturday, 25 June.
The award ceremony was followed by a great party at DADDY COOL in Long Street, where everyone got together and celebrated our efforts.

The DFA MY TOWN NFVF SPARK AWARD went to Le Roux Schoeman for his 3-minute documentary, ZINE DINE, FATBOY & BOKKOM. The short film paints a moving portrait of fishing boats on the West Coast and the significance of their names to their owners.

The DFA MY TOWN CASH PRIZE, was awarded to WALK TO TOWN, a quirky story of 2 women from Walmer Estate who decide to walk to town everyday in an attempt to stay healthy. Their walk takes them past the empty land that once was District Six, a poignant reminder of a shameful past, brought home in a light-hearted, humorous manner. The film was a collaborative work by Anna Goldman, John Edwards, Renee Roussouw and Gillian Benjamin.

Congratulations to our winners and finalists!

Thank you to all the filmmakers who entered. Please remember to sign up as DFA members. By virtue of entering MY TOWN, you are eligible for a year's free membership

A special thanks to our sponsors and partners, The Cape Film Commission, the National Film and Video Foundation, Encounters Documentary Festival and Cape Town Community Television. Thanks to all the people who volunteered their time and effort to make DFA MY TOWN happen and to our judging panel for their time and expertise: Mandisa Zitha, Azanie Muendane, Malika Ndlovu and Karin Slater.

Miki Redelinghuys
DFA MY TOWN CO-ORDINATOR

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