2017 Films in Competition - Features

2017 Films in Competition - Documentaries

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Advanced & Foolw-up Mentor: Odette Geldenhuys.
Additional mentors: Andy Jones, Jihan El Tahri and Khalo Matabane.
Moderator/coordinator: Menga Nhlabathi

ANDY JONES
Durban International Film FestivalAndy Jones is a Producer, director, impact consultant, curator and collaborator. Andy’s documentary track record spans the past 15 years and includes major network TV series, one-off features documentaries and everything in between. A former teacher, including three years in Zimbabwe, he moved to London in 1996 and was bitten by the digital technology bug. He first set up, then managed the in-house film unit for international development agency VSO and in 2000, was a co-founder of the screen station collective, programming films for London’s legendary Mwalimu Express. He has produced and directed in over 20 Africans countries and in 2013 set up Radio Film in Newcastle with feature film producer/director Ashley Horner. His latest documentary, I shot Bi kidude, narrating his role in the dramatic kidnap of the world’s oldest living Taarab singer, plays at DIFF as a work in progress.

KHALO MATABANE
Durban International Film FestivalIs an award winning South African filmmaker who has directed and produced the part-doc, part-fiction conversations on a Sunday afternoon which was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. His TV drama series When we were Black, a coming of age story about a young boy set on the eve of the student uprisings in 1976, we on to win seven awards including best TV drama series and director at SAFTAS, and screened on Canal+ SABC. His latest documentary Nelson Mandela the myth and me is a BBC/Arte Germany co-production. It won the jury special prize at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA). He is the creative director at Born Free Media.
MENGA Nhlabathi

Menga Nhlabathi is a Durban based film writer and director. He has written and directed 2 short films and numerous music videos. His feature film debut is set to air, this year on South Africa’s open air channel, ETV. Menga has worked as an assistant director on the Afrikaans Drama Series Swartwater and the Canadian/South African co production “Against The Wild 2”.

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