Durban International Film Festival Award Winners
37th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS - 2016
Best Feature Film - The Violin Player directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji.
Best South African Feature Film – Tess directed by Meg Rickards.
Best Documentary - Martha and Niki directed by Tora Mkandawire Martens.
Best SA Documentary - The Journeymen, directed by Sean Metelerkamp.
Best Short Film - Grandma's Day (Dzie'n Babci) directed by Milosz Sakowski.
Best African Short Film Award - New Eyes directed by Hiwot Admasu.
Best South African Short Film - EKhaya (Home), directed by Shubham Mehta
Best Actor Award - Mohsen Namjoo (Radio Dream) directed by Babak Jalali.
Best Actress - Christia Visser (Tess) directed by Meg Rickards.
Best Direction - Ciro Guerra for Embrace Of The Serpent.
Best Cinematography - Chris Lotz ( The Endless River)
Best Screenplay - Ciro Guerra and Thoedor Koch-Grunberg (Embrace of The Serpent).
Best Editing – Tess, edited by Linda Man.
Artistic Bravery - Neon Bull directed by Gabriel Mascaro.
The Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award - Noma, directed by Pablo Pinedo.
The Wavescape Audience Choice Award - No Country for Cold Men directed by Ryan Mattick.
36th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FIM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS - 2015
Best Feature Film - Sunrise directed by Partho Sen-Gupta.
Best South African Feature Film - Necktie Youth directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
Shongwe La-Mer also won the award for Best Direction, for Necktie Youth
Best Documentary - Beats of the Antonov directed by Hajooj Kuka
Best SA Documentary - The Dream of the Shahrazad directed by Francois Verster
Best Actor Award - Didier Michon (Fevers) directed by Hicham Ayouch
Best Actress - Anissa Daoud (Tunisian Spring) directed by Raja Amari.
Best African Short Film – The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375
Best South African Short Film - Unomalanga and The Witch directed by Palesa Shongwe
Production Merit Award - Rights of Passage directed by Ntombizodwa Magagula, Mapula Sibanda, Lerato Moloi, Valencia Joshua, Zandile Angeline Wardle, Tony Miyambo, Rethabile Mothobi, Yashvir Bagwandeen.
Best Screenplay Award - Sabrina Compeyron and David Constantin, - Sugar Cane Shadows directed by David Constantin.
Best Cinematography - Jean-Marc Ferriere (Sunrise) directed by Partho Sen-Gupta.
Special Mention for Direction - Kivu Ruhorahoza for Things Of The Aimless Wanderer
Special Mention for Best Film - Tunisian Spring by Raja Amari
Special Mention for a Documentary – Democrats directed by Camilla Nielsson
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award - Shore Break, directed by Ryley Grunenwald
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Honorary Award - The Look of Silence directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Artwatch Africa Award - Beats of the Antonov, directed by Hajooj Kuka
The DIFF Audience Award - The Shore Break directed by Ryley Grunenwald