Cape Town, South Africa 26 - 28 October 2012

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Bench Films for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Past.Tense will go on to represent Cape Town against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Past.Tense by Bench Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

Required Elements

  • Character: Langa or Lungi Oliphant, Conservationist
  • Prop: a comb
  • Line: "Ag, no man!"

Best Writing

Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Editing

Beacon of Hope by MEDIA VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS

Best Directing

Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Cinematography

4 by Bounceboard

Best Sound Design

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Musical Score

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Actor

Mzu Ntantiso Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Actress

Meagan Young Past.Tense by Bench Films

Best Ensemble Acting

4 by Bounceboard

Best Use of Character

LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

Best Use of Prop

Tines by The Greeks

Best Use of Line

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

Best Use of Genre

The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

Best Production design

4 by Bounceboard

2012 Film List

  • 4 by Bounceboard

    Apocalypse when?

  • Beacon of Hope by MEDIA VILLAGE PRODUCTIONS

    A hopeless lighthouse keeper never leaves his tower until he sees a body stranded on the rocks below

  • LISTEN! by The 30 Somethings

    The revolution will be spoken.

  • Past.Tense by Bench Films

    A couple travels back in time to save themselves from each other.

  • The Conversationalist by Echo Ledge

    The Talker. The Driver. The Man.

  • Tines by The Greeks

    A killers plans are foiled when a friend of the victim arrives at the scene before he makes his exit


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