Durban, South Africa 4 - 6 November 2016

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 The Horror for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Cut Loose will go on to represent Durban against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Cut Loose by The Horror

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

PUPPY LOVE by Hart media

Required Elements

  • Character: Alfred or Amanda Ntuli, Beautician/Barber
  • Prop: car keys
  • Line: "You get back in here right now!"

Audience Favorite

PUPPY LOVE by Hart media

Best Writing

Cut Loose by The Horror

Best Editing

Cut Loose by The Horror

Best Directing

Cut Loose by The Horror

Best Cinematography

Cut Loose by The Horror

Best Sound Design

Hadida by Death Grips

Best Actress

Thombile Maphanga Cut Loose by The Horror

Best Choreography

FIFTY FIFTY by Sqto films

Best Use of Character

Rebecca by rebelcut

Best Use of Prop

Rebecca by rebelcut

Best Use of Line

Rebecca by rebelcut

2016 Film List

  • Caution to the wind by Kool Brains Media

    Revenge is the spit in the wind that lands back on your face

  • Cut Loose by The Horror

    With her best friend beside her, Amanda escapes her failing relationship to find clarity away from t

  • FIFTY FIFTY by Sqto films

    Come back here right now

  • Hadida by Death Grips

    A girls quest to find her lost pet.

  • IFA "The Inheritance" by Iliso Team

    Ifa "The Inheritance" is about a successful black woman with a dark inheritance from her grandmother

  • O.M.G by The Lions

    A succesful beautician,by the name of Amanda .She satisfies her clients,specially men.

  • PUPPY LOVE by Hart media

    Three unlikely friends go on a journey in search of a lost dog.

  • Rebecca by rebelcut

    Fallen into the trap of love, Alfred is misguided by the face of decpetion.

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