Johannesburg, South Africa 22 - 24 September 2017

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 PicMo Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Death By The Glass will go on to represent Johannesburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Fairfield by Old Soul Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Mac or Martha Lee, Doctor
  • Prop: a glass of milk
  • Line: "Any suggestions?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The House Always Wins by Screen Vaders

Honorable Mentions
When Two Worlds Collide by SOKAA Film Production
Property of Martha Lee by Pablo And The Escobars

Audience Favorite: Group B

Miracle Matches by Film Oaks 2

Honorable Mention
Impression by Mad Hatters

Audience Favorite: Group C

Phonies by The Slate

cul-de-sac by DXF48

Honorable Mention
Nomayini by Timeline Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group D

the last flick by The Poopsie Doopsies

Honorable Mentions
Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions
Fairfield by Old Soul Films

Best Writing

Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Fairfield by Old Soul Films

Best Editing

reality by That's What She Said

Honorable Mention
A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

Best Directing

Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Honorable Mention
Fairfield by Old Soul Films

Best Cinematography

Best student Cinematography The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

Best Professional Cinematography Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Best Sound Design

All sound done by mouth the last flick by The Poopsie Doopsies

Honorable Mention
A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

Best Musical Score

Dead Pose Society by Rapscallion

Honorable Mentions
Ellie by Burning Jelly
Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Best Actor

Dr Mac Lee Fairfield by Old Soul Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Honorable Mention
Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Best Effects

A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

Honorable Mentions
Leap point by Sketch Konexion Films
reality by That's What She Said

Best Costumes

reality by That's What She Said

Honorable Mention
The House Always Wins by Screen Vaders

Best Make Up

A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

Honorable Mention
Property of Martha Lee by Pablo And The Escobars

Best Use of Character

Dr Martha Lee - Prostitute Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

Honorable Mention
Dr Mac Lee - Milktologist The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

Honorable Mentions
Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions
Fairfield by Old Soul Films

Best Use of Line

The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

reality by That's What She Said

Honorable Mention
the last flick by The Poopsie Doopsies

Best Newcomer

When Two Worlds Collide by SOKAA Film Production

Best Student Film - Secondary

The House Always Wins by Screen Vaders

Best Student Film - Tertiary

The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

Best Mobile Production

Momo and Kobo by African Flag

2017 Film List

  • "Take Out" The Hit-List by BMH Arcadia Team 2

    Dr Martha Lee kills her rivals, leaving a glass of milk as a signature in every killing she makes. The Detective is searching for the killer, which happens to be his personal doctor.

  • 27 Club by Apple Box Films

    Looks like she missed the 27 Club after all.

  • A Glass Half Full by Nightlight Productions

    In a world where everyone thinks the grass is greener on the other side, a young woman, who contemplates if life is worth living, goes on a journey of self discovery and acceptance.

  • A Good Deed by BMH SANDTON GROUP 2

    A Good Deed

  • Avenge by matshebelele Productions

    Any suggestions?

  • Back to the Cabin by Brown Panther Incubator

    An accomplished Forensic Scientist herself in a bind when she is framed for her friend's murder. She is acquitted for the crime but must find a way to clear her name and live in peace again.

  • Calling by Mntuyedwa

    Until you make that call things will never things will never go right.

  • Castaway by DJS-OAK

    After receiving an ultimatum from a supernatural entity, a troubled teenage boy struggles with the possible consequences of the choices put before him.

  • confusion by m legacy

    Wife desparate to end her misery ends up in way more trouble than she imagine.

  • cul-de-sac by DXF48

    Jerry builds a car to go on a road trip with his wife. Where will his journey take him?

  • Dead Pose Society by Rapscallion

    A bunch of rich kids play a dangerous game, trying to go viral, in the hopes of winning money. But things go too far...

  • Death By The Glass by PicMo Productions

    A gullible young man, goes on a whirlwind experience of a day when he discovers he's "lost" his kidneys, and "true" friends

  • Delusional: A silent film by BMH SANDTON GROUP 1

    A young girl with mental issues develops a stomach bug but mistakes it for pregnancy which leads her into obsessing about an imaginary baby.

  • Demeanor by BMH SANDTON GROUP 3

    Any suggestions

  • Doodle by BMH Arcadia Team 3

    A lonely man finds out he has a special ability.

  • Ellie by Burning Jelly

    A father takes his daughter on one last road trip to repair their strained relationship before she has to leave.

  • ETHER by Kas'Cinema

    Year 2099 the break down of a deadly disease called Brain Ether shut down the country for 48 days until a retired scientist came to the rescue

  • EXODUS by Iron Heart films

    what if you were born knowing the exact day you were going to die? what would goverment do? what would you do?

  • Fairfield by Old Soul Films

    When does obsession change from caring to personal destruction

  • Impression by Mad Hatters

    What if your only hope was also your biggest weakness?

  • injection by ublynd films

    Any suggestions ?

  • Isaac makhura by DSPFILM

    Holiday

  • It takes a child to raze a village by Story Shack

    Lwazi, a humble matric student learns to stand up for herself when she learns of a story behind a wooden carved statue in a museum

  • Just Another Dead Man by Independant Film Worx

    A group of racious young college boys break into the home of a deranged and thought to be deceased Dr. Martha Lee's large estate, a twisted psychiatrist cursed by the Evil Eye. Nick, the groups "leader" wants to venture into the strange and dark history that Dr. Lee held in the house, but things take a dark turn for the bunch after a ritual is performed, leaving them confused...and soul-less.

  • Karate Milk by Film Oaks

    Three friends on their way to vacation expect the best time ever but might have to settle for the worst.

  • Leap point by Sketch Konexion Films

    Mark in love with Dr Martha Lee, a scientist, but cheats on her and it leads to her death as he drinks the formula DAT enables him to travel in tym

  • Lost and found by BMH SANDTON GROUP 4

    A low life man that's finds love from a doctor

  • Mac is Dead by Next Episode

    A martial arts drop out seeks revenge from his classmate

  • Mac's mix up by Footprint Media Academy

    Mac's transfer is not what he expected

  • Mathladi's journey to the Mountains by Ras-Station

    Troubled by the continuously sick patients, Dr Martha Lee has a vision on how to heal her patients. She journeys off into the Mountains to find the magical cure.

  • Mighty Mortals by NJ FILM PRODUCTIONS

    A negleance superhero is in search of her lost father who convinces her to save mankind through an old video which he left for her before he died.

  • Miracle Matches by Film Oaks 2

    A man with an unusual attraction puts everything on the line for a shot at happiness.

  • Momo and Kobo by African Flag

    Fable that teaches the moral of "two brains are better than one"

  • My darkest age by Merafong Film Production

    A story about guy who struggles to over evil forces of the past

  • No life better than youre by BMHDBN

    Any suggestions?

  • Nomayini by Timeline Entertainment

    The Dancing Hobo

  • Not Use Crying Over It by BMH Arcadia Team 1

    A soccer player who got badly injured and out of desperation to make the squad, his friend suggested that he goes to a witch doctor to seek help.

  • Nowhere by Moonlighters

    A troubled sister unexpectantly arrives at her older sister's house only to realize no one's life is as perfect as it seems.

  • Peak by ATV & LISOF: Colour Bars

    An angry young girl visits her psychologist and reveals a shocking truth

  • Phonies by The Slate

    Two strangers seemingly perfect for each other struggle to find a connection past the screens of their phones.

  • Property of Martha Lee by Pablo And The Escobars

    A twisted horror film, of a mute captive and his torturer.

  • Read by ATV & LISOF: Black Levels

    A plumber learns that there may be more to his upmarket client that meets the eye

  • reality by That's What She Said

    Troubled teen escapes to a fantasy world that invites him in where reality tries to cage him.

  • Requiem by #DiepArtment

    Requiem

  • Spilt Milk by The Orange Apples

    When your spirit is lactose intolerant.

  • Thabo by Boikano creations

    Jealousy and anger rules inside Mandlenkosis heart after his dying father give his estranged brother the throne of Amabomvu

  • The Chat Room by ATV & LISOF: White Balance

    A young couple's privacy is invaded by someone whom they both though they knew well

  • The Clean-Up by Serpent Squad

    The morning after a wild party, a group of teenagers struggle to cover up the death of their host out of fear of implicating themselves.

  • The Connexion by GlobalGirl Media SA

    A long separated couple has to reconnect through memories of happiness regardless of missed 5 years, as these love birds had to choose between each other or careers.

  • The House Always Wins by Screen Vaders

    The Old West's greatest lawman and 3 notorious gamblers are brought together in purgatory to play a game of blackjack against the devil, for their hearts darkest desire.

  • the last flick by The Poopsie Doopsies

    Confronted by the injustice of the world, a farmgirl must decide whether to walk away or accept her destiny

  • The Milk Man by Purple Thunderliscious Productions

    In a world where milk is a rare delicacy, a shady deal is underway in an abandoned scrapyard.

  • the presence of the future by The Auteurs

    All changes when a man is called by future self

  • Thumbs Up by Alexandra Film Group

    Any Suggetion

  • Turning Point by Mamelodi Youth Filmmakers

    A drug eddict comes to her senses after a song made her connect with her passed on mother

  • Ulahleko by Team Howard

    A sick man seeks answers and finds them in his past.

  • UNGAJAH'IMPI by EVATON FILM GROUP

    AA social activist caught in a war between two rival gangs, lays down his life in order for peace to be

  • Unhinged by Timothy Drew Films

    A disturbed man drives himself to the realisation of the truth.

  • When Two Worlds Collide by SOKAA Film Production

    Friendship has no age limits


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