Johannesburg, South Africa 9 - 11 August 2019

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 Clean Slate for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Dog Days will go on to represent Johannesburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Dog Days by Clean Slate

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Required Elements

  • Character: James or Jesse McLeish, Dog sitter
  • Prop: A glove
  • Line: ""I guess that'll work." OR "I guess that will work.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Dog Days by Clean Slate

Honorable Mention
Trust Us With Your Heart by Picture House Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Good Boy by FrickaFrack Productions

Honorable Mention
Blood in, Blood Out by Good Vibes On Set

Audience Favorite: Group C

No! Spike! by Leaders in Motion Academy

Honorable Mention
Bliss by The Loophole

Audience Favorite: Group D

Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

Honorable Mention
The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Best Writing

Dog Days by Clean Slate

Honorable Mentions
Good Boy by FrickaFrack Productions
Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber
The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Best Editing

The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Honorable Mentions
Dog Days by Clean Slate
Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber

Best Directing

The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Honorable Mentions
Dog Days by Clean Slate
Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber

Best Cinematography

The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Honorable Mentions
Stay by The Plot Twist Company
Dog Days by Clean Slate

Best Sound Design

The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Honorable Mentions
Good Boy by FrickaFrack Productions
Dog Days by Clean Slate

Best Musical Score

Trust Us With Your Heart by Picture House Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Muso by NJ Film Productions
Dog Days by Clean Slate

Best Actor

Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

Honorable Mentions
Agent Watchdog by Rolling Roses
The Aftermath by The Media Gate
No! Spike! by Leaders in Motion Academy
Dog Days by Clean Slate

Best Actress

Blood in, Blood Out by Good Vibes On Set

Honorable Mentions
Hope by 35mil film
Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

Best Ensemble Acting

Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

Honorable Mention
Blood in, Blood Out by Good Vibes On Set

Best Costumes

Searching: hungry gods on earth by LiMA Team 3

Honorable Mentions
Blood in, Blood Out by Good Vibes On Set
Dear Valued Customer by That's What She Said

Best Use of Character

Dog Days by Clean Slate

Honorable Mentions
Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber
One man's way to continue his day by The Creatives Group

Best Use of Prop

Stay by The Plot Twist Company

Honorable Mentions
Dog Days by Clean Slate
The Aftermath by The Media Gate

Best Use of Line

Dog Days by Clean Slate

Honorable Mentions
Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber
One man's way to continue his day by The Creatives Group

All Female Crew

Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

Best Newcomer

For fully embracing the 48HFP from entry to Awards Agent Watchdog by Rolling Roses

Honorable Mentions
The Aftermath by The Media Gate
Dog Days by Clean Slate

Best Student Entry

Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber

Honorable Mentions
Good Boy by FrickaFrack Productions
No! Spike! by Leaders in Motion Academy
Searching: hungry gods on earth by LiMA Team 3

Social Media Champions

Ilke de Beer Agent Watchdog by Rolling Roses

Monique Blignaut Good Girl by Blue Gecko

Lerato Sello The Leash by More than yesterday

2019 Film List

  • (G)Love Lost by Pending Productions

    Murderous secrets surface when two detectives search for a serial killer.

  • Agent Watchdog by Rolling Roses

    A twentysomething dog sitter spies on a blonde bombshell for his Peeping Tom vlog, and becomes increasingly obsessed with the male suitors who visit his dream girl.

  • Blind Date by Mamelodi Youth Filmmakers

    everybody gets old , not everybody grows up

  • Bliss by The Loophole

    Letting go is always the hardest

  • Blood in, Blood Out by Good Vibes On Set

    The leaders of the shadowy underworld battle it out for succession following the death of their Godfather, Nthate Tau

  • Bobby by 24 Frames Pictures

    A man with a multi personality disorder involved in a murder case, fighting for his innocence not knowing he is the actual murderer.

  • Bobby on a Leich by One Vision

    A dog sitter finds himself in a situation where the dog he is looking after is in a life or death situation.

  • CHECKMATE by Eagle

    I guess that'll work

  • Comatose by Hellzapoppin

    A detective investigates an eerily familiar crime scene.

  • Cursed by The Worst Case Scenario

    James wakes up to realise that his boss's dog is missing. On a search to find it he encounters various people who also bring their own problems adding more to the ones he already has.

  • Dear Valued Customer by That's What She Said

    In the middle of an assignment, a sniper is interrupted by meaninglessness phone calls.

  • DESHEDDED by 94fps

    Former spy finds trouble living with the dark choices she made in the past all in the name of patriotism.

  • Deuteronomy 32:35 by Problematic TV

    On a quest to vengeance for her parents death, Olivia is about to go on an emotional rollercoaster and uncover the truth. Will she be able to handle the heartache that comes with the truth?

  • Diepsloot My Paradise by DYP

    Tapping to Diepsloot my paradise

  • Dog Days by Clean Slate

    A dog sitter loses owners dog. Sets off on a curios journey of discovery.

  • Enhancements by Brightlight Films
  • Family Inheritance by Intshakazi production NRB

    A father passes on a family legacy to his son who has no interest in continuing with until his father convinces him otherwise,he then relants and agrees to take over.

  • Family/Happiness by ESCA Wanderers

    Happiness resides with Family but does Family reside with Happiness?

  • G.E.N.E.C.I.S by Meriks Flieks

    Geneticaly Engeneerd Neurological Entity Central Intelligence System(G.E.N.E.C.I.S) is a New Era business specializing in human android transference.

  • Germo by The Hobnobs

    Germophobia ekasi

  • gLOVED by Untitled Pictures

    homeboy got a job and he bargained more than he hoped for.

  • Gomora by MORE KG

    Behind closed doors

  • Good Boy by FrickaFrack Productions

    A middle-aged office clerk betrays his wife after an "adult" hotline manages to seduce him. However, unbeknownst to him, this telephone call may have been a surprising means to an end...

  • Good Girl by Blue Gecko

    How much do you love your dog?

  • Heartbeat by K Blockers

    A love triangle between a strong women who's in power, a young male artist hired by her and the women she loves who also works as her personal assistant.

  • Hope by 35mil film

    The turning point in Hope Reese's life is the suicide of her friend, the decision she faces is whether to remain a patient in a care facility or rise above her obstacles.

  • If The Glove Doesn't Fit by SAFFIES

    A scandal at a pharmaceutical company turns deadly as an eye for an eye leaves EVERYBODY blind.

  • Isipani by Dream Makers

    Can a spy surfuring from amnesia get the clue?

  • Lefa (Inheritance) by Team NFVF

    A hardworking lawyer sells his virtue and essence to provide for his family. The payoff is not as adequate as he would have thought, neither is it anything he expected.

  • Mercy by eGumbini Productions

    Kill her!

  • Mismatched by Oakfields College

    In a world with a declined population, an A. I. is instructed to preform perfect match making

  • NjaYami (My dog) by Ubumber Media Pty Ltd

    A man's best friend

  • No! Spike! by Leaders in Motion Academy

    Based in a South African township our Hero takes us through the journey of a filmmaker who is inspired by Spike Lee

  • Ntombi's Integrity by Colour Bars

    Office politics influence a young woman to leave the corporate world to chase her passion.

  • One man's way to continue his day by The Creatives Group

    An Asperger struggles to make tea because his milk has gone off. Will he dare to venture into the world to find a solution?

  • Our Family Friend by Luff Leigh Productions + More

    The Dog sitters first gig in Diepsloot.

  • Playing Fetch by The Poetry Cucumber

    A talking dog helps two lovers get together.

  • Powers Of McLeish by Evolve South Africa

    Mcleish saviour from planet terror came to earth to defeat the evil person called Daminchi and she succeeded.

  • Searching: hungry gods on earth by LiMA Team 3

    What is the vine, must be eaten

  • SKHANDAMAN by Ambient Collective Productions

    2 Boys who are seeking for help about a school assignment of Historic dance style only discover a greater secret behind the Pantsula dance.

  • Small by Mzansi New Wave

    Agent 230 is given a mission to take out his partner and friend, Mandla.

  • STALKED by Woke Pheonix

    Jesse Mcleish is a dog sitter who is hired to babysit two children, but what she doesn't expect is a stalker to be on the grounds.

  • Stay by The Plot Twist Company

    When Jesse the dog sitter shows up for her Sunday appointment, she not only gets an unexpected treasure hunt, but she might walk away with a story unlike any other.

  • Struck by Reel Creations - Wits Film & TV

    A lonely dog sitter chills in a park and what is suppose to be a normal day becomes a moment for life.

  • The Aftermath by The Media Gate

    Log line: A man’s mental reflection of an aftermath heist that went wrong haunts him!

  • THE BETRAYAL by blackcheez media

    WILL THE GLOVE HELP JAMES TO GET THE CONTRACT?

  • The British are howling by Pistorius Productions

    Set in world war time Britain,two wealthy heirs who both hate dogs are punished for humiliating a house maid and a dog-sitter

  • The Butcher by Sketch Konexion Films

    The child sacrifice

  • The dog by St David's Film Club

    When the world comes to an end will man's best friend be enough to save him?

  • the dog sitter by Begin

    Jessie runs a proffessional dog sitting company but instead of actual dogs its men

  • The Dog Sitter by Ndlovukazi Concepts

    Anthony's need to assert his masculinity in his relationship pushes Daisy to her breaking point. An attempt of restoring their gender roles leaves everybody lives in danger.

  • The EX-ercised by The Oaks

    After feeling neglected a germaphobic wife decides to take action against her dog sitter husband.

  • The Glitch by Kreativ Shooters

    A successful man is about to forfeit all he has, if he does not tackle his glitches.

  • The Grip by Oakies

    Where society pushes their agendas on molding minds and the possibilities that can happen

  • The last Drop by Splendiferous

    In a city affected by climate change, how far will you go to survive?

  • The Leash by More than yesterday

    A young boy who comes from a disadvantage area looking after people’s dogs for a leaving but in this particular day he lost one of the most dangerous man’s dog around the neighborhood.

  • The Muso by NJ Film Productions

    When a talented Muso decides to leave his dark past to start a new life, will his new life except him?

  • THE PROVIDER by Diep Stars Production

    IS JAMES GOING TO BE THE PROVIDER?

  • THE RING by Afro films production

    INNOCENT GIRL WHO FOUND HER SELF IN LOVE WITH A MYSTERIOUS GUY, AFTER ACCEPTING THE ENGAGEMENT RING FROM THE MAN THEN SHE STARTED FEELING THE PRESENCE OF MAN EVERYWHERE AND HER LIFE STARTED BEING A NIGHTMARE.

  • The Sitter by BMH 1
  • The Starving Artist by Michael Douglas

    An unexpected Twist

  • There is a chicken right there by Sh/ts

    A presenter and his sidekick cameraman enter a hidden civilization

  • Thread by A True Film

    A man searching for answers, finally questions his girlfriend.

  • Trust Us With Your Heart by Picture House Productions

    A couple visits a bookstore to collect an order, only to be enticed by the musical offerings of a strange man who gives them a little more than they were bargaining for.

  • Undone by LiMA Team 2

    A desperate sister tries to avenge her brothers death

  • Usizi: The Tears by Team Soweto

    When your way in sorrow is your way out.

  • Vth by The Untitled - Wits Film & TV

    A dog sitter picks up what looks like a fortune only to find it's curse.

  • What Noise? by Chicken Noodle Soup

    The truth is out there, they are Real!


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