Johannesburg, South Africa 3 - 5 December 2021

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 Eleven Eleven for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Metamorph will go on to represent Johannesburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Head Office by Yardang Film Group

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Required Elements

  • Character: Prince or Precious Dlamini, Taxi Driver
  • Prop: a South African Flag
  • Line: "And that's a wrap."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Future by Bra Straps

Honorable Mention
Shifted Dreams by Nelo Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Honorable Mention
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Audience Favorite: Group C

Precious to Vicious by Actors Space Club

Honorable Mention
Passenger by Banana Bread

Best Writing

Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Honorable Mentions
Passenger by Banana Bread
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Best Editing

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Honorable Mentions
CROSSROADS by Splendiferous Productions
Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU
Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Best Directing

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Honorable Mentions
Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU
Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Best Cinematography

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Honorable Mentions
Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU
Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Best Music

Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Honorable Mentions
Shifted Dreams by Nelo Films
Family Ties by The Film Crew
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven
Head Office by Yardang Film Group

Best Acting

Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Honorable Mentions
Encounters by Mmina Tshipi
Head Office by Yardang Film Group
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven
Joy Ride by Cinners

Best Actor

Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Honorable Mentions
Head Office by Yardang Film Group
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Best Actress

Joy Ride by Cinners

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

The Patriot by Ubumber Media

Honorable Mention
Love spin by Sketch Konexion films

Best Use of Character

Passenger by Banana Bread

Honorable Mentions
Shifted Dreams by Nelo Films
THE RIDE by Biig Dezemba
Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Best Use of Prop

Melons by Chicken Noodle Soup

Honorable Mentions
Joy Ride by Cinners
Family Ties by The Film Crew
Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

Best Use of Line

Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

Honorable Mentions
CROSSROADS by Splendiferous Productions
THE RIDE by Biig Dezemba
Melons by Chicken Noodle Soup

2021 Film List

  • city morgue by vampires: the fabric of our community

    A finishing school for girls.

  • Confession by Pacific Visuals

    Your secret is not safe.

  • CROSSROADS by Splendiferous Productions

    NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU COME FROM

  • Dead Fishy Soup by VisKopSop

    Dead cold soup- Red Hot Scandal

  • Encounters by Mmina Tshipi

    Unlikely/Likely encounters in a South African taxi ride

  • Family Ties by The Film Crew

    The most suffocating obligation...

  • Future by Bra Straps

    Overcome

  • Head Office by Yardang Film Group

    It's all in your head

  • Joy Ride by Cinners

    Three is a crowd

  • Kruisbestuiwing by Rising Stars

    That's a wrap

  • Love spin by Sketch Konexion films

    Love spin

  • Melons by Chicken Noodle Soup

    And That's a "Rap"

  • Metamorph by Eleven Eleven

    No more cages.

  • One Night In Pitori by 48Force

    A social commentary piece

  • Passenger by Banana Bread

    Everybody think they know where they're headed until they arrive

  • Pieces of passion by Silvertag Projects

    It's a wrap

  • Precious to Vicious by Actors Space Club
  • Reflection by We’ll decide on the name

    Experiences of the 21st century woman.

  • Shifted Dreams by Nelo Films

    Chase after your dream no matter what

  • Show Me Love by TIMBUKTU

    You never know when you're next

  • The neighbor by Majesty

    I'm here to stay

  • The Patriot by Ubumber Media

    Honour amongst criminals

  • THE RIDE by Biig Dezemba

    LIFE IS A JOURNEY

  • WALLET by 4187

    Life comes at a Cost


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