Gaborone, Botswana 13 - 15 September 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 Isago Ntle Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Bu Dwilo will go on to represent Gaborone against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Bu Dwilo by Isago Ntle Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Pipe dream by ONE4

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Hair Trigger by MaP

Required Elements

  • Character: Issac or Irene Williams, the hairdresser
  • Prop: a flower
  • Line: "I can do this all day"

2019 Film List

  • swan song by HIGH NOTE

    social treatment/ stigma/ discrimination leading to self harm

  • Aconite 159 by KOPANO CREATIVES

    Bitter, scorned and vengeful, an ex cop plays a game of cat and mouse with the CID in a very serious game compelled with taking revenge on the legal system and those who betrayed him.

  • Bu Dwilo by Isago Ntle Films
  • Dark Spot by Image Afrika/Zola Mdeni
  • Hair Trigger by MaP

    When you will do anything to avoid a bad hair day!

  • Pipe dream by ONE4

    I can do this all day, but you don't have time

  • Turf War by Chimera Productions

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