KNYSNA NEWS - The inaugural Knysna Film Festival concluded last Saturday after four days of silver screen action, with The Recce claiming the most prizes at the festival's awards evening, bagging five awards.
The closing evening of the festival welcomed about 100 guests and delegates, including a small municipal representation, for an awards evening where the winners of a number of awards were announced after a panel of judges had poured over the hours of footage entered into competition for the festival.
While a lot of recipients were unable to make it to the awards, 19 awards were handed out on the evening in both short and feature film categories.
The Recce scooped the most awards in the feature film section - and of the evening - with five awards, while De Deur was in close second overall, and first in the short film section having bagged four awards.
Full list of awards:
• Best Community Short Award – Sela
• Best Cinematography – Kit Hoffman, Baxu and the Giants
• Best Editor – Janhendrik Burger, De Deur
• Best Supporting Actress – Siyasonga Kata, Mapenzi ya dhati
• Best Actress – Nicola Hanekom, De Deur
• Best Supporting Actor – Wafeeq Narimab, Baxu and the Giants
• Best Actor – Reg Hart, Simply Ben
Feature Length Films:
• Best Cinematography – Jacques van Tonder, The Recce
• Best Editor – Jacques le Rouw & Ronelle Loots, The Recce
• Best Supporting Actress – Julie LeBreton, No Limit for Love
• Best Actress – Malikhetho Motaung, Trafficked Africa
• Best Supporting Actor – Kurt Egelhof, The Last Victims
• Best Actor – Greg Kriek, The Recce
Films and Directors Awards:
• Best Student Film – Simply Ben
• Best Film Director, Short Film – Janhendrik Burger, De Deur
• Best Short Film – De Deur
• Best Film Director, Feature Length – Johannes Ferdinand van Zyl, The Recce
• Best Documentary Film – Buddha in Africa
• Best Feature Length Film – The Recce
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