The winners of the eighth annual kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival were announced in a stormy Camps Bay on Saturday night at the luxury Bay Hotel. The four-day long local film festival boasted a stellar line-up this year which saw an array of short films and six feature films compete against each other to be crowned the winner in the annual awards.
Standouts of the evening included Cannes hit The Harvesters ( Die Stropers ) which bagged an award for its hauntingly beautiful cinematography. The cast of the true-life Ellen Pakkies film clinched the acting awards for their powerful performances.
Ultimately it was Christiaan Olwagen’s Canary ( Kanarie ), a coming-of-age musical war drama set in 1985 South Africa, that won the top award for the evening.
SEE A FULL LIST OF ALL THE WINNERS BELOW:
Best Short Film – 11 Minutes – Die leeftyd van ‘n Orgidee
Best Short Film – 22 Minutes – Axis Mundi
Best Director – Short Film 11 Minutes – Marí Borstlap, Die leeftyd van ‘n Orgidee
Best Director – Short Film 22 Minutes – Matthew Jankes & Sean Steinberg, Axis Mundi
Best Actor – Short Film – Brendon Daniels, Cowboy Dan
Best Actress – Short Film – Cindy Swanepoel, Fluit Fluit
Best Script: Short Film 11 Minutes – Milan Murray, Kromkieriefontein
Best Script: Short Film 22 Minutes – Matthew Jankes & Sean Steinberg, Axis Mundi
Best Editing: Short Film – Alexander La Cock, Cowboy Dan
Best Technical: Short Film – Johannes Pieter Nel (cinematographer), Benjamin
Best Cinematography – Michal Englert, Die Stropers
Best Production Design – Rocco Pool, Kanarie
Best Sound Design and Music – Evgueni & Sacha Galperine, Leandros Ntounis, Thomas Robert & Jean-Guy Veran, Die Stropers
Best Editing – Eva Du Preez, Kanarie
Best Script – Amy Jephta, Ellen, Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies