The IPO were thrilled to offer a webinar on Short Fiction Films  in November 2021 presented by the amazing short film teams behind The Letter Reader and Mirror, Mirror: Cati Weinek and Sibusiso Khuzwayo from The Ergo Company and Cait Pansegrouw and Sandulela Asanda Biyana  from Urucu Media. With 45 participants in the Zoom room, we were treated to almost two hours of fascinating discussion and powerful advice which you can view on our website.

We were so happy to be able to host the second IPO Short Film Webinar with the team from the SAFTA award-winning Address Unknown in February: Dominique Jossie (producer) and Nadine Cloete (director), hosted by the IPOs Khosie Dali from Miss K Productions.

Address Unknown was inspired by the true story of Zain Young, a former postman and resident of District Six and written by former journalist and anti-apartheid activist Anton Fisher who approached Cloete about directing the story. Cloete and Fisher met with many former District Six residents while researching for the film. Producer Dominique Jossie says: “This is the first short film set in District Six and represents our heritage as Coloured people. Although the area is now lost, through the film we have been able to bring it back. … My grandparents lived in District Six and they have shared many stories about their life there, so I am glad that I can pass these on”. Read the transcript here.

We invite filmmakers who are working on short films to contact tl********@ip*.za to be looped into future webinar correspondence.