South Africa‘s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced award winners for its 37th annual edition.
Best Feature Film: THE VIOLIN PLAYER directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji.
Best South African Feature Film: TESS directed by Meg Rickards
Best Documentary: MARTHA AND NIKI directed by Tora Mkandawire Martens
Best South African Documentary: THE JOURNEYMEN directed by Sean Metelerkamp
Best Short Film: DZIE’N BABCI (Grandma’s Day) directed by Milosz Sakowski
Special Jury Mention for Best Short Film: AVE MARIA directed by Basil Khalil
Best African Short Film: NEW EYES directed by Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
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Best South African Short Film: EKHAYA (Home) directed by Shubham Mehta
Special Jury Mention for Best South African Short Film: AMAGUGU directed by Ndududo Shandu and DISCOVERY OF FIRE directed by Gerhard Pretorius.
Best Actor: Mohsen Namjoo for his performance in RADIO DREAM directed by Babak Jalali.
Best Actress: Christia Visser for her role as Tess in TESS directed by Meg Rickards.
Best Director: Ciro Guerra for EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
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Best Cinematographor: Chris Lotz for THE ENDLESS RIVER by Oliver Hermanus
Best Screenplay Writer: Ciro Guerra and Thoedor Koch-Grunberg for EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
Best Editor: Linda Man for TESS