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37th Durban International Film Festival Crowns Award winners

A Hiwot Admasu Getaneh film,NEW EYES, wins Best African Short Film award at 37th Durban International Film FestivalSouth 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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Tora Mkandawire Martens's film, MARTHA AND NIKI, wins Best Documentary award at 37th DIFF, South Africa 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

37th Durban International Film Festival in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Artistic Bravery: NEON BULL directed by Gabriel Mascaro
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights award for the film that best reflects human rights issues: NOMA directed by Pablo Pineda.

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