Filmit Festival 2022.
Filmit is a film making competition for high schools. After a successful first year (2021), Paul Roos is excited to announce the bigger, better and more creative Filmit Festival. After many conversations and brainstorm sessions with judges, mentors, educators and industry specialists, the Filmit team is excited to announce new categories. The opportunity also exists for high school learners from neighbouring countries to participate in this festival. High school learners from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini and Lesotho can now enter short films. They may also enter documentaries, music videos and animation projects. Other outside-the-box film ideas will be considered as finalists of the second Filmit Festival.
As of the beginning of March, Paul Roos invites all interested learners and their teachers to subscribe to the Filmit Festival’s Youtube Channel. There they can watch short video clips by South African industry experts. Tips on producing, directing, screenwriting and the likes are shared there. Additional educational videos will be uploaded during the course of March. It will keep learners inspired and help them develop and complete their film pitches.
Submit by 5 April
All film pitches need to be submitted by the 5th of April, 2022 at 20:00. This include a short film, short documentary, a music video, an animation or something outside-the-box. All entries have to be submitted via the Filmit Festival Google Form. The form will be made public by mid-March on the festival webpage. Information on how the festival works, what the new rules are, and what the different prize categories are, is available on www.paulroos.co.za/filmit. For any questions or enquiries, participants can email email@example.com.
Mentorship forms is an important component of the Filmit initiative. As of January 2022, the winners of 2021 had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy one-on-one mentorship experiences with industry specialists in their area of interest. Overall winner, Zia Geldenhuys, received mentorship from Gambit Films, Infinity Films, screenwriter, director and actress Quanita Adams, and editor Eva du Preez. She was joined by Francois Louw (Stellenbosch) and Robin Pheiffer (Cape Town) for an exciting site visit at Gravitron. Gravitron is a special effects production company in Cape Town.
Two aspiring musicians, Christiaan Heydenrych (Stellenbosch) and Hope Dliso (Worcester), had one-on-one Zoom sessions with film music composer, Braam du Toit. Youngster Logan Davids (from Mitchell’s Plain) had an acting session with well-known actress, Nicole Fortuin. Young actor, Xavier Griqua (from Kuruman) had two wonderful Zoom sessions with Neil Sandilands. Tristan Badenhorst (Krugersdorp) had the privilege of receiving mentorship from renowned celebrity actor, Deon Lotz.
Veteran actress Antoinette Kellerman worked with a team of young girls from Mitchell’s Plain. She provided wonderful insight into ensemble acting. Aspiring young director Jaeden Beukes was also invited for a meet and greet with Bradley Joshua from Gambit Films. Aspiring movie maker Michael Lighton (Cape Town) will complete his mentorship experience with renowned DOP Fahema Hendricks in March. The Filmit Festival 2022 looks forward to creating new learning opportunities for participants and winners of Filmit 2022.
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