Afrikaans film Die Windpomp wins big at Silwerskerm Festival awards

2014-09-01 12:01

Cape Town – The winners of the kykNet Silwerskerm Festival awards were announced this weekend at a glitzy ceremony at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay.

Anne Hirsch and Francios Toerien were the hosts for the evening and kept the audience in stitches all night.

This year the awards were divided into two categories.

In the first category, all the Afrikaans films that were released from 1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014 are up for nomination for the Annual National Silwerskerm awards.  

The second category consist of all the films that premiered at the festival as well as the short films. During the festival all the short films are judged by a panel and voted for by the festivalgoers. The nominations were announced on 30 August and included the following categories: Best Short Film, Best Festival Film and Viewers Choice.

These are all the winners:

Short films

Best Shortfilm
Vuil Wasgoed

Short film director
Travis Taute and Nosphio Dumisa – Nommer 37

Short film actor
Stian Bam - Trippie

Short film actress
Nicola Hanekom - Trippie

Short film text
Daryne Johnsone - Nommer 37

Special mention: New Icon
Albert Pretorius


Best Film
Die Windpomp

Etienne Fourie - Die Windpomp

Female lead
Marga Van Rooi - Die Windpomp

Male lead
Marius Weyers - Pad Na Jou Hart

Louw Venter - Konfetti

Anna-Mart Van Der Merwe - Stuur Groete aan Meintjies Roux

Original score
Johnny De Ridder - Die Windpomp

Etienne Fourie - Die Windpomp

Dwaine Faria Carrao (Pad Na Jou Hart)

Best Film not in Afrikaans
Forgotten Kingdom

Films at the festival

Critics Choice
Hollywood in My Huis

Viewers Choice
Hollywood in My Huis

Viewers choice actress
Christia Visser - Hollywood in My Huis

Viewers choice actor
Deandre Reiners - Seun

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