The Harvesters, Ellen Pakkies, and Canary win big at Silwerskerm Film Festival

The Harvesters, Ellen Pakkies, and Canary win big at Silwerskerm Film Festival

The winners of the eighth annual kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival were announced in a stormy Camps Bay on Saturday night at the luxury Bay Hotel. The four-day long local film festival boasted a stellar line-up this year which saw an array of short films and six feature films compete against each other to be crowned the winner in the annual awards.

Standouts of the evening included Cannes hit The Harvesters (Die Stropers) which bagged an award for its hauntingly beautiful cinematography. The cast of the true-life Ellen Pakkies film clinched the acting awards for their powerful performances.

Ultimately it was Christiaan Olwagen's Canary (Kanarie), a coming-of-age musical war drama set in 1985 South Africa, that won the top award for the evening.

SEE A FULL LIST OF ALL THE WINNERS:

Short Films

Best Short Film - 11 Minutes
Die leeftyd van 'n Orgidee

Best Short Film - 22 Minutes
Axis Mundi

Best Director - Short Film 11 Minutes
Mari Borstlap, Die leeftyd van 'n Orgidee

Best Director - Short Film 22 Minutes
Matthew Jankes & Sean Steinberg, Axis Mundi

Best Actor - Short Film
Brendon Daniels, Cowboy Dan

Best Actress - Short Film
Cindy Swanepoel, Fluit Fluit

Best Script: Short Film 11 Minutes
Milan Murray, Kromkieriefontein

Best Script: Short Film 22 Minutes
Matthew Jankes & Sean Steinberg, Axis Mundi

Best Editing: Short Film
Alexander La Cock, Cowboy Dan

Best Technical: Short Film
Johannes Pieter Nel (cinematographer), Benjamin

Full-length Films

Best Cinematography
Michal Englert, Die Stropers

Best Production Design
Rocco Pool, Kanarie

Best Sound Design and Music
Evgueni & Sacha Galperine, Leandros Ntounis, Thomas Robert & Jean-Guy Veran, Die Stropers

Best Editing
Eva Du Preez, Kanarie

Best Script
Amy Jephta, Ellen, Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies

Best Supporting Actress
Cintaine Schutte, Die Seemeeu

Best Supporting Actor
Germandt Geldenhuys, Kanarie

Best Actress
Jill Levenberg, Ellen, Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies

Best Actor
Jarrid Geduld, Ellen, Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies

Best Director
Christiaan Olwagen, Kanarie

Best Feature Film
Kanarie

Legend Award
Katinka Heyns

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