Best minute film winners

2019-10-29 06:01
The brains behind Stories in die Wind: Chandre Cupido, Tauriq Isaacs, Deidré Jantjies and Kristen Block. PHOTO: Sive Nyanda

The brains behind Stories in die Wind: Chandre Cupido, Tauriq Isaacs, Deidré Jantjies and Kristen Block. PHOTO: Sive Nyanda

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District Six filmmakers are ready for the world following their win at the 1MinuteFilmFestival, held at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 19 October.

They won the best animation category for Stories in die Wind (Stories in the Wind), which they entered into the competition that started on Wednesday 9 October.

The film had made it to the top 100 short films that were screened at Ster-Kinekor V&A Waterfront on Friday 18 October.

The creatives behind the production are Deidre Jantjies, Chandre Cupido, Kristen Block and Tauriq Isaacs.

It was their first experience in the competition and being screened on a national broadcast.

The four have shared the same passion of investigating and telling indigenous stories. Hence, they came up with the idea of creating Stories in die Wind – a story of a spiritually gifted new-born baby who would save his community. The setting of the story is in the rural outskirts, with characters portraying the Khoisan.

Diedre says their parents are originally from Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp in the Klein Karoo.

“So this is how we connected and related to our ancestry. Finding more of our Indigenous roots in the Western Cape and Northern Cape became a way to tell the stories of our people,” she says.

She adds, the film explores aspects of Southern African Indigenous people’s cultures, using animation.

“Stories from the natural habitat, highlights the connection between young and old indigenous people, and cultures. The film is a collection of traditional indigenous stories of the Khoekhoe/San people. They say animation is a bit different from normal film-making as it comes with lot of creativity when bringing the characters to life."

The festival challenges creatives to develop and submit one-minute films with the aim to create a global platform for upcoming film-making entrepreneurs in the movie industry.

It gives them exposure and recognition for their work.V The short story can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2JiWLBg

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