Moe Kekana, creative group head, King James in Cape Town and Ksenija Strydom-Micic, executive producer, The Star Film Company in Johannesburg, are the two South African creatives among 65 leading film directors, producers, agency creatives and heads of production companies chosen to serve on the jury for the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival.
The festival celebrates and awards global filmmakers from both commercial advertising and film industries. It is part of The One Club for Creativity, the foremost global non-profit organisation celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design.
The fast-growing global festival focuses on all forms and aspects of short films: narrative fiction, comedy, commercials, branded content, music videos, spec work, passion projects, animation, sound, movie poster design, title sequences and more — and has a mission to celebrate and award filmmakers from around the world working in both the film and ad industries, with no limitation and total artistic freedom, all on one screen.
New regional awards
In addition to awarding work in specific genre categories, One Screen expands this year to also recognise creative excellence by region with best-of awards for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and Middle East/Africa. Last year’s festival saw a significant increase in global entries, with work submitted from 45 countries.
‘As the world’s leading nonprofit organisation with the mission to support the global creative community, we’re well suited to recognise the best work in every region around the world,’ said Jonathan Jirjis, executive producer at The One Club and head of the One Screen programme. ‘This festival is committed to celebrating and awarding great storytelling and film craft on a global level.’
Visit onescreen.org to view categories and submission requirements.