Winners At Sabela 2016


The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission celebrates 100 years of film in the province.

The highlight event of the Commission is the Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards which is celebrated in honour of the late Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela who was a legend in film and television.

Not only was he South Africa’s first Black film director, but he also had a long and successful career which saw him feature in over 34 films, both nationally and internationally.

The awards ceremony was held at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) on Saturday, 18 June 2016 and was hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha.

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Here is the full list of winners:

Best Documetary Full Length
Triangle of Faith – Jayan Moodley

Best Isizulu Film
Isihlangu Somntanami – Zulu Hut Productions

Best Documentary Short
The mystical powers of water – Tekweni Productions

Best Actor – TV
Vusi Kunene – Isibaya 3

Best Actress – TV
Dawn Thandeka King – Uzalo

Best Supporting Actor – TV
Bheki Mkhwane – Isibaya 3

Best Supporting Actress – TV
Celeste Ntuli- Isibaya 3

Best Screenplay in a Microbudget Film
Philani Sithebe – iLungelo

Best Actress in a Microbudget Film
Mandisa Nduna – iLungelo

Best Microbudget Film

Best Newcomer Actress in a Microbudget
Nomalanga Ndaba – iSihlangu Somntanami

Best Newcomer Actor in a Microbudget Film
Ntokozo Sibis i- Konke kufeziwe

Best Student Film
Davids Winter – Matthew Couperthwaite & Liana Hassim

Best Use of KZN as a Location

Best Actor in a Microbudget Film
Scelo Gasa “Phanta” – Uk’Shizila

Best Supporting Actress in a Microbudget
Bongekile Mpisane – Luthando 2

Best Director In A Microbudget Film
Philani Sithebe – iLungelo


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