JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS 2022

JOMBA! Open Horizons

In early 2022 we opened up submissions and applications for both long and short form screen dance films. Our JOMBA! independent jury selected six films to showcase and the top three winners will be announced on Thursday 1 September after the viewing. The top three will be given a cash prize from the festival to honour their ongoing work.

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The six selected works are from:

Submissions were received from:

LONG FORM:

Cebolenkosi Siphesihle Zuma (SA), Maulid Owino (Kenya), Diana Gaya (Kenya), Femi Adebajo (Nigeria), Kwanele Finch Thusi (SA), Jabu Siphika (SA), Jarryd Watson (SA), Javier Velazquez Cabrero & David Thatanelo April (Mexico/ SA), Judith Olivia Mantantenasoa  (Madagascar), Julia Ruzyczka de Rosenwerth (SA), Lewellyn Afrika (SA), Lucky Moketsi & Gifter Ngobeni (SA), Lungi Mahlanga & Thulisile Binda (SA), Mamello Makhetha (SA), Mzamo Kunene (SA), Nomfundo Hlongwa (SA), Sibonelo Mchunu (SA), Smangaliso Ngwenya (SA) and Thando Khupe Mgobhozi, Thabiso Mfusi, Tshireletso Mokgotsi & Lundi Mqhobo (SA)

SHORT FORM:

Andile Mswazi (SA), Carrick Keating (SA), Embodied Creatives (SA), Kamogelo Molobye (SA), Judith Olivia Manantenasoa (Madagascar), Rhia Ryan (SA), Smudge Screen (SA), Thembi Sthe (SA), Vincent Ochieng Owoko (Kenya) and Zaza Ncala (SA)

Prizes are awarded as follows:

1st place

R3 500

2nd place

R2 500

3rd place

R 1500

1st place

LONG FORM:

R3 500

YIN YANG

Femi Adebajo and Ridwan Rasheed


SHORT FORM

R2 000

Fenya

Kagiso Masinda and Carrick Keating

Long Form:

R3 500

Short Form:

R2 000

2nd place

LONG FORM:

R2 500

Ore Phelele

Mamello Makhetha


SHORT FORM

R1 500

Grain

Smudge Screen

Long Form:

R2 500

Short Form:

R1 500

3rd place

LONG FORM:

R1 500

Machozi ya Jana (Yesterday’s Tears)

Diana Gaya


SHORT FORM

R1 000

In the shadow of his fist

Kamogelo Molobye

Long Form:

R1 500

Short Form:

R1 000

 

The top 8 works screened on the 31st August:

 

Sifiso E. Kweyama (SA), Julie Veronirina Iarisoa (Madagascar), Phumlani Life Mndebele (SA), Sabelo Cele (SA), 

 

 

Jena Woodroffe (SA), Robert Ssempijja (Uganda),  Kaldi Makutike (SA/DRC) and Pavishen Paideya (SA) 

 

The Adjudication panel for 2022 are

David April

David April a director, teacher, choreographer, and lobbyist in the realm of South African dance and performance, based in Gauteng.

Tracey Saunders

Tracey Saunders – is a project manager by day, a writer and theatre critic by night and a women’s rights activist & social justice advocate 24/7. She is based in Cape Town.

Clare Craighead

Clare Craighead – a Drama and Performance Studies lecturer at DUT, a dance writer and academic with a keen interest in arts on a digital platform. She is based in KZN. 

Shanelle Jewnarain

Shanelle Jewnarain – is a multi-disciplinary artist with over ten years’ experience working in film and television. She is Durban born but now based in Cape Town.

Thobile Maphanga

Thobile Maphanga – a dancer, dance writer and researcher interested in the histories and narratives of black women creatives, an MA student at UKZN and the JOMBA! (2021/2022) curator mentee. She is based in Durban.