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.
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)
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)
Long Form:R3 500
Short Form:R2 000
Long Form:R2 500
Short Form:R1 500
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)
David April – a director, teacher, choreographer, and lobbyist in the realm of South African dance and performance, based in Gauteng.
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 – 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 – 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 – 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.