The JOMBA! FRINGE has undergone a makeover and is now being called JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS. This ‘open to application’ platform for 2021, provides an opportunity for dance makers to present their digital/dance film work for showcasing under the auspices of the JOMBA! festival. Our independent 2021 jury has assessed the submissions and the top ten Long Form dance works will be viewed on Sunday 29 August at 7pm, followed by an announcement of the winners in both categories.
All short form films will be available to view, with low data usage, on YouTube and Facebook.
The JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (Long Form) platform welcomed digital dance works between 5 – 8 min in length.
The JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (Short Form) platform welcomed digital dance works between 1 – 3 min in length.
Whilst not all submissions will be shown, 26 short films have come from all over the African continent. JOMBA! will be awarding prizes to the top three dance films. Top selected Films for screening:
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)
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.