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We are pleased to announce that Samantha Nell has been selected as one of the participants in the Cannes South Africa Film Factory along with South African filmmakers: Sheetal Magan, Zamo Mkhwanazi and Zee Ntuli. The programme is curated and produced by Dominique Wellinski. Cannes South African Film Factory will provide an opportunity for these four SA […]

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I am pleased to announce that Stiff will play at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa as part of the short film programme: “People”. DIFF is arguably the continent’s biggest film festival and a premiere venue for emerging South African and African filmmakers to connect and find an audience. The film will screen at the following times […]

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Samantha has been chosen as one of the 40 emerging filmmakers to participate in the 215 edition of the Durban Talents programme. The programme operates in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents and the German Embassy of South Africa. With access to screenings throughout the festival and through participating in conversations with experts from around the […]

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I am honoured to announce that Stiff has won Best Short Film at the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria. AFRIFF is a world-class festival in Nigeria that seeks out the best feature, documentary and short films on the continent. The festival brings together filmmakers, international and local buyers and sellers, and press to showcase the best of […]

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We are pleased to announce the World Premiere of Stiff at this year’s Palm Springs International Shortsfest. The film will screen on Thursday 19 June 2014 as part of the “Identity Crisis” program. Kathleen McGinnis, Festival Director, on the Palm Springs International ShortsFest: “This year we’ve had more films submitted from more countries than ever before. There […]

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Samantha has joined The Tortoise and His Tail for writer/director, and frequent collaborator Jean Lee. Jean is a fellow in this year’s American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women. The prestigious program selects eight fellows each year from thousands of applicants and works to develop and shoot their short scripts. The Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) at the American […]

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Production has wrapped on One-Way Ticket (now retitled: Stiff) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The film is written and directed by Samantha Nell and produced by Jean Lee. It stars South African legend Jerry Mofokeng and introduces the exciting new talent of Lebo Mazibuko with supporting performances from seasoned actors: Harriet Manamela, Michael Mabizela and Dorothy Ann Gould. The film […]

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We are proud to announce the selection of Samantha Nell’s short film script One-Way Ticket as part of the 2012 Focus Features’ Africa First Program. “Each will receive $10,000 apiece as well as the opportunity to attend a summit in New York City with other filmmakers and Africa First’s remarkable team of mentors. The winning filmmakers […]

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