Last year the Chamber organised a unique filmfestival promoting films shot on a mobile phone. Almost 60 filmmakers competed in the first edition. The awards night was held at the Residence of the Belgian Consul, the evening was a mix of screenings and discussions with people from the industry all in a Belgian setting. The futuristic ZaiTruck was used as a huge screen showing films from the different categories; Best Fiction, Best documentary and Best Innovation. Special focus was on short ads shot by and for Belgian companies active in South Africa.
MMOCA BEST FICTION 2020 – I had to get revengeMobile filmmaker Bulelani Klaas
MMOCA BEST DOCUMENTARY 2020 – Kos Gangsters Mobile Filmmaker Lara Taylor
MMOCA BEST INNOVATION 2020 – VOLVO Filmmaker:Thania Olivier
The winners received a money price of R5000 and a production grant of R10.000. The money is used to create a short movie for the sponsors/partners of the festival. At this point all of the winning filmmakers are in the process of filming and editing their film.
The team behind MMOCA film festival is busy with the preparations of the next edition. More info will be shared soon.
Have a look at last years finalists on MMOCA’s youtube channel