About the Ubuntu Youth Film festival

The Ubuntu Youth Film Festival will be celebrated at Artscape on 18 August where deserving candidates will be announced and awarded.

The deadline for final submission of short films is 15 June 2017

Youngsters are challenged and inspired to enter short films of under 5 minutes.
The theme of the 2017 LivingIt Ubuntu Youth Film Festival is: One Earth, One Family, One Heart.

Movies are  critiqued by high-profiled judges from the prestigious Cape Winelands Film Festival and CityVarsity.
The top five entries will be awarded with R6000 each, and appropriate candidates will win short courses at CityVarsity film school.


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Top short film entries from previous years:


The Painters




The Rich Girl – Made in Kwa Zulu Natal

Never Give Up – a true story from Chris Hani High in Kayamandi.