FACES African Student Cellphone Film Competition

Previous winners (2019)

First Prize: Herd Boy 

Thabo, a boy who was denied an opportunity to go to school by his uncle, who was wanted him to take care of his herd, however his kids were not treated the same way. His right to education was violated by his legal guardian, he also threatened that he will kick him out of the house if he dares go to and never look after the cows.

Director: Manengisi Mabunda
Institutional affiliation: University of Limpopo, Polokwane
Country: South Africa
Prize: R10 000

Second Prize: Trafficked 

Every single day, in hundreds of countries around the world, human trafficking is taking place, it is estimated that globally around 21 million people fell victim in 2018. 

Trafficked depicts the reality that women and child experience in today's society. The film focuses on the personal story of a young woman who falls victim of human trafficking, in it brings out the fear of being unsafe and always having to look behind because you could be next.

Director: Ayabonga Magwaxaza
Institutional affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Prize: R5 000


Third Prize: The story of the African Child

The film highlights the basic rights of the African child the threat that illegal adoption poses to the enjoyment of the children's rights.

Director: Aaron Joel Kaleeba
Institutional affiliation: Law Development Centre, Kampala
Country: Uganda
Prize: R3 000

Previous winners (2018)

First Prize (R10 000): Jenira Ferreira with ‘Disillusionment of Student Culture’

Second Prize (R5 000): Thiruna Naidoo with ‘Engaged’

Third Prize (R3 000): Kabelo Mohlatlole with ‘It Helped’

Previous Winners (2017)

First Prize (all expense paid trip to Mauritius): Jane Choolwe Nsanzya with 'Ignorance isn’t bliss'



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