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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Creative Talent Awarded

TALENTED: Lindisiwe Mlotywa (left) during the awards evening. TALENTED: Lindisiwe Mlotywa (left) during the awards evening.

A talented Fashion student was a member of the winning team who recently received the Emerging Creative Talent Award at a local film festival.

Third-year student, Lindisiwe Mlotywa, said she was still in high school when she learnt about the Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and knew that she would enter it one day.

She entered the 2018 competition with her friend, Tarania Naidoo, a film student at City Varsity.

They were required to submit a treatment (pitch) of their concept under the theme “My Cool Life in the City” and the two friends were selected for the top ten.

The finalists were given a budget by Bokeh to create a 90-second film.

“For the film Tarania and I wanted to comment on a subject that not only both of us can relate to but that everyone can relate to. We thought about what it's like for us to be in Cape Town at that exact moment. We decided to comment on the creative culture in Cape Town by talking about popular culture in Cape Town.”

Lindisiwe said she was shocked when the film titled What Would Sarah Do? was announced as the winner.

“We worked hard on this film and we were excited about it but also naturally unsure. We were also at a screening of all the films. They were all equally strong films, the talent was amazing. When we heard the name of our film we were in genuine disbelief. It's an amazing achievement and we are ever grateful to Bokeh for seeing the potential!”

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.