South Africa’s One Show Work & Winners

It’s time for The One Show results everyone! When we heard South Africa had 21 finalists this year we damn near Black Eyed Pea’d ourselves and exclaimed ‘Boom Boom Pow’. Now it’s great to see this incredible work convert. Congratulations to all of you! With over 50 countries and regions around the world entering, this is big for South Africa. Well done.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the distinguished Brendan Hoffmann, ECD at Joe Public Cape Town and the esteemed Ian Gabriel, Director at Giant Films Thank you sirs! Congratulations to Production Designer (or if you prefer, Art Director) Louise Knepscheld on her work for Kruger and Slim from Darling Films for his MTN spots. Well done you crafty beauties!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards July 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our esteemed poultry enthusiasts Nkanyezi Masango, CCO at DENTSU CREATIVE and Cindy Lee, Director at The Star Film Company. Yes, chicken reigned supreme this month as Greg Gray from ROMANCE, Adam Bentel from KrewKut & Elben Schutte feat. Martin Bergeaud from Pressure Cooker Studios clucked their way to glory 🐔🏆 Congratulations to ruling the roost team!🐣👑

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the discerning eyes of Terry McKenna, ECD at The Odd Number and Zee Ntuli, Director at Darling Films. Chicken reigned supreme in May which means a big congrats to Saki Bergh from Left and Adrian from Egg Films who have proven that their art craft is a feathered triumph!

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘SHE DID THAT’ May 2023

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Sam Sterling-Court from The Star Film Company, Ying-Poi De Lacy from Massif and Benitha Vlok from Video Cartel.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards April 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the illustrious Marcus Moshapalo, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R and Tebogo Malope, Director at The Star Film Company. We’re not sure if you’re all using AI technology in ways that we haven’t thought of, because damn there was a lot of good work this month! A huge congratulations for rising to the top Kim Geldenhuys from 0307, Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films, Audio Militia & Polycat Animation.

BEST OF 2022. All the work and winners.

The Creative Circle Best of 2022 is about celebrating all the finest South African Creativity from 2022. Here you can find all the awarded work and the talent responsible for creating the work...so you know who to call for your next project 🔥

She Did That at Loeries 2022 – Directors

The 2022 Loeries Official Rankings were released last week and although we don't think awards and accolades mean everything (they're pretty cool though), they definitely get our attention when they reflect the high level of work being created by some of the talented women and non-binary people in our industry right now. Below we have showcased five of the top-ranked film directors in the country according to the Loeries. Congratulations and here's to seeing a lot more representation in 2023 💪🏾

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards January 2023

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two industry heavy-hitters, the honourable Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director at Duke Group and Karien Cherry, Director at Giant Films. We bow down in your presence! Big congratulations to editing-maestro Saki Bergh from Left Post for taking Best in Craft for January!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards December 2022

December 2022's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards results are in! What better way to begin the new year than with a throwback to some exceptional work from last year? December's Craft was judged by Chantelle dos Santos, Creative Director at Ogilvy JHB and Fausto Becatti, Director at Bioscope Films - we are not worthy, thank you. Congratulations to Karien Cherry from Giant Films for crafting those small moments that gave her this big win 🚀

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards November 2022

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the very top of our Xmas wishlist; Grant Sithole, Chief Product Officer of Publicis Groupe Africa and Nicole Ackermann, Director at Romance. This was a particularly tough month to judge with a lot of stand-out work, but rising to the top is Paul Ward from Giant Films and Tristan Holmes from The Star Film Company.

Star Films’ Tristan Holmes directs nightmarish first of its kind AI-Generated music video for Disturbed

Never afraid of finding new ways of telling big cinematic stories charged with emotions, Star Films’ Tristan Holmes has done it again. His latest work is a music video titled ‘Bad Man’ for the heavy metal band Disturbed which was entirely made using AI-generated imagery created and stitched together by Tristan. The result is a grisly and unnerving work of art.

South Africa’s Work to Watch August 2022

Right here is where you can find all the winning work awarded by the Creative Circle in the second quarter of 2022. Congratulations to all our IDIDTHAT members for leading the charge in creativity and production, we salute you! Below you can check out all the awarded work and the gorgeous talent responsible for bringing this work to life, remember their names!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards July 2022

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Group Executive Creative Director at King James Nkanyezi Masango and Director at Bioscope Films, Hylton Tannenbaum. Huge congrats to the super talented Cindy Lee and Zee Ntuli on sashaying away with July's Best in Craft, we are not worthy!

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘SHE DID THAT’ July 2022

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Matshepo Maja from The Star Film Company, Emilie Badenhorst from Romance and Emily Bussace from Deliverance.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards June 2022

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Jabulani Sigege, Executive Creative Director at Machine_ and Justice Mukheli, Director at Romance. Congratulations to directors Thina Zibi from Hello Circus and Tebza from The Star Film Company who will be strutting into the second half of 2022 a whole Craft Award sexier. 

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2022

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Mohlalefi Lentsoane, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Abel (JHB) and Mfundo Mkhize, Director at The Star Film Company. Congratulations to Kyla Philander and Fausto Becatti walking away with May's Craft Awards. We don't know what they put in the water at Bioscope Films (maybe Corona and Espolōn Tequila??) but it's working!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards March 2022

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two of our industry’s absolute finest; Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Director at Darling Films, Jeana Theron. Congratulations to Marc Algranti for nabbing Best in Craft for Original Music and Matthys Boshoff for Directing.

IDIDTHAT Presents ‘She Did That’ March 2022

SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Hallie Haller from The Rudeboy Collective, and Thati Pele from Giant Films.