A Film Maker Didi Exelby Receives an Award at Jozi Film Festival in Johannesburg


TechInAfrica —  Discovery Channel in partnership with Jozi Film Festival (JFF) holds Don’t Stop Wondering Award. The awarding program aims to recognize the African film industry players, celebrate the unique African stories, and attract viewers’ curiosity.

The selection of the winners is through public voting across the continent. There are over 600 votes secured and has finally named the winners. One of the awards is given to a filmmaker, Didi Exelby from Cape Town, South Africa for her film “Burning Embers”. The film is inspired by the unique story of Amy McMillan—a tragedy to change ‘the face of elephant conservation’ and awareness in South Africa.

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Exelby was awarded as the overall winner at the JFF closing ceremony in Johannesburg on September 30, 2018. She receives a Canon XF-405 video camera and Singer Manfrotto Photographic accessories that worth more than $5,800 from Discovery Channel.

The Commercial Director of Discovery Inc. Africa, Debbie Brady says: “This year once again saw a winning film that highlighted a huge issue we face in Africa – elephant conservation – brought to life through Didi’s unique filmmaking passion and skill. We are extremely proud of Didi’s great work, and hope that this film will spark curiosity in each of you, and urge all Africans to make a difference.”

The Founder and Organize of the JFF, Lisa Henry also comments about the film festival award. She states: “Being able to offer African filmmakers this incredible platform is what makes us at Jozi Film Festival tick. Thank you Discovery Inc., for providing the opportunity, and thank you to Canon and Singer for the amazing prizes. Well done to all the Top Ten finalists and congrats to Didi!”.

You can join the conversation on Twitter @discoverysa and like Discovery Channel South Africa on Facebook page Discovery Channel South Africa, using #dontstopwondering and #jff2018.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Discovery.


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