Jozi Film Festival 2019: International Short Documentaries

Sat. Oct 5, 2019 at 11:00am SAST
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The Jozi Film Festival is an annual event that showcases the latest films made by South African and international filmmakers in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities – Johannesburg. The Jozi Film Festival 2019 will highlight the very best in filmmaking, presenting a multi-genre slate of films from emerging and established filmmakers, exploring a broad range of topics that affect our communities and stir our hearts and minds.

The Jozi Film Festival was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers in Johannesburg, and to develop an audience for South African films. While still prioritizing local film, JFF now accept films from around the world – features, short films, documentaries and student films. We are the longest running multi-genre festival in the City of Gold and our motto remains the same from Day One: We Love Jozi. We Love Film.


Saturday, 5 October. 11am.

International Short Documentaries

Total Running Time: 1hr13min

The Briefing – Filip Drzewiecki (Poland) (19:07)

A group of students must care for their first patients during a Medicinal Intern summer camp. The youngsters have a short time to grow into fully fledged doctors and achieve their vocation. The film vividly portrays the experiences and the tempo of a physician’s work – the pace is fast and every case is a unique one. Each of the students will have to try and find themselves amongst the chaos of reality, until one of them will have to meet the most difficult challenge one can face while practicing medicine.

The film is inspired by the ideas and tenets of Polish School of Documentary.

Watching The Pain Of Others – Chloé Galibert-Laîné (France) (31:30)

In this deeply personal video diary, a young researcher tries to make sense of her fascination for the film "The Pain of Others" by Penny Lane. A deep dive into the discomforting world of YouTube and online conspiracies, the film challenges traditional notions of what documentary cinema is, or should be.

iRony – Radheya Jegatheva (Australia) (7:53)

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology... told from the perspective of a phone.

Variously described as an animation, an experimental film, a narrative, a documentary or a film-poem, depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion', which was written by the film director. The poem won two national poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30 000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

iRony has been selected for seven Academy Award-qualifying festivals.

The Traffic Separating Device – Johan Palmgren (Sweden) (15:00)

A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is supposed to keep cars away and only let buses pass. It turns into a disaster as cars continue to drive in the dedicated bus lane. Hundreds of cars get destroyed every week. Tragic and funny situations occur as we follow the whole mess of human failures.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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