Silwerskerm Film Festival: 'Poppie Nongena' wins big

30 August 2019

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Cape Town – The winners of the 9th annual Silwerskerm Film Festival were announced in Camps Bay on Saturday night at the Bay Hotel.

The four-day long local film festival boasted a stellar line-up this year which saw 14 short films and six feature films compete against each other to be crowned the winner in the annual awards.

South African born actor Arnold Vosloo who stars in Griekwastad attended the premiere for the film on Thursday evening.

The awards ceremony was hosted by actors June van Merch and Bennie Fourie.

Veteran actor Tobi Cronje was honoured as this year's Silwerskerm legend for his contribution to the film industry.

The big winner of the evening was the feature film Poppie Nongena, based on the award-winning novel by Elsa Joubert, and starring Clementine Mosimane and Ann-Mart van der Merwe.

It bagged 12 awards including Best Feature Film, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble Cast. The film releases in SA cinemas on Friday, 30 January 2020.

See the full list of winners here.

Source: Channel 24