Dear Filmmaker

You are invited to enter your beautifully crafted film in the DStv Film Talent Celebration short film competition.

This competition will be focusing on the ability of South African filmmakers to tell wonderful authentic stories through very short films. The competition will be challenging specifically those filmmakers who overcame the limits of time and continued to display their craft as talented story tellers. The length of the films has to be between three and ten minutes. This is a nationwide short film competition for South African filmmakers which is open to any genre of film as long as you believe that your film is a high impact offering.

The competition not only celebrates talent but the winners will receive cash prizes which they can add to their funds to tell more beautiful South African stories. The categories and prizes are as follows:

  • Best Production: R50k (Overall)
  • Best Director: R40k
  • Best Editor: R40k
  • Best Sound: R40k
  • Best Cinematography: R40k
  • Best Newcomer: R20k

The competition will be judged by highly respected industry professionals. To make it easier for you to participate in this competition we have provided two options for you to send your entry. The only accepted format is DVD and all submissions must include a completed entry form.

Films must reach MultiChoice on or before 29 February 2012.


Right-click on the link and choose "Save As" to save the file to your computer.

Entry delivery options


ATTENTION: Lehlohonolo Nkhabe
DStv Film Talent Competition
CSI Department
MultiChoice Corporate Office
P O Box 1502 Randburg


ATTENTION: Tamsin Ranger
DStv Film Talent Competition
Cape Town Office
P O Box 2228 Cape Town


ATTENTION: Lehlohonolo Nkhabe DStv Film Talent Competition
Corporate Building Reception Area
MultiChoice 251 Oak Avenue


ATTENTION: Tamsin Ranger
DStv Film Talent Competition
Cape Town Office
1st Floor 27 Caledon Street
Cape Town

For further information email film@multichoice.co.za or phone Hloni Nkhabe on +27+112893068. Contact by email is preferred.

This competition will culminate in a special event during which the winners will be announced and the top short films screened. It will be an occasion for networking, appreciating talent and generally reflecting on our achievements as an industry. We will also take this opportunity to recognise the up-and-coming filmmakers from DStv’s Film Skills Development programme.