Softie’s African premiere was at the prestigious Encounters South African International Film Festival.
Joining other impactful films such as ‘The Letter’ by our Kenyan friends, Maia Lekow and Christopher King, and ‘Influence’ by Richard Poplak and Diana Neille, it was an honor to receive love and recognition from an African audience.
A total of 22 films by African and South African filmmakers were eligible for the award. Phumlani S. Langa (City Press) announced the winner of the prize: R10,000 cash. Gauteng Film Commission senior manager, industry support development Desmond Mthembu, presented the award for Best African/South African Feature Film in a Facebook live/zoom award ceremony.