The AFDA executive is proud to announce its Durban campus 3rd year graduate film HOMELESS has been nominated as its candidate for the Academy of Motion Picture Award 2015 in the best short foreign student film category.
HOMELESS was the highest scoring of over sixty short films, based on the Audience and Critics scores at the recent AFDA graduate festival held at Ster – Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau and Suncoast Cinecentre.
The film will also be AFDA’s nomination for the CILECT prize, the largest and most prestigious international association of film and Television Schools.
When asked what he wanted to say about his nomination, HOMELESS Director Nathan Rice said “This is the greatest honour of my life to be nominated for such a prestigious award. It means that the film has resonance and that people have acknowledged that the themes in the fil are relevant in South African and today’s society.”
Nathan Rice, on the Homeless shoot
Veteran film producer and multiple award winner Richard Green, the Durban Film School head said of Rice: “Nathan is an unassuming young man with a back – bone of steel. He truly found his voice and what he wanted to personally express in HOMELESS.”
AFDA Johannesburg has previously won the coveted and highly contested OSCAR best short foreign film in 2006 (ELELENI- Directed Tristan Holmes) and was nominated as a finalist in 2013. (KANYE KANYE-Directed by Miklas Manneke)
This year also saw AFDA alumni Ernest Nkosi nominated as the South African candidate film for the equivalent feature film award with his multiple award winning and festival feted film THINA SOBABILI.