The AFDA Graduation Festival is held annually in the month of November. This festival showcases 3rd year, 4th year and master's film and television graduation productions. The festival is a platform to promote the young professionals whom will soon enter into the film and television industry.

Students conceptualize and produce this graduation film by making use of their newly discovered artistic expression but creating a film that is commercially viable. At the festival a panel of industry professionals assess the film and opportunity is given for an audience response. The festival sees many industry professionals, alumni and general public join us whilst we celebrate the exhibition and promotion of our young film makers and their films.

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Christmas Spirit

Cape Town Production 2016

1767 Votes

“The divided and odd Bandfield family are preparing for a Christmas done their own way, when an unexpected call from their Christmas obsessed Grandpa Rodger comes revealing that he is indeed spending another Christmas with them. Upon his arrival, the narcissistic old man dies in his wheel chair and soon after the family experiences supernatural, Christmas hauntings from his ghost. The Banfield family must put their differences aside and combat Grandpa Rodgers ghost and in ‘destroying’ Christmas their family bonds are repaired.”


Genre: DarkComedy
Running Time: 12min
Rating: L
Viewing Restriction: 16
Year: AFDA 3rd year production


Zoe - Andria Kok
Peter - Jason Dewet


Writer: Dominique Mabille & Jacob McGowan
Director: Dominique Mabille
Executive Producer: AFDA CPT.
Associate Producer: Jacob McGowan
Associate Producer: Gretchin Pirzl
Cinematographer: Joshua Barkley
Costume, Make-up and Styling: Andrea Kloppers
Editor: Justin Williams
Sound Design: Daniel Baylis
Visual Effects: Theo Turner
Colourist/Grader: Joshua Barkley

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