South African Films Nominated for Oscars

A short-film, "Asad", featuring Somali refugees living in Cape Town, a music documentary, "Searching for Sugar Man", and Kanye Kanye, a romantic comedy that deals with a forbidden love affair between two young township teenagers have being nominated for Oscar awards.

  • South Africa:   Another South African Oscar Nomination

    Biz-Community, 30 January 2013

    A South African short film has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Short Film, which will be judged in June 2013 by the Academy of Motion Picture and… Read more »

  • Somalia:   Somali 'Asad' Makes It to Oscars

    Daily Trust, 26 January 2013

    With Nollywood being the third largest film industry in the world, generating N45.1b (US$286m) per annum for the Nigerian economy, it is a wonder that none of her movies received… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Searching for Sugarman - The Resurrection of Rodriguez

    SACSIS, 23 January 2013

    Searching for Sugarman, Malik Bendjelloul's film about the reception of Sixto Rodriguez in South Africa, continues to accumulate awards, critical acclaim and commercial success as… Read more »


  • ASAD Trailer

    Publication Date:
    16 November 2012

    Set in a war torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with ... see more »

  • South Africa:   Sugar Man Vies for Bafta, Oscar

    SA Info, 14 January 2013

    The music documentary Searching for Sugar Man, about two South African fans tracing the story of American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, has been nominated for an Oscar in the… Read more »


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