FIPRESCI’s Botha: Woodwind by far SA’s best film

Film Professor Martin Botha is the only Southern African member of the International Federation of Film Critics, the organization world renowned to send the most respected critics in world cinema to festivals (FIPRESCI: Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique). Here’s what Botha had to say about Woodwind, the feature film by debutant director Fin Manjoo. … Continue reading FIPRESCI’s Botha: Woodwind by far SA’s best film

Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

The music of Woodwind would normally be categorized as Western Classical or Indian Classical Music, but it was the unique composition of Bonifaz’s music by Stefan Fraunberger that resonated late into the night. Cape Town packed the theatre with full attendance for the very first showing of director Fin Manjoo’s film and it received an … Continue reading Woodwind Premiere: Like a post modern music concert

Woodwind to screen in competition in Lisbon, Nov 2018

Woodwind is nominated in competition in Lisbon for Best International Feature Film and other awards. The November 2018 screening is now confirmed and has been organized a year in advance for Lisbon, Portugal. This is an unusual arrangement since festivals usually reveal their selections a month before a festival. Woodwind was selected for 2017, but … Continue reading Woodwind to screen in competition in Lisbon, Nov 2018

Woodwind selected in competition at Cape Town International Film Festival

Woodwind is nominated for the Grand Prix Best Film, Best Director, Best Debut Film, as well as Best South African Film and is also in contention for other cast and crew awards. These will be determined by an international jury, after the feature film was confirmed in the official selection of the 10th Cape Town … Continue reading Woodwind selected in competition at Cape Town International Film Festival