UCT Student Films Nominated for SAFTA Awards

26 Feb 2020 - 11:00


Two films by UCT film and media students were nominated in the Best Student Film category of the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards happening in March this year.

Tidal (2018), an honours documentary directed by Trygve Heide and ANTHEM (2019), a third year final research project film directed by Priya Jeram-Patel are two of three films nominated in the Best Student Film category.

Tidal (2018) follows Lisa Beasley’s journey after a horrific BASE jumping accident encourages her to return to the ocean. Her struggle to find an exercise she can handle leads her to discovering the beauty of the Cape Town ocean spaces.

The tidal pools on the coast become very meaningful to Lisa’s recovery, and she must now work to protect them from the harmful cleaning protocols detrimental to the marine life she has come to love.