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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

FATHER CHRISTMAS DOESN'T COME HERE

Directed by Bheki Sibiya
SHORT NARRATIVE 14 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE FATHER CHRISTMAS DOESN'T COME HERE

A naïve young girl with low self-esteem wants to be as beautiful as her mother. She decides to write to Father Christmas asking for long, straight hair. Her dream is almost ruined by a cynical man who gives her a dose of reality, which makes her resort to extremes to achieve her goal. With the help of her grandmother, she finds true acceptance and identity.

Drama
About the Director(s)
Bheki Sibiya, born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, is an actor, director, cinematographer, and producer. He began his career in the film and television industry as a production assistant on several television dramas. He has co-directed theater productions and produced and directed several documentaries.
Special Note

Winner of Best Narrative Short.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    14 minutes
  • Language:
    isiZulu
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Jabu Sibisi, Thembi Sibisi, Mthandeni Mvelase, Slindile Nodangala
  • Director:
    Bheki Sibiya
  • Screenwriter:
    Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba
  • Producer:
    National Film & Video Foundation
  • Editor:
    Gareth Fradgley
  • Director of Photography:
    Jamie Ramsay

Contacts
  • Director
    Bheki Sibiya
    Sobabili Productions
    Johannesburg, 2198
    Phone: +27 83 757 0707
    bheki@sobabili.co.za
  • Press Contact
    Sibongile Nkosana
    Sobabili Productions
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
    Phone: + 27 72 430 1373
    sibongile@sobabili.co.za
  • Producer
    Ryan Haidarian
    National Film & Video Foundation
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
    Phone: +27 11 483 0880
    ryanh@nfvf.co.za
  • Director
    Bheki Sibiya
    Sobabili Productions
    Johannesburg, 2198
    Phone: +27 83 757 0707
    bheki@sobabili.co.za
  • Press Contact
    Sibongile Nkosana
    Sobabili Productions
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
    Phone: + 27 72 430 1373
    sibongile@sobabili.co.za
  • Producer
    Ryan Haidarian
    National Film & Video Foundation
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
    Phone: +27 11 483 0880
    ryanh@nfvf.co.za

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