Father Christmas Doesn't Come Here
New York Premiere

Father Christmas Doesn't Come Here

Shorts in Competition: Narrative
| South Africa | 14 MINUTES | isiZulu

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.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Bheki Sibiya and Bheki Sibiya
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.
National Film & Video Foundation
Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba
Bheki Sibiya
Director of Photography
Jamie Ramsay
Gareth Fradgley
Primary Cast
Jabu Sibisi, Thembi Sibisi, Mthandeni Mvelase, Slindile Nodangala

Press Contact
Sibongile Nkosana
Sobabili Productions
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
Phone: + 27 72 430 1373
Ryan Haidarian
National Film & Video Foundation
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
Phone: +27 11 483 0880

Winner of Best Narrative Short.


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