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Sanktuary Films

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Jordy Sank and Gabriella Blumberg are award-winning South African filmmakers and the team behind Sanktuary Films. They are incredibly passionate about crafting human stories and social impact narratives. Their debut feature documentary, “I Am Here”, won Best South African Feature Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival in 2021, which made the film eligible for Oscar consideration. The film has won multiple international Audience Choice, Best Director awards and 3 sought-after South African Film and Television Awards in 2022. It has screened in cinemas in the United States, Australia and South Africa, with more territories releasing this year. Their short film “Leemtes en Leegheid (A Void)” took home 3 prestigious awards at its world premiere at Silwerskermfees, including Best Short Film, Best Screenplay and the Audience Choice Award. Among other international awards, the short film won Best Artists’ Film at the Aesthetica Film Festival in the United Kingdom. With a project in development, they were chosen as 1 of 4 international projects to pitch as a part of La Petite Fabrique at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. With a striking slate of fiction and nonfiction films, they continue to create a sanctuary for audiences who believe in the power, impact and artistry of storytelling.

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