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Blingola is headed by Bongiwe Selane, an award-winning producer who has produced across several mediums, including commissioned serial content for Africa’s largest pay TV broadcaster, multiple short films, a feature film and a documentary series. Her credits and accolades include Culture Shock, the 2013 SAFTA winner for best reality show; Best South African Short Film at The Durban International Film Festival in 2015 for Unomalanga and The Witch, Great Africans – documentary series for Africa Magic Entertainment, and the NFVF’s Female Only Filmmakers Project, a series of 26 short narrative films by women filmmakers. Happiness is a Four-Letter- Word is her debut feature film, released in February 2016. The film went on to break South African box office records, ranking in just over R14 million (over 1 million EUR) at the local box office. She is an alumna of the Durban Film Mart, La Fabrique Cinema de L’Institute Francais Cannes, as well as Produire Au Sud. In 2018, she was awarded a full scholarship by Creative Europe Media to participate in the EAVE Producers Workshop (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs).

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