Big win as SANBI film scoops film festival awards

‘MzanSea’ celebrates the treasures of South Africa’s oceans and has been awarded the best overall film. On Friday 27 November the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) was presented with top awards at the 2020 International Tourism Film Festival Africa 2020 for its MzanSea: A celebration of South Africa’s oceans and 20 new Marine Protected Areas  short documentary film.

SANBI receive an award for the following categories:

  • 1st Place in Nature & Eco Tourism
  • Best Overall Film in Nature & Eco Tourism

The film was narrated by Zolani Mahola, former lead singer of Freshlyground conveying the essence of South Africa’s oceans and their role in our lives. The film was produced as part of Otto Whitehead’s postdoc at the SANBI and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with Professor Kerry Sink of SANBI’s Marine Programme.

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) mainly aims to contribute to the development of domestic and international tourism while encouraging the growth of the local film industry.

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