Krotoa scoops up 9th International Award!

The South African movie Krotoa has finished its run at local box office but the film is still in the awards race, scooping up its 9th International Award.
Krotoa has won it’s ninth international award at the Montreal International Black Film Festival in Canada by scooping the award for Best Narrative Feature. The 13th Montreal International Black Film Festival’s Winners were selected by a professional panel of judges. Other films in the running were Carpinteros, by José Maria Cabral (République Dominicaine); Kalushi – The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, by Mandla Dube; Dabka, by Bryan Buckley.

Krotoa’s film director, Roberta Durrant said after hearing the news of the award: “We can’t be more honoured that this important story about an extraordinary woman in our history has received this award.”

Krotoa has also been selected as the gala night opening film at the Toronto South Africa International Film Festival which will be held on the 14th & 15th October in Toronto, Canada. The writers, Kaye Ann Williams and Crystal-Donna Roberts (Krotoa) are looking forward to Skyping in from SA to answer the Q&A after the screening.

The film has recently been picked up by Shoreline Entertainment in California, USA for
international distribution throughout the globe.

The seven-week cinema run is finished in South Africa with the rental release scheduled for the 27th November. The DVD will be available in stores and online from the 1st December.

Krotoa was produced by the SAFTA Award-winning film company, Penguin Films, in association with kykNET and is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

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