Biography

Joshua Magor is an award winning South African writer, director and cinematographer. His work has shown at numerous international film festivals and has screened at prestigious institutions such as London’s Barbican Centre, the Chicago Cultural Centre and the Tatham Art Gallery in South Africa. As a director his debut feature film “Siyabonga” made its world premiere in the main competition of the 71st Locarno Film Festival and went on to play extensively around the world at cinemas, film festivals and art galleries. To date the film has won 9 awards and received over 50 nominations internationally. Joshua is the founder of "Other People" (www.other-people.co), a creative studio and production company that works across a variety of mediums including film, photography and installation. 

Education

2010-2014

The University of Edinburgh

MA (Hons) Economics & English Literature

2014-2017

The London Film School

MA Filmmaking

Awards/Selections

As Writer-Director:

2019 - Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival

2019 - Winner Best Performance Slamdance Film Festival 

2019 - Official Selection Sarasota Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Barbican Chronic Youth Festival

2019 - Winner Best Narrative Feature 46th Athens International Film & Video Festival

2019 - Winner Best Feature Film Santa Cruz International Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Harlem International film Festival  

2019 - Official Selection Seoul International Film Festival

2019 - Winner Best Feature Cuidad del Este Independent Film Festival

​2019 - Official Selection Toronto South African Film Festival

2019 - Berlinale Talents 

2019 - Official Selection Chicago International Film Festival Summer Screenings Program

2019 - Official Selection Festival De Cine Africano Tarifa

2019 - Official Selection Sudan Independent Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Festival International du Film Panafricain Cannes

2019 - Official Selection Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Vancouver South African Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Mashariki African Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Durban International Film Festival

2019 - Official Selection Newark International Film Festival 

2019 - Winner Best Feature Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 

2019 - Winner Best Director Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 

2019 - Winner Best Cinematography Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 

2019 - Winner Best Actor Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 

2019 - Winner Best Foreign Documentary 24th Indie Gathering 

2019 - Official Selection Nòt Film Fest

2019 - Official Selection Hilton Arts Festival

2018 - Tatham Art Gallery

2018 - Official Selection 71st Locarno Film Festival

2018 - Nominated for The Golden Leopard Filmmakers of the Present 71st Locarno Film Festival 

2018 - Nominated for Best Emerging Director 71st Locarno Film Festival 

2018 - Nominated for the FIPRESCI Prize 71st Locarno Film Festival 

2018 - Nominated for Special Jury Prize 71st Locarno Film Festival

2018 - Nominated for The Swatch First Feature Award 71st Locarno Film Festival 

2018 - Nominated for The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award 71st Locarno Film Festival 

2018 - Nominated for the Label Europa Cinemas Award 2018

2018 - Nominated for the Cinelab Award 2018

2018 - Official Selection Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018

2018 - Official Selection Jozi Film Festival 2018

2018 - Official Selection Honor Film Festival 

2017 - Official Selection Lisbon International Film Festival

2017 - Official Selection Stockholm Independant Film Festival 

2017 - Winner 2nd Place Short Film 22nd Indie Gathering, Ohio

2017 - Official Selection Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival 

2017 - Honourable Mention at Experimental Forum, Los Angeles 

2017 - Honourable Mention Los Angeles Underground Film Festival 

2017 - Winner Best Student Film at Ramunas Atelier International Independent Film Awards 

2017 - Official Selection at the Largo Film Awards 

2017 - Official Selection Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 

2017 - Official Selection Houston Comedy Film Festival 

2017 - Semi-Finalist Low Lights Pictures International Screenplay Competition

 

As Cinematographer:

2017 - Official Selection Friss Hús International Short film Festival Budapest

2016 - Winner Prix du Jury prize at Teuton International Film Festival 

2016 - Best Documentary Screentest Film Festival  

2016 - Official Selection Water Sprite Film Festival 

2016 - Official Selection 9th Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival 

2016 - Programmed on BBC Arabic

 

© Joshua Magor 2018