General - May 4, 2017

The last chance to stop wondering with Discovery Channel is now!

Jozi Film Festival (JFF)JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 04 May 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The sixth annual Jozi Film Festival entry submissions opened on Monday 6th February 2017, and from today, all budding film makers have less than 27 days left to get their entries in. For those of you who missed it – this year, for the first time ever, the Jozi Film Festival (JFF) has partnered with Discovery Networks to launch a brand new category – the Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering Award.

For this category, film makers need to develop a 2-5 minute documentary which showcases and celebrates unique African stories and captures Discovery’s ethos of sparking curiosity. This is an Africa-wide search for filmmaking talent that carries a cash prize of $5,000 from Discovery Channel for the final winner to go towards their next filming project. Entry is free and multiple entries are welcome.

“Discovery Networks is very excited to see the entries that will be received for this competition as Discovery Channel has always been about satisfying curiosity, by breaking ground with high-quality factual entertainment programming that inspires and entertains audiences around the world,” said Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean. “So, if you are a naturally inquisitive film maker, then do not miss out on this opportunity and enter now before the closing date.”

Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean

Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean

After the closing of the entries, the Top 10 films selected by a JFF and Discovery jury will be broadcast on Discovery Channel in July and August, and again at the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival in September. The winning film will then be selected by popular vote via the voting tool on Discovery’s website: and the winner will be flown to Johannesburg to receive their prize at the Jozi Film Festival awards to be held on 24 September 2017.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and must reside on the African continent. Don’t miss out! Submit your work for this category -before the closing at 18:00 on 31 May 2017.

For more information on how to submit to JFF2017, please visit or You’re just one short film away from your dream career!

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Discovery Communications.

For further media queries contact: 
Thembi Mtiya 
Tel: (011) 548 – 2027 


Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit  
The Jozi Film Festival was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers in Johannesburg, and to develop an audience for South African films. While still prioritizing local film, JFF now accept films from around the world – features, short films, documentaries and student films. We are the longest running multi-genre festival in the City of Gold and our motto remains the same from Day One: We Love Jozi. We Love Film. 
The Jozi Film Festival strongly supports independent films.  
Lisa Henry 
+27 83 410 2664

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