About Us

Penguin Films is one of the premiere film and television production companies in South Africa, having achieved success both locally and internationally in the fields of feature film, long form television drama ,comedy and reality series.


Television Series include:


  • Ring of Lies (telenovela for Mzansi Magic, M-Net)
  • Dramas: Ambitions (eTV), Sara se Geheim 1&2 (kykNET M-Net), Z’bondiwe 1, 2 & 3 (eTV), Isikizi 1&2 (Mzansi Magic,M-Net), Saints and Sinners 1, 2 & 3 (Mzansi Magic,M-Net), Sokhulu and Partners 1, 2 & 3 (SABC), Home Affairs (SABC), Montana (SABC), Izingane Zobaba (SABC), Shreds and Dreams (SABC), Forced Love (SABC)
  • Sitcoms: Sgudi Snaysi (SABC), Going Up (SABC), About Us (SABC), Madam & Eve (eTV), SOS (eTV), Fishy Feshuns (SABC), Going Up Again (SABC), Mazinyo dot Q (SABC) and Stokvel (SABC)


Disney Cookabout, a co-production between Penguin Films and The Walt Disney Company (UK) is currently nominated for the 6th International Emmy Kids Awards 2017

and won a 2017 SAFTA Award for Best Children’s Programme

Penguin’s televison drama series have received many lcoal SAFTA awards in South Africa and international recognition including:


  • Nominee Drama International Emmy (Sokhulu and Partners– 2009)
  • Nominee Drama International Emmy Awards (Home Affairs– 2006)
  • Finalist Banff Canada (Home Affairs- 2007)
  • Rose d’Or Switzerland Special Mention (Home Affairs- 2007)
  • Nominee Drama International Emmy Awards (Home Affairs– 2007)
  • Best Sitcom Bronze Rose at The Golden Rose Awards Switzerland (Madam & Eve– 2002)
  • Nominee Sitcom International Emmy Awards New York (Stokvel – 2004)




Feature Films:


Krotoa – distributed by Ster Kinekor and Shoreline Entertainment and Winner of 9 international awards including:

  • Best Film at The Harlem International Film Festival
  • Best Film at The Montreal International Black Film festival


Felix – Won 17 International Awards including:

  • TIFF Kids Festival Young People’s Jury Award for Best Feature Film in 2014
  • Audience Choice Award at Durban International Film Festival in South Africa in 2013
  • Lucas award for Best Film at the Lucas International Children’s Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany 2013
  • Best Film at Cinekid The Netherlands 2013


Ingoma – Won 6 SAFTAs 2016 for best Made for TV Film


Skilpoppe – M-Net Movie of the Month


Inside Out – Successfully distributed by Ster Kinekor and Icon Entertainment