The feature film Krotoa has achieved great acclaim on the international festival circuit :
International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture – Official Selection
Artemis Women in Action Film Festival – Official Selection
Female Eye Film Festival –
Official Selection/ Nominated for Best Foreign Feature
Nashville Film Festival – Official Selection
World Humanitarian Awards – Official Selection
International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Depth Of Field International Film Festival – BEST OF SHOW
International Movie Awards – PLATINUM AWARD WINNER
Filmmakers World Festival – DIAMOND AWARD
IndieFEST Film Awards – BEST OF SHOW
Accolade Global Film Competition – Award of Excellence Special Mention: Women Filmmakers
World Woman Awards – WORLD PLATINUM AWARD
World Film Awards – PLATINUM WORLD AWARD
Harlem International Film Festival – Best Of Show
The feature film FELIX has achieved great acclaim on the international festival circuit winning :
The Audience Award at Durban International Film Festival 2013
The Lucas Award for best film at the Lucas International Children’s Film Festival in Frankfurt 2013
The Michel Award for best film at the Hamburg Film Festival 2013
The Best Director Award at the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria 2013
Two awards at the International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino in Poland 2013
The Marcinek Award for best full length film for children as well as the Teacher’s Jury 2013
Shirley Johnston won Best Feature Film Script from the Writers Guild of South Africa’s Muse Awards 2013
Beste feature film: “Felix” by Roberta Durant (Zuid-Afrika, 2013)Children’s Jury Antwerp
Youth Jury prize for Best Film at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver, Canada 2014
Best Film Award at Kikife International Children’s Film Festival in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 2014
Adult Jury Prize – ‘Die Goldene Klappe Award’ for best Picture at the Augsburg Children’s Film Festival in Germany 2014
Peoples Choice Award Best Feature Film Vancouver South African Film Festival 2014
Youth Jury Award Best Feature Film Toronto Intern. Film Festival for Kids 2014
Special Mention Award
Roberta Durrant also received Special Jury Recognition
for Felix as a first time feature film director at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
HOME AFFAIRS has been a finalist in the drama category at the International Emmy Awards four times between 2007 and 2010 in both the best drama category and best actress category.
In 2007 HOME AFFAIRS was a finalist at Banff (Canada) and received especial mention at the Rose d’Or (Switzerland).
Paw Paw Films’ legal drama series SOKHULU and PARTNERS was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2009 in the drama category and won best drama and best lead actress SAFTAS in 2009.
In 2004, STOKVEL was the runner-up in New York in the International Emmy Awards in the sitcom category, the first time in the history of South African television that a local program was nominated. STOKVEL has won various SAFTA awards over a 5 year period including best comedy, best director, best actor, best actress and best ensemble acting.
STOKVEL won Best Comedy at the South Africa comedy awards.
ABOUT US, a four part comedy sketch show produced for SABC2. STOKVEL received an honourable mention at the International Golden Rose Festival in the comedy category in 2005.
MADAM&EVE achieved a Rose in the prestigious 2002 Golden Rose Awards in Switzerland for best sitcom from over 30 submissions from around the world.
At the SAFTA Awards in 2012, Penguin Films and Paw Paw Films were well represented with 18 nominations in various comedy, drama and children’s programming categories,
Penguin Films and Paw Paw Films walked away with Best Ensemble cast for STOKVEL and
Best Supporting Actress Harriet Manamela in SOKHULU and PARTNERS.
At the SAFTA Awards in 2011 Penguin Films achieved 8 nominations:
STOKVEL was nominated for Best Actor and Actress.
DEELTITEL DAMES for Best Actress
HOME AFFAIRS for Best Drama Series, Best Actress and Best Editor
Best Supporting Actress for HOME AFFAIRS was awarded to Theresa Benade
At the SAFTA Awards in 2010 Penguin Films and Paw Paw Films achieved 7 local SAFTA awards:
SOKHULU and PARTNERS, won Best Drama and Best Actress
STOKVEL’s director, Vusi Dibakwane, won Best Comedy Director
Penguin Films has also received the following local awards:
NTVA Silver Stone Award 2001 for S.O.S
MADAM&EVE received an NTVA Bronze Stone Award
NTVA Bronze Stone Award 2001 for SCOOP SCHOMBIE
1999 5 AVANTI Awards for GOING UP
1 BRONZE Award for KHULULEKA and
3 additional CRAFT Awards
1996 2 AVANTI AWARDS for FUTURE IMPERFECT
1995 Artes Awards:
Best Presenter Professor Dennis Davis for FUTURE IMPERFECT
Best Director for an edutainment series Joy Wilson for MAXIMUM ME
1994 2 Star Tonight Awards:
- Best Magazine Program
Roberta Durrant for FUTURE IMPERFECT
- Best Presenter of any program TV1 or M-NET
Professor Dennis Davis for FUTURE IMPERFECT
Best Drama Clive Morris for VELAPHI
Special Merit Award Best actor Ray Ntlokwana for VELAPHI
Best Children’s Program LET’S GO TRAVELLING
Roberta Durrant for A SAHIB IN SOUTH AFRICA
Roberta Durrant for ‘SGUDI ‘SNAYSI (IT’S GOOD, IT’S NICE)
Joe Mafela for ‘SGUDI ‘SNAYSI (IT’S GOOD, IT’S NICE)
Richard Beynon for ‘SGUDI ‘SNAYSI (IT’S GOOD, IT’S NICE)
3 Star Tonight Awards in 1991:
Best Children’s Program Roberta Durrant for WHAT-IF
Best Comedy Series VELAPHI
Best Comedy Artist Ray Ntlokwana for VELAPHI
Besides these, since 1982, Penguin Films received
3 other STAR TONIGHT AWARDS and 5 nominations.
STAR TONIGHT AWARD for Best Children’s Program
for the edutainment drama WHAT-IF.
CHECKERS CONSUMER AWARD
for their program THE ACTIVE CONSUMER.
3 Awards from the HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL AND TV FESTIVAL.
Special Awards for our Directors:
The Lifetime Achievement Award from the SAFTA committee in 2012 was awarded to Roberta Durrant for her contribution to comedy, drama and development in the industry.
2006 Roberta Durrant has received
the Golden Plume Award for 30 years of Excellence in TV.
Roberta has also received
the Passing the Torch Award from the Gauteng Provincial Government.
Roberta Durrant received an IMBONGI Award in 2009
for her contribution to the Film – and Television industry.
1992 the ARTES and the TONIGHT Award
for Best Actor Joe Mafela and
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Award (Star Tonight).