• Felix
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title : FELIX, King of the Sax
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 97 (in minutes)

14-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil's music.

When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father's old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.

A Roberta Durrant Film

2013, South Africa, 95mins, feature, HD, English and Xhosa with English subtitles, Family film

Hlayani Jr Mabasa
Linda Sokhulu
Dame Janet Suzman
Thapelo Mofokeng
Royston Stoffels
Nicholas Ellenbogen
Andre Jacobs
Elvis Mahomba
Okwethu Banisi
Joseph Hughes
Joshua Wyngaard
Joshua Samson
Wonga Fasi
Wesley Lerwill
Langley Kirkwood

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TITLE: Felix

GENRE: Family film


LENGTH: +/- 120 minutes

LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa

DIRECTOR: Roberta Durrant
Screenwriter: Shirley Johnston
DOP: Natalie Haarhoff
Art director: Surisa Surisa
Wardrobe stylist: Ayesha Khatieb
Hair and makeup artist: Islyn Goliath
Editor: Maryke Kruger
Line producer: Kate Schalk

The first South African film written, directed, shot, edited and line produced by women since democracy.


a Penguin Films production
for Sabido Productions

Distributed by
Crystal Brook Distribution.

It's the first film fully financed by Sabido Production (South Africa).

In Cinemas
13. September 2013

2013 | Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada
* Selected

2013 | Lucas International Children's Film Festival
* Selected

2013 | Hamburg FilmFest, in Germany.
* Selected

2013 | 34th Durban International Film Festival
* Won: Durban Audience Award
* World Premiere

Script Coverage and Awards

Francis Ford Coppola's ‘American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest'
* Quarter-finalist

Sithengi Writer's Forum Award
* Winner

U.S. Specscriptacular Competition Los Angeles
* Finalist

Moondance Screenwriting Competition Colorado 2005
* Quarter-finalist

Selected for Scrawl/Miramax development laboratory 2005


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  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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