Louw Venter

Louw Venter
© Courtesy Festival de Cannes 2015
Film director, Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Celebrated actor and screenwriter Louw Venter is a co-creator of the cult comedy TV series The Most Amazing Show which proved pivotal to the rise of the Zef-culture movement in South Africa. Since then his focus has been on satire and cinema with leading roles in a slew of local films and TV series. In 2014 he wrote and acted in Konfetti, an award winning film based on his hit play the Best Man's Speech. His performance won him the Best Actor award and Best Screenplay nomination at the Silwerskerm Festival in 2014. He also received the 2015 SAFTA Award for Best Actor in the television drama Swartwater. Louw has just completed his directorial debut LEEMTE, an arresting short film which serves as a precursor to his upcoming feature project, THE TREE (2016).



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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