Brian Tilley

Brian Tilley
Film director, Producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
South Africa

Brian Tilley has won several awards for both his documentary and fiction film work. "Fruits of Defiance" (45 mins, 1989), a film about the mass defiance campaign and the release of Nelson Mandela, won first prize in the Third World section of the Montreal Television Festival. His documentary work has covered a history of the ANC, the sex industry in Johannesburg and several episodes of "Parklife Africa", a Discovery series set in the Kruger Park.

His feature work includes the drama series "The Line" aka "In a Time of Violence" (3X52 mins, 1993) which he wrote and directed. Broadcast all over the world, it won a merit award at the 4th festival of African Cinema in Milan in 1994 and two South African Artes Awards for screenplay and director. His short film "Lucky Day" (11 mins 1999), which he wrote and directed, was selected for the Best of the Fest at the 1999 Edinburgh Film Festival and won best short film at the Southern African Film Festival.

Brian is developing a feature film script and a thirteen part series on the police for SABC.


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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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