Bongiwe Selane


Bongiwe Selane is an award winning producer with credits that include Culture Shock, the 2013 SAFTA winner for best reality show and the short film Unomalanga and The Witch, Best South African Short Film at DIFF in 2015.

Her producing credits include New Directions – an M-Net’s skills development initiative that she headed for 8 years, which saw the production of over 30 short films across the African continent. She also produced a documentary series called Great Africans for Africa Magic Entertainment Broadcast in 2014. The series profiled African icons including Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Wole Soyinka and Wangari Maathai.

Bongiwe is currently producing the NFVF’s Female Only Filmmaker project, a series of short narrative films by female filmmakers.

Her feature film debut is called Happiness is a Four-Letter-Word, an adaptation of a novel by author Cynthia Jele. Released in February 2016, the film went on to break the SA box office record, ranking in just over R13.4 million at the box office.