Sihle Hlophe

South Africa


Sihle Hlophe is a multi-award-winning South African filmmaker and story development consultant. Her work has been recognised with numerous accolades including three South African Film & TV Awards for Best Documentary and Best Achievement in Directing and two Africa Movie Academy Award nominations. She’s the Executive Producer of Passion Seed Communications, a film-driven social enterprise. Sihle is currently directing two music-based feature-length documentaries. Past documentaries include Medupi & The Rose Of Marapong (15 min), Lobola, A Bride’s True Price? (96 min), Lindela Under Lockdown (8 min) and Celebrating Herstory Through Song (12 min). She’s also directed two feature-length TV films for Showmax, a 13-part mockumentary series for SABC 1 and two narrative short films that have been screened at over 50 international film festivals. Sihle is a Story Development Consultant who works with writers on both fiction and non-fiction projects. She has also worked as a Lecturer at AFDA and the University of Johannesburg.

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