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  • company

    Spitfire Films

  • position

    Head of Content & Partners

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about the jury

Baleseng Makola is the Head of Content and Partner at Spitfire Films, a company she’s been with for over five years. She joined the company as a Production Assistant back in 2014 after obtaining her film qualification from Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking where she majored in Producing just a couple of years after qualifying as a journalist.

Her drive and passion for teamwork then took over and Bale soon navigated various other departments within the company, lending a hand to and assisting the marketing team while also working on set as a Casting Coordinator before graduating to Junior Casting Director, a position she grew to own.

Bale is also a passionate storyteller and loves documentaries, having produced a few at Big Fish. She is also an avid photographer, a professional hobby she developed during her internship at Mzansi Magic for the Channel’s Loxion Bioscope series where she enjoyed working as a Camera Operator and Camera Assistant. She has judged secondary school drama and beauty pageant competitions where she stressed the importance of being a strong, passionate independent professional woman.