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  • company

    Seriti Films

  • position

    Managing Director

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about the jury

Leanne Kumalo is a South African film producer, and current Managing Director of Seriti Films which she co-founded in 2017. Her first feature film as producer was Bunny Chow (2005), part of the Official Selection of the Toronto Film Festival, which she produced while still completing her honors degree in filmmaking at the African School of Motion Picture (AFDA). Her passion for business and visual story telling led her into producing over 80 TV commercials in the last 9 years, having won several notable industry accolades such as Loeries, Pendorings, and Creative Circle.

Leanne is also a prolific Executive Producer in Television having created and produced several TV drama series, such as GomoraRedemptionThe Herd, and The Imposter. She also heads up the Seriti commercials division as Executive Producer.