Dian Weys | South Africa | 2022 | 7'
A police officer has to remove the homeless from the roadside to make way for a fun-race and he has to make a difficult decision which makes him face his conscience. The homeless in Cape Town (today numbering about 14,000 people) are called "bergie" because they used to seek refuge on the slopes of the Table Mountain (in Afrikaans called the Tafelberg).
Oscar Petersen, Nicola Hanekom, Gretchen Ramsden, David Isaacs, Dean Balie, Robert Hindley, Earl Kruger
Stranger Films (Pty) Ltd.
Pierre de Villiers
Izel van der Merwe
Tanit d’Argent Award (Carthage Film Festival 2022)
Dian Weys studied BCom Law and English Honours at the University of the Free State and Honours in Film & Television Studies at the University of Cape Town, where he completed a Masters in Film Studies cum laude in 2016. Versnel , his first short film, screened at fifteen film festivals, including five Oscar Qualifying festivals. Plaashuis , his crowdfunded second short film, was selected at festivals such as Tampere Film Festival and Message to Man International Film Festival. Apart from filmmaking, he lectures at both the University of the Free State and the University of Stellenbosch.
2022 – Bergie, sf
2021 – Farmhouse, sf
2017 – Accelerate, sf