Losing Lerato: The hit film won 6 awards at an International Film Festival.

Losing Lerato: The hit film won 6 awards at an International Film Festival.


No Coronavirus was going to stop the cast and crew members of the hit local film, Losing Lerato, to fetch their wins at an international film festival.

Despite the outbreak, they were adamant that they were going to travel abroad and showcase their film.

The film grossed millions at the local box office, now the film has gone international. They took home six awards at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in California.

Check out their wins in all categories:

Best Actor Feature – Kagiso Modupe
· Best Actress Feature – Samela Tyelbooi
· Best Child Performance – Tshimollo Modupe
· Golden Era Humanitarian Narrative Award– Losing Lerato
· Best Original Score – Losing Lerato @briantemba
· Festival Favourite – Losing Lerato pic.twitter.com/cicM6APEEM

— Kagiso Modupe (@KagisoModupe) March 16, 2020

One of the actors Thato Molamu was over the moon and gushed on Instagram for the amazing work they have done;

“We travelled halfway across the world with six nominations and I am happy to say Bakwena Productions landed six awards of nine. The international nomination for me was a great milestone, and big up to the team for bagging them. What a time to be alive to get an international recognition for Jake Daddy Chief. Well done team.”

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AND THE WINNER IS …. 6 awards – Humanitarian , Best Score, Best Child Actor, Best Actor and Best Actress with Best Festival Film. We are rapping our country, our continent AFRICA, wearing the South African Flag. #idyllwildfilmfestival team #losinglerato . #FilmMaking #contentcreator #GatewayMedia #storyteller #SouthAfrica @saftassa @shotleft @gautengfilmcommission @visitconhill @visitgauteng #DaddyChief #MamaChief #BabyChief #Thami

A post shared by Thato Molamu (@thatomolamu) on Mar 15, 2020 at 8:12am PDT

The team will be heading back home soon.