SA man wins silver at Cannes Film Festival

Cape Town filmmaker wins critical acclaim for two of his productions at the film festival.

This screengrab shows two YouTube videos by Dan Mace. Picture: Groundglass/Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town filmmaker has won critical acclaim for two of his productions at the Cannes Film Festival.

Dan Mace entered two of his YouTube videos, Mine Sniffing Rats and Gift, in the Young Director Awards.

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Mace, 26, placed second in two categories at the prestigious festival.

"I think it's been going for eight years at Cannes and I was nominated in two out of the four categories; this is for the Changing the World Frame by Frame category and the other for the Short Film category. I got two silvers and came second in both."

Mace says there has been an increase in South African talent over the past few years.

"There's a climb in the online film and YouTube channel filmmakers, not just directors. These are youngsters that shoot and edit pieces which is amazing. The level of film is increasing."