SA director earns spot at Sundance Film Festival

Director John Trengrove has been behind an number of hit TV shows like 'Hopeville'.

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NEW YORK - A South African director is among the filmmakers who have earned a spot on the coveted line-up of next year's Sundance Film Festival.

The festival, co-founded by Robert Redford, is set to take place in January.

It showcases new and upcoming talent alongside established independent filmmakers from around the world.

Director John Trengrove, who studied film at New York University, has been behind an number of hit TV shows like Hopeville, which was nominated for an international Emmy.

The Wound is his first feature film and tells the story of a gay teenager who undergoes circumcision.

Also debuting at the festival is a documentary about Winnie Madikizela Mandela by a French filmmaker, who promises a closer look at her relationship with former President Nelson Mandela.

WATCH: 'The Wound' trailer

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)