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Janet van Eeden

Janet is the Head of the School of Post-Graduate Studies at AFDA Durban, and holds her PhD in English, with a specialisation in Screenwriting. She wrote the script for the Internationally released feature film, White Lion, and a short film she wrote and produced, A Shot at the Big Time, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

She has written over 25 feature scripts, many short films and plays, and ghost-writes and script-edits for the KZN Film Commission. Janet is also a script evaluator for KZN FC as well as the Durban Film Office. She was the Overall Chairperson of the Simon Sabela Awards in 2018 and in 2019, and the Supervising Juror for the Durban International Film Festival in July 2019. She is currently the Overall Chairperson of the national SAFTA Awards, 2020.