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Jessica Singh

After completing a film course in 2008, Jessica registered her own production company in 2009, signing up as a Producer on the Discovery Network in that same year. In the past decade, she has shadowed and worked with seasoned industry professionals, was a founding staff member of AFDA Durban, ran two successful international film competition cycles as the Durban 48 Hour Film Project City Producer, been shortlisted by the Durban Film Office to pitch her documentary film projects, secured development funding from KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission to develop a lifestyle reality show concept into a ready-for-television production over 12 months, and has taken additional short film and media courses to further her professional growth in the media industry.

In 2018 she won the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Pitch Competition and her short film about saving Africa’s deadliest snakes premiered at the 2019 NEWF Congress. In 2019 she accepted a 6-month work assignment as the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) Assistant Manager for the festival’s 40th edition, which afforded her the opportunity to connect and network with local and international filmmakers, directors, producers, and media agencies. She is currently pursuing her LLB Law degree.