Sylvia Vollenhoven

Sylvia Vollenhoven


Sylvia Vollenhoven is a writer, award-winning journalist, and filmmaker, a winner of the 2016 Mbokodo Award for Literature. Her film in development, The Keeper of the Kumm, an Ancestral Historical Story was showcased as part of the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) slate at the Cannes Film Festival. She was short-listed for the City Press Tafelberg 2012 inaugural non-fiction book award and was the South Africa producer for the BBC 2-part mini-series Mandela the Living Legend. A play she co-authored, My Word, Redesigning Buckingham Palace, was chosen for a run in London’s West End.


2019 Jozi Gold (Documentary)
2015 Emo Adams: Tall, Dark and Afrikaans (TV Movie documentary)
2012 Project Spear (Documentary)

Sylvia Vollenhoven's films at RIFF
Jozi Gold
A Different Tomorrow
Year: 2019
Grandmother and environmental activist Mariette Liefferink is up against the richest mining corporations in Africa. The Age...